Yashica 300mm Leather Lens Case

I came across this wonderful lens case the other day and I’d like to pass it along as I don’t have the actual lens that would go with it and the original box. The case itself could easily fit almost any telephoto lens in that focal length. It still looks new.

You can buy it directly here on this post via PayPal or go to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and purchase it there.

Yashica 300mm Leather Lens Case

As described in this post, it’s complete with the original box, unopened strap, warranty card, and Yashica lens guide. No lens, just the like-new lens case.

$39.00

Shipping is free in the USA! Worldwide shipping is available but please contact me for a quote before purchasing. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Leica Leicavit Rapid Winder

I’ve placed my Leica leicavit rapid winder for sale in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. The Leicavit will work on the Leica IIIf and IIIg 35mm rangefinder cameras from the 1950s with a serial number higher than 400,000. This winder has been fully serviced and adjusted by Mr. Yoxin Ye who is a well-known Leica repairperson.

Designed for “Sequence Photography” per Leica’s instruction booklet. This one will work with the IIIf and IIIg.

Here is the Leicavit pictured on my 1956 Leica IIIg.

As pictured, it comes with the original box and tissue paper. Not very many of these are available that have been fully serviced. It was tested on my Leica IIIg and 100% is working. Thanks for stopping by and if you’re interested in purchasing it please visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com which is hosted by Etsy. You can also follow me on Instagram at @ccphotographyai. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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New items in my camera shop

Hi all – I’ve added some very interesting items to my online camera shop hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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eBay is funny (but they don’t make you laugh)

I’ve been on eBay since 2003 and a regular seller since 2008. During this time I’ve been a “Top Rated Seller” and in the old days, a “Power-Seller”. What’s the advantage of being a top-rated seller? Well, they place a little logo next to your seller ID, you get a reduction in some of your final value fees, and you get to be compared and judged against other sellers with higher sales figures and often higher negative feedback ratings. In order to qualify, you must maintain at least 100 sales during a twelve-month period with a minimum of at least $1,000 in transactions. So, if you have 99 transactions and $5,000 in sales and no negative feedbacks you wouldn’t qualify because negative feedback isn’t really that important to them in the long run. But let’s say you have 3,000 transactions, $20,000 in sales, and a bunch of negative feedbacks from your customers you could still be “Top Rated”. Here are a few recent messages I’ve received from eBay –

This is crazy – why tell me that I had no cases and still need to improve?
How’s this for a roller coaster ride?

To say the least this is a confusing mess. I was Top Rated and then I wasn’t with no defects and no negative feedback comments. I sold 99 items (over a 12-month period) with just under $5,000 in sales. eBay charges about 12 to 15% so they made a nice profit from me.

These numbers only reflect feedback received – many buyers don’t take the time to leave feedback
Positive feedback is a good thing but not necessarily in eBay’s eyes.

I’ve started to list fewer items for sale on eBay and as I have a majority of my cameras and lenses on Etsy (www.ccstudio2380.com) and on my Mercari site. BTW, Etsy charged only 5% but will start charging 6.5% in April. It’s still a deal compared to eBay’s 12-15%.

Here is how Etsy rewards sellers (below).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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New items in my camera shop!

Hello all – it’s been a while since I’ve shared a few of the items I have in my online camera shop which is hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

As always, everything in my shop is of the highest quality and in some cases, quite rare or at least very hard to find. Lots of stuff to add a nice touch to your camera collection. If there’s something you’re looking for and you don’t see it please drop me a message here or at ccphotographyai@gmail.com as I just may have what you’re looking for. Thanks for stopping by and please keep the citizens of Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers. – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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1953 Polaroid Print

An image of my dad’s favorite camera coming out of my Canon PRO-100 printer.

The image as its printing. A 13 x 19 inch (A3+) hi-res image of my dad’s Pathfinder 110 camera.

In addition to the cameras, lenses, and other photo gear that I sell in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com, I also have made to order color and black and white prints of some of the cameras in my collection. Shown here is an image being printed for a customer. These large (I can print all sizes) prints are stunning as the Canon printer uses archival inks printed on high-quality Canon photographic paper and are suitable for framing.

Here’s a photograph of my original NY Mets World Series ticket from the first WS game ever played at Shea Stadium in 1969 (the Mets won BTW) being printed for a customer.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to drop me a line as I may have just what you’re looking for. – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Canon CPS Camera and Lens Bag

Hi all! Since I have two of these hard-to-find bags from Canon I’ve put one of them in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com These CPS (Canon Professional Services) bags are built super well by Tamrac with high-quality materials.

Canon pro-quality nylon camera and lens bag from Tamrac and Canon CPS.

It’s a rather large shoulder bag that can hold a “ton” of gear including lenses, SD and CF cards, batteries, and everything in between. It’s brand new and has never been used. I have another one that I do use.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Attention collectors!

I have decided to put my rare Meyer Gorlitz Primoplav Red V 58mm f/1.9 lens set up for sale in my online shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com if you’re interested in purchasing this famous and desirable “Bokeh King” lens.

The beauty of this lens is the desirable bokeh that it can deliver and yet stay sharp on the subject even wide open. Fotodiox makes adapters for the Exakta / Topcon mount to fit almost any popular modern DSLR or mirrorless digital camera.

I’ve included everything you see with this gorgeous lens. Only one previous owner and I purchased it from his estate as part of a large buy. AS always, thanks for stopping by and pop on over to my Etsy Shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com to see more and learn more about this historic lens. – Chris

Friday Fotos! – Nikon D800 set

My wonderful Nikon D800 DSLR will be listed shortly in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

At 36.3 megapixels, this full-frame camera is hard to beat. I’ve paired it with a super sharp AF Nikkor 24mm f2.8 D lens which is one of my favorite combinations to shoot with in the tight quarters of the historic district of downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Nikon D800 “superset” with AF Nikkor 24mm f2.8 D Lens and MB-D12 Battery Grip.
Low shutter count on this powerful “beast” of a camera.

I’ll be listing this set very soon in my shop at a very attractive price. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Ihagee Exakta Varex – rare European model, 1950

As the title states, this is a rather rare (very hard to find at least) European model of this popular camera. In the United States, this model was simply marked “V.” on the body and it was sometimes referred to as the Varex V.

35mm single-lens reflex film camera with interchangeable lenses.

The camera’s place in history is it was the first or at the very least, one of the first 35mm single-lens reflex cameras made beginning in the late 1930s in pre-war Germany and picking up again after the war in what would become East Germany (Dresden).

Here it is viewed from behind with the waist-level pop-up viewfinder opened. The small rectangular opening is an eye-level “sports finder”.
Pictured here with the prism removed. Ihagee also made an eye-level pentaprism that could be swapped out.
With the lens removed the Exakta bayonet mount is visible. The lever locked the lens flange securely to the body.
With the back film door removed. This particular camera uses yarn as a light seal. The serial is located inside just above the shutter curtain.

A few words about the serial number. As best as I’ve been able to tell, the serial numbers range from around 667000 to 692000 for this Varex. I’ve seen other estimates of somewhere between 670000 to 684000. If a reader has more definitive information I’d love to see it.

Heat stamped on the bottom plate is “Made in Germany”.
My nearly complete set with some hard-to-find accessories.

The lens. It’s a well-respected lens by Meyer Gorlitz – Primoplan Red V f/1.9 58mm. It has an impressive 14 aperture blades and is claimed to be constructed with 5 elements in 4 groups. Collectors today still chase after nice examples of the lens, especially in the M42 mount. As seen pictured above, I have an aluminum lens hood (shade) made by Cenei in its original leather case, an Ihagee Dresden 42mm slip-on blue filter in its original box, a Heliopan yellow slip-on filter in its original plastic case, and finally a 42mm push-on plastic lens cap (unmarked but made in Germany).

I’ve come to the decision that my collections of cameras have grown a bit beyond my original intent so this gorgeous set is available for purchase in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com where additional images can be found and a more complete description of its features. It can be purchased directly through Etsy and it ships nearly worldwide!

Thanks for sticking around to the end of this post and as always, have a fantastic day and evening! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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