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    1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    girls and boys, i have decided to part with the 1.9/73. as great as the lens is, i do not feel comfortable taking this gem into places where i tend to go. i put it on ebay, but for anyone here i will gladly take it out and deduct ebay fees.
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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    You might want to post it for sale on the buy/sell forum.
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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    thanks. i never knew one existed

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    Irakley

    What price are you asking for the lens and what condition is it in?

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    How is it listed on eBay?

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Irakley

    What price are you asking for the lens and what condition is it in?

    Woody
    for its age, i would rate it excellent. a few faint cleaning marks, a few bubbles (which is absolutely fine, at the time it was not considered a flaw), no dings, everything operates smoothly. there is some slight brassing on black parts, but it is uniform.

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    here is an image wide open.
    i wish my 2/90 was focusing this precise

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    and this is color, stopped down to 2.5 or so

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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    FWIW, I have my older one in the B&S too, though Irakly's is cleaner. And this vintage glass definitely has bubbles in it -- I have read it was actually considered a sign of quality back in that time, but don't ask me why...

    I love the way these lenses render people
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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    Hey Jack,
    The bubbles were not considered a sign of quality per se, but at the time, when only Zeiss knew how to make optical glass without internal tensions, a chunk of glass with a bubble in it that did not crack upon cooling down was rightfully considered free of tensions and could be used for polishing.
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    Re: 1.9/73 hektor - anyone interested?

    Ah, interesting! Makes total scientific sense
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