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Nikon, 50mm (5cm) f1.5 Nikkor-S.C (M39, chrome)

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Nikon: 50mm (5cm) f1.5 Nikkor-S.C (M39, chrome) camera

 Camera sales and other sources with converted and inflation-adjusted prices:
Date
Condition Price
 2012-05-12
 B+
 $3088
 2011-05-28
 B+
 $1641
 2009-05-23
 B
 $1599
 2008-06-07
 B+
 $2510
 2007-11-17
 B
 $1626


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by BrianS » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:22 am

I bought one in EX+ condition with a MIOJ Canon III for $1500, took an "Ebay Gamble". Seller was honest, stated glass was clear- but Photo's had odd reflections. Mine is a 905 batch, bought June 2013.

I wrote an article about it here:

http://www.leicaplace.com/showthread.php?t=185

and compared it with a 1943 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar "T" in near mint condition. I rebuilt that lens.

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by diser » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:47 pm

What was the reason for "odd reflections", Brian? Lens separation?

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by BrianS » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 am

The reflections were not from the glass, they were from the flash bouncing off the interior camera. The glass on the lens is near perfect, no need to open it up and clean. One tiny impression on the DOF scale, otherwise perfect.

When listing a lens, I try to light the glass from behind. Even then, some reflections look like spots. It's hard to get shots that show true condition.


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