Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Dave Colangelo, Apr 27, 2016.
Indeed I do.
Ah, I have been thinking about getting a hold of one of those ... my friend has one in his machine shop just for tiny jobs, and I thought it would be a really handy tool (next to a micro milling machine).
Spend a little more and get something like a Myford ML7 or Super 7. The Unimats are kind of neat, but I find them to be so small as to make work more difficult than it needs to be, not to mention their lack of micrometer dials and power feed.
[Dramatic Music] A sudden turn of events and a rouge ebay bid and we are back in action....
So a few weeks ago I was on eBay trolling for cheap 'blad gear and found a "500mm C T* W/Case" ooooo why is the bidding starting at $25, "lens has fungus and we have been informed can not be repaired". Hmmmm this is cheap what do I have to lose maybe it has the rear element I need, worst case it has V series parts that are quickly running out on this planet. So I bid, not really thinking much about it and of course a few days later...
"You have won the auction pay now"
And on to the waiting game with USPS. Lens arrives about a week later and ill be honest I was expecting another mess of a priceless artifact. To my surprise the lens was in near perfect shape. There was some fungus so I did what I love to do and popped the front element off, fungus cleaned RIGHT OFF . Oh boy was I excited. Now there is still some fungus on the rear element but I suspect I will be able to get it off however it does not really seem to be serious enough to effect anything form what I can see, it is noticeable to the naked eye though.
The elements with some cleaner on them,
And of course, as a full setup,
Now I just need to wait for summer and for the girds to come back out.....
Dafuq!!! A 500 Tele-tessar for a little bit of nothin!!! Lucky you!
The bidding went up some, I think I won it for like $105 or something. Either way a steal for Zeiss glass.
Girls to come back out? Or for the birds to come back out?
Ah, awesome that you were able to get such a lens at that price !!
Impressive. I enjoyed the thread. Looking forward to the next one.
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