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Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman Peter Dechert is best known for his Canon Rangefinder, Canon SLR, and Olympus Pen books, the latter two long out-of-print. He was a monthly columnist for many years for SHUTTERBUG magazine, and has contributed to many others. Most recently he has written about the pre-WW2 Zeiss 35mm cameras, but his interests in camera equipment and optics are many and varied. As a pro protographer and honorary life member of ASMP, Peter is also expert in using the gear! Peter Kitchingman - author of Canon Rangefinder Lens book Peter Kitchingman's 'Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71' book is the definitive source on these very interesting optics. His interests also go to the entire Canon Rangefinder system and beyond.

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Canon Hansa on Shopgoodwill
Old 03-17-2018   #1
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Canon Hansa on Shopgoodwill

An early Canon Hansa (1936?) appears to be up for auction on Shopgoodwill.com. This should be fun to watch...any wagering on what it will go for?

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/50354279

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Old 03-17-2018   #2
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Current bid $1076.

The dood who dropped it off at Goodwill thinking it was worthless junk... Priceless.
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Old 03-17-2018   #3
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look at the missing screws,
probably the victim of DIYS repair attempt
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Old 03-17-2018   #4
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Shopgoodwill boggles my mind. They have no idea if the camera works or not, but people will pay top dollar for some reason. Not in this case, obviously. I'm moreso thinking of seeing cameras that go for 40 bucks on ebay go for over 100 on here.
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Old 03-17-2018   #5
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look at the missing screws,
probably the victim of DIYS repair attempt
It's also missing the cold shoe (which has an arrow to indicate shutter speed) and the focusing wheel (no surprise, the screw that holds it is slightly stripped on its slot). Who knows what else lurks under the ERC. This could be a thousand dollar paperweight.
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This could be a thousand dollar paperweight.
Or it could be worth several thousand, after CLA.

Fascinating camera, product of both Canon and Nikon that made the lens.
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Old 03-19-2018   #7
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I picked up a Canon JII with original Nikkor for $20 that was inside a Leica ever ready case!
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Old 03-19-2018   #8
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That pre-dates the M39 threadmount, if I remember right? I wonder if I can rig up some sort of adapter and use it on my Sony mirrorless. Using the rest as a thousand dollar paperweight of course.
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My JII was last of the 'J Mount' Nikkors
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Over $1200 now. I wager it will end between $2500-3000
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Well it's up to $2.2k now so well on its way.
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Is this camera really that rare?

It's at $4k+ now.
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Is this camera really that rare?

It's at $4k+ now.
Yep, only about 1,100 made. A significant camera in Canon's history.

See this from the Canon Museum website:

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/history/story01.html

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My JII had only 525 pieces! This is fun to watch!
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good stuff
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3.5 hours to go, and it's over $4100. Lot of money for a parts donor. I don't do much more than look about once a week since they changed the site. I like the way it works, but now there are way too many people on it with no idea what stuff is worth, and tend to bid things up too high. Plus, they have more junk than before.

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Trickle down economics at it's best......

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In some countries, collectors buy such cameras and shrink wrap them first. Then they hide them in some safe. They would never bother to figure out if their purchases were reasonable or not.
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Or it could be worth several thousand, after CLA.

Fascinating camera, product of both Canon and Nikon that made the lens.
But I will no longer buy off shopgoodwill.com I used to think it was a better site because you wont be sniped or have someone shill for the seller.... but... the shipping and handling is excessive and prices are generally higher than ebay.

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Was the buyer a RFF member here?
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The dood who dropped it off at Goodwill thinking it was worthless junk...
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"Mom, what did you do with my old camera?"
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"Mom, what did you do with my old camera?"
LOL Its the camera collector's version of the baseball card collection that was tossed when Mom cleaned house...
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Or 'You spent how much on THAT!?!?'

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