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04-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #1666
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The Acidental Purchase

A few days ago I posted on the Latest Acquisition thread that I had accidentally acquired a nice KM with correct body cap, recently CLA'ed by Eric - meaning I must have bid on it but I still don't remember doing so - for $48.

This is what was in the box. I checked the Listing - camera was capped with a K-mount body cap. Checking deeper in the box, the printed eBay Invoice had, "With compliments. Have fun!" written across the Total.


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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
A few days ago I posted on the Latest Acquisition thread that I had accidentally acquired a nice KM with correct body cap, recently CLA'ed by Eric - meaning I must have bid on it but I still don't remember doing so - for $48.

This is what was in the box. I checked the Listing - camera was capped with a K-mount body cap. Checking deeper in the box, the printed eBay Invoice had, "With compliments. Have fun!" written across the Total.
You must be living right is all I have to say. The S-M-C 50/1.4 with hood and caps is worth $48 in its own right. Enjoy your KM!


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P.S. It just occurred to me that a genuine adapter might have also been part of the mix...dang...
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
You must be living right is all I have to say. The S-M-C 50/1.4 with hood and caps is worth $48 in its own right. Enjoy your KM!


Steve

P.S. It just occurred to me that a genuine adapter might have also been part of the mix...dang...
I am stunned (or stuned, from back in the day)
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Mann lucky! $48 bucks, sweet deal

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
You must be living right is all I have to say. The S-M-C 50/1.4 with hood and caps is worth $48 in its own right. Enjoy your KM!

Steve

P.S. It just occurred to me that a genuine adapter might have also been part of the mix...dang...
Thanks Steve. Never have had one. This one is certainly worth the $48.

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Mann lucky! $48 bucks, sweet deal
I don't know - there's something else going on here. It just doesn't figure.
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Wow - a super-clean CLA'd KM, with Tak 50/1.4 & adapter! You made out like a bandit
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A Super Multi Coated one at that! You must be living right . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Wow - a super-clean CLA'd KM, with Tak 50/1.4 & adapter! You made out like a bandit
QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
A Super Multi Coated one at that! You must be living right . . .
Well let's just say, what ever's going on, after all these years it was just my turn (but I'm listening for that other shoe).

[EDIT:] Late this afternoon I turned over the battery (nice seller, or it hasn't been used since the CLA), loaded some Tri-X and went for a walk. Is there some kind of magic in a KM focusing screen that differs from a KX? This one is bright and clear and there is "snap" to the focus that I've only seen on a few lenses before this. I can even use my right eye without glasses, both eyes open (but I shouldn't walk that way). Between the K-01 LCD and this . . . !

Man, this is going to be fun!!


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Nice KM and lens, Xmas in the spring!

Enjoy, Phil
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Nice KM and lens, Xmas in the spring!

Enjoy, Phil
Surely true! So many cameras. So little time.
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Here's my Spotmatic F out in the wild from a couple years ago. I had Eric go through it after I bought it and it works like a dream and the 55mm/ f1.8 performs oh so nice on it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pickles Quote
"Nothing special"?....The "SE" would be relatively rare would it not?....and the lens & camera look to be in good shape, so I say it's gotta be a "bit" special, at the very least?!.
Regards, Pickles.
The camera is fairly clean; I guess I'll see if the light seal is still good when I get done with the current roll of film. It was the last time I used it, but that was several years ago and it's been in a box since then. The lens is in really good shape. Got that one from KEH (EX+), I love their grading system.
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Super-jealous of your KM deal, Monochrome. You rocked that one! We should all be so lucky!

Even my $150 Pentax 645 wasn't as swingin' a deal as that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
Super-jealous of your KM deal, Monochrome. You rocked that one! We should all be so lucky!

Even my $150 Pentax 645 wasn't as swingin' a deal as that!
Yeah - it is pretty sweet. I guess I've overpaid for enough eBay stuff that its my turn

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The KM is sublime.

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