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Offered a Contax Kit with Zeiss lenses, but what's it worth?


Dyserth, UK
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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Wed 12-Dec-12 03:08 PM

I belong to a Monochrome Society and a member has offered me a complete and mint Contax kit. It comprises of:

Contax 167MT body.
Carl Zeiss PLANAR 50mm F1.7 T
Contax Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 135mm f2.8
Contax TLA 20 flash
Carl Zeiss UV filters
All are in original packaging.

I used film until turning digital in 2003 and sold my Olympus OM4Ti and lenses. 5 years ago I had a fling with a Nikon F3, but sold it and rather regretted it. As I am far more serious about all photography than some others he has offered me this kit. Sad, but he is aging (aren't we all) and wants his kit to go to a good home. In any event I've thought about buying some vintage kit as a hobby. He hasn't given me a price and just said give me what I can afford!! I do not want to let him accept a derisory amount.

Does someone know of this kit, and about how much it may be worth please? I know the camera is I believe is a fairly basic model,but unsure of the lenses.



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