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Old 10-22-2012   #26
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In Europe, the obvious place to try would be this:
https://www.leicashop.com/?id=242829&language=17
They hold periodically the "Westlicht" camera auctions for collector items.
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Old 10-23-2012   #27
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The auction house route is the way to go with selling something like this. They tend to draw the folks with disposable income, as opposed the the bottom feeders on eBay. It is a wonderful looking set, and should be kept together. One place you might want to check with is https://www.westlicht-auction.com/in...ssl=off&lang=3 They do a great job of advertising their auctions, and always have something to draw the big spenders who, having been outbid on one thing, will drop a bundle on something else.

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Old 10-23-2012   #28
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leicashop offer me 1800 to 2000 euro for the set and i found out they are selling similar set without two of the lenses and the macrobelly and extra viewfinder trough westlicht and ask minimium 3000 euro and sold it for 4.500 ?????

i do not like to sell them for a cheap so they can get it to auction for a much more money

American sites offer me a better price and one there want to have it sent over and says he can sell it for about 6 to 8 k us $ and take 25% from the total price for it
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Old 10-23-2012   #29
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If you trust them, then go with the US site. Make sure you highly document the condition of the items, in particular all serial numbers. Take a photo of each item from the front, rear, all sides, top, and bottom. Take a shot through each lens from the front and the back with the aperture wide open, and closed. Use a macro lens to get up close and personal with your items so that any flaws will be shown. Hopefully, there won't be many of those, but you don't want your items coming back damaged if the deal falls through, and will need documentation as to the quality of the items before shipment. Insure for the amount that is 25% above what they have said is the top end of the auction. And get tracking/signed for shipping from your postal sevice.


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Old 10-24-2012   #30
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the good thing about Westlicht is that they are 100% trustworthy
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Old 10-24-2012   #31
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I would sent it to Leicashop Vienna/Westlicht,

I'm sure this set, in this condition, could got easily go close to- or over a 5 digit amount
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Old 10-30-2012   #32
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This Camera has the Serial number T88097 which mean she is from the product of Cameras from Zeiss which has the Serial Numbers from T 85001 to T 95000 only 10.000 was made 1959 to 1960 and they where called Contarex A

that made this Camera 52 year old
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Old 11-06-2012   #33
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well took a photos of all the system tonight for the insurance company and to show on web where i try to sell it

all looks mint and all are smooth and easy to turn focus

first some shots i do with the Contarex in a rainy day here in Iceland and then Pictures of the all system


Zeiss Planar 50mm f2.0 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Distagon 35mm f4.0 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss 135mm Sonnar f4.0 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Planar 50mm f2.0 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr

and then the equipment


Front with 50mm by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Bottom with 50mm by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Body open back to curtain and shutter by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Filter for lenses by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Hoods for Lenses by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Macro Belly by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Microscopic adapter by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Owners Manual by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Passport ,quick manual and buyer receipe and warranty by Gummi Falk, on Flickr
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Old 11-06-2012   #34
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Viewfinder for 21mm by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Biogon 21mm f4.5 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Biogon 21mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Distagon 35mm f4 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Distagon 35mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Planar 50 mm f2 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Planar 50mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f2 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 85mm mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f4 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 135mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 250mm f4 by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Zeiss Sonnar 250mm Rear by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Side of Body by Gummi Falk, on Flickr


Body open to mirror by Gummi Falk, on Flickr
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Old 11-06-2012   #35
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I have only the Bullseye camera with a 50/2 Planar. I like them a lot.
You may want to ask around online what your complete set is worth these days.
Maybe some Japanese or Chinese collectors may want it?
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How come the photos of the equipment don't show anymore? Did you take them off of Flickr?

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ps: Just clicked on one, and you have them marked as "Private", so they're not going to show here.
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Old 11-06-2012   #37
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The Zeiss system you have is really special. The quality of the images is more than impressive. Should you sell? If you have no feeling for a really wonderful set of lenses, a well made body, sell.
It is NOT a nice camera to work with. Heavy, bulky and certainly not user friendly, in my opinion. My Nikon-F good as it is, also NOT user friendly. Many decades ago, i was offered by a rep of Zeiss-Ikon, a full kit of the Contarex SE, 2 bodies, extra backs/magazines with many lenses in similar case..
The price was more than fair but i never added it. I worried about after sales service and spares, as they Z-I, were quitting the camera market.Well until they hooked up with Yashica..I have never regretted it! You probably won't either.
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It is worth some money but it is not worth black M3 kind of money.
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fixed all should been visible now
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Old 11-07-2012   #40
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I thought this might interest the OP

Zeiss Contarex Bulls-eye for sale
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Old 11-07-2012   #41
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FYI, they're not visible because when you change the privacy settings, the URLs for the images change as well.

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ok now i have renew all the urls for the pictures so tell me can you see them i can see them
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Old 11-07-2012   #43
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I see them. Beautiful set.
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Old 11-07-2012   #44
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Just lovely. And great pictures from it too!
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Everything looks like new from a time capsule in the past. Amazing indeed.
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Old 11-07-2012   #46
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It is a tear-inducing beautiful set. It's totally up to you, but just please don't sell it! Which camera would your grandkids prefer to find, some digital dead corroded Canon or this? This is going to cost me some sleep...

You're a photographer right? How could you not want to keep this?

Then again, your grandfather didn't use it much either it seems.

Never mind me. Please, carry on.

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Please read this, if you haven't already:
http://www.zeisscamera.com/services_...contarex.shtml
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Old 11-07-2012   #48
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Well, I don't have the time right now to read through Henry's full writeup on the Contarex, though I've certainly read other portions of his site extensively. Not to get going on this whole topic again (a lot of bytes have been burned regarding Mr. Scherer's opinions already) but if you read the writeup, you are afraid to even touch the camera lest you break something. And, while he extols the Zeiss Ikon cameras and lenses as the best ever, if you read closely you realize that ZI's quality control left a lot to be desired.
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Horst Faas used a Contarex in Vietnam at times.
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After reading the article, i am glad i never invested in that Zeiss Contarex SE. The lenses are great, way better than Leitz/Leica of same time. my Nikon-F a way better choice, almost no repairs, all either my fault, dropping it or having used it as a shield, during exciting moments in a changing South Africa!My 2 F's are still working but the Photomic Ftn-meters are in one case dead or very untrustworthy in the other! The lenses may not be Zeiss but certainly still working after heavy usage in the Fashion World, Weddings and Tough Gritty Photojournalism.
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