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10-30-2020, 05:11 AM - 2 Likes   #1876
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
Domiplan 50mm F2.8. [For some years Amateur Photographer magazine used this as the lower benchmark in their lens tests, as being the worst lens they had ever tested]
Somewhere in Photography Heaven the designer is reading this and crying, "But I tried so hard!"

10-30-2020, 02:46 PM   #1877
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I wonder how you attach this (which is for the Pentax 110 SLR) to a 35mm SLR ...

Vintage Ashi Pentax AF130P Electronic Flashgun for Ashi Pentax 35mm Camera. | eBay
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Some Mystery Items

??????????? No other pictures.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/https://https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-MZ-50-35mm-...r-Repair/17445


Nice group, but this is the only picture and If it is meant to show what the lens can do, you can't even read the big lettering when it is enlarged on Ebay itself
Pentax 300mm F4.0 Telephoto Lens, Screw Thread (M42) | eBay


Cutting edge tech?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-MZ-50-35mm-SLR-Film-Camera-Body-Only-Fault...Condition=7000


Wot's this?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Nikon-Nikkor-Lens-Case-3-x-4-5-in-MT3X6/2...gAAOSwm91fBln7

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11-01-2020, 05:53 AM   #1879
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Extension tube ? To what purpose ?

Telephoto adapter and extension tube: Pentax | eBay

F1.2 - sigh

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-P30-Film-Camera-Pentax-M-50mm-F1-2-Lens-fl...C&LH_Auction=1


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'See photographs' - all the one of them. Usual disclaimer as to knowledge.

Kax teleconverter lens | eBay
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
'See photographs' - all the one of them. Usual disclaimer as to knowledge.
Is he having a laugh? 100 for a teleconverter I've never heard of? But at least we get to hear a bit of his life story, as is often the case with sellers who expect to get nearly as much or more than it cost new.

Kax? Who in their right mind thought up that name? Here is what it conjours up in British slang : https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/cack
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
Is he having a laugh? 100 for a teleconverter I've never heard of? But at least we get to hear a bit of his life story, as is often the case with sellers who expect to get nearly as much or more than it cost new.

Kax? Who in their right mind thought up that name? Here is what it conjours up in British slang : https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/cack
I think, looking at the single image, it is actually a Teleplus - the 'Kax' is probably intended as the mount information.

BTW, I have often wondered if the word 'Kak' is the origin of the word 'Kakhi' for soldiers' ufinorms - as in https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kak#:~:text=noun%20(S.,shoes%20were%20covered%20in%20kak.

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11-03-2020, 06:34 AM   #1883
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
I think, looking at the single image, it is actually a Teleplus
Some more pictures have since appeared, and the price reduced to a more reasonable 25. Is he reading this thread? The body cap on it says Teleplus and the other end has a genuine Asahai Pentax lens cap.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
I think, looking at the single image, it is actually a Teleplus - the 'Kax' is probably intended as the mount information.

BTW, I have often wondered if the word 'Kak' is the origin of the word 'Kakhi' for soldiers' ufinorms - as in Kak - definition of kak by The Free Dictionary.
The word kak is widely used in South Africa, but I don't know the origins. For those who are wondering, it translates to "brown stuff with a soft texture and strong odor that is not mentioned in polite conversation."

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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
I think, looking at the single image, it is actually a Teleplus - the 'Kax' is probably intended as the mount information. ...
One of the other pics shows "SOLIGOR" on the converter body - so probably actually from some "no-name" manufacturer, and not Teleplus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wasp Quote
The word kak is widely used in South Africa, but I don't know the origins. For those who are wondering, it translates to "brown stuff with a soft texture and strong odor that is not mentioned in polite conversation."
Probably has its origins from the Romantic languages specifically cacare, Latin for "to defecate". The Spanish word "caca" or "kaka" stems from Latin. It is easy to imagine "kak" finding its way into Afrikaans as the Netherlands or parts thereof was under Spanish rule for quite some time.
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Somewhere in Photography Heaven the designer is reading this and crying, "But I tried so hard!"
You think this designer went to Heaven ?
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You can look at the auction listing for my recent purchase but not spot the problem:

Vintage Antique James Swan Woodworking Chisel 2" Blade 12" Long Oak Handle | eBay

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Seller says oops. I didn't really notice for quite a while. Otherwise it's a very nice chisel!
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Hammerhead Flash Units with Missing Brackets

Why oh why are there so many hammerhead flash units on Ebay with the bracket missing? What do people do with the brackets? It is very frustrating Occasionally you see a bracket sold separately, but if it is for a specific branded unit they want almost as much as a complete unit, so they are obviously in short supply. The "For Spares and Repairs" units that might include a bracket don't cost much less either

Here is an example :
Vintage NATIONAL PE-381SG Japan Handle Flash Unit for film Camera SLR | eBay
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Vintage NATIONAL PE-381SG Japan Handle Flash Unit for film Camera SLRNote - Doesn't come with its Bracket, but one can be installed.
Yeah, right, install one, just like that. I've been watching flash stuff on Ebay for some months now, and I'd never heard of National flash units until now, let alone know how to find a spare bracket for one. The seller is a dealer, so if anyone could find a bracket they could, but thay haven't, and it's near useless without one.

It least this guy points out there is no bracket; I think other sellers hope that you don't notice a detail like that - same with connecting leads, but that's a story for another day


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