Lens Cap gone wild!

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marco_vera|1, May 4, 2005.

  1. Contax collectors check the bottom of you camera bins..you might have
    something worth it's weight in gold!

    Ebay item: 7510781652

    Sometimes i just don't understand....
  2. Maybe it's plated tin on gold?

    Just joking!
  3. ...does he have the BOX it came in?
  4. Without the original wrapper it is worth nothing.
  5. Whoa, I just paid 1,80 euros to have a prewar Zeiss Ikon G20 mint infrared filter for Contax sent overseas ; I should have listed it with the magic RARE RARE RARE qualifier, I would have sold it for $500.00 or even more :)))
    More seriously : exactly what I said yesterday about the leather straps.
    It seems that there is a kind of Contaxmania nowadays, that makes the Zeiss Ikon Contax items' prices go wild far beyond all odds. Even a Leitz lens cap wouldn't sell for such a price. Fortunately I've got all what I need and had been deaming of for years ; good deals at normal prices with Zeiss Ikon top-of-the-line items will probably become rarer and rarer in a very next future.
  6. Unbelievabe!

  7. Marco, if you look for a lens cap for your Tessar, then this one might be the good cap ? I don't know. The seller told me the inner diameter was about 30mm. It's just a bit less expensive than the other one :)
  8. Well! Well! Well! The price of this lens cap, is equivalent to what I paid 30 years ago for my mintish Contax I, with the Tessar 50/2.8 + lens cap + the leather case. My lens cap is in mintish condition.
  9. Plain stupid. Dumm. Ghabby.
  10. Maybe I'll wake up soon...
  11. OK I'm heading to the junk bin today. (my favourite camera store still has one) I've picked up a few free items that were useful. Last I checked, it really was junk but I guess I should look carefully for anything marked with a good brand name.

    A $500 lens cap would convert nicely into a 35mm Biogon or 85mm Sonnar for my Contax!
  12. You haven't seen anything until you move into Nikon RF land.

    e.g. the lens cap for the 50f1.1 has gotten higher prices.

  13. I'm quitting my job and I'm going to start making counterfeit lens caps.
  14. At those prices, I wouldn't be surprised if half of them aren't counterfeit already!
  15. Let us keep hope though, sometimes good deals are still to be found :)
    I feel that price quite reasonable, with shipping it will be 2,76 euros more - the first time I will pay the postal services more than the seller for a Contax RF item ! And for that price I have also the $99.00 leather case strap included... I know, not in "new out of the papersheet" condition... I will register a complaint :)
    Yipes :)=
  16. If anyone is interested, I have a Zeiss Ikon Contax (classic) 2x available. It is mint. Check my site for price and photo.

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