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Mathieu18
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Build, fit and finish, as well as markers I can find online makes me think these are real, but curious about input from others that have more experience than I do.

First is a Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50/1.5 S/N 6633334. Has the red T, uses "," instead of "." between numbers. Construction seems great, but I don't see signs of brass. Glass has light fungus that's going to need a cleaning but otherwise good shape.

Second is a Carl Zeiss Jena 8,5 cm Sonnar 1:2, S/N 2078305, I do see brass on the mount side of this one which I believe is usually 100% real. Unfortunately it looks like element separation, and it's dusty but I don't know how bad it is yet. Edit: cleaned the front element, shows the separation better now. Advice how to approach this would also be appreciated.

Last I believe is a Contax IIa. Again, if it's a fake it's a good one. Doesn't have the obvious signs of a fake, but don't know how to definitively tell it's real either.

Any thoughts appreciated. The lot was rough but the price was good so I thought I'd take a chance. If it's a real Opton 50/1.5 that alone will be worth it since I'm fairly certain the glass will clean up real well.



























Nov 09, 2016 at 05:56 PM
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You may want to ask at rff
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=8



Nov 10, 2016 at 01:12 AM
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Thanks, I've seen the site but never participated there. I'll check it out.


Nov 10, 2016 at 03:09 AM







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