Viviparous Lens

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by John Seaman, May 15, 2017.

  1. During today's browse on the auction sire, I have encountered a Viviparous lens, which hopefully will give forth live young. Also a Visitor lens, a Casino lens, and a Minolta Dynasty body. I could go on.

    Viviparous Macro Focusing Zoom 28-200mm | eBay
  2. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.

    Thanks, John. And I'd been looking for a "Heliods" 58mm lens. :)
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  3. SCL


  4. I bought a "Bogart Flat Shirt Press" off the Bay about 12 years ago. The opening bid was $10, with $25 in shipping--and it was listed in the 'Clothing & Accessories' category. No one else bid on it. Why was the shipping so much? Well, because it weighed nearly 40 pounds, and was actually a Bogen Model 590 dry mount press... :p

    Then there was the "Aluminum & Leather Tracing Box." The seller added the usual proviso "I don't know how this works, I can't open it, and it came with a bunch of stuff from an estate sale." Price with BIN was $20 with $8.50 shipping. The photo was so badly out of focus that it was nearly impossible to tell what it was. It was pretty clear to me what that was. A Graflex Super Graphic camera--that when it arrived turned out to be the Speed version with the Optar/Rodenstock f4.5/1000s lens on it...

    I am still waiting to discover that $10 Leica. As Ron White famously declared, "You can't fix stupid..." :rolleyes:
  5. Wonderful finds!

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