I'm back in Germany since May and I just took my Praktica LTL3 with Helios 44M-4 2/58mm, the Revuenon Special 2.8/135mm, the Tron flash, the Polaroid SX-70 Sonar, the Leitz Elmarit-R 2.8/35mm, a M42-EOS and a LeicaR-EOS adapter (both from quenoX), the digital EOS stuff, some 35mm- and pocket-films and my two Lowepro bags (Nova 5 AW and Orion Trekker II) with me from Brazil.
In the last days I just bought some new old stuff here in Germany and, of course, I did it in the real locostgraphy style (see part1 here)! Like at the Durlacher Kruschtlmarkt flea market in Karlsruhe Durlach, the Oxfam store and the Mimapi Altertümchen, both in the wonderful Südstadt of Köln, where my beautiful girl friend lives, and at the two social secondhand stores the Kashka and the Déjà-vu, both in Karlsruhe.
The wonderful fact to buy old photo equipment at flea markets and thrift stores in Germany is, that you can buy good stuff, which already works, for a good and fair price! I also was at a well known photo store in Köln to buy a wonderful Zeiss Ikon Contaflex for a relatively high price, but it didn't work and the dealer was very astonished that I even want to use it. Of course I didn't buy the Contaflex, because I don't want an expensive dust catcher! ;)
But my main focus at the moment is to buy M42 prime lenses, which I can adapt at the digital EOS. Therefore I bought the following lenses:
_ Chinon 2.8/28mm
_ Schacht Edixa-Travenar-A 2.8/50mm
_ Steinheil Auto-Cassaron 2.8/50mm (@ Praktica Super TL)
_ Revuenon Auto MC 1.8/50mm (a labeled Pentacon / Meyer Optik Görlitz, @ Revue ML)
_ Revuenon 1.7/55mm (a labeled Chinon, @ Revueflex 3000 SL)
_ Schacht Edixa-Travenar-R 2.8/85mm
_ Revuenon Special 2.8/135mm
_ Rexatar 5.6/300mm
_ 2x Revue Auto Tele Converter 2x
Totally I've paid 193 Euro for all this new old stuff!
And at the end of the post two pictures taken with the EOS Rebel XSi (450D) and the Chinon 2.8/28mm with crop factor it's a 44.8mm (the 1st picture) and the Revue 1.8/50mm with crop factor it's a 80mm (the 2nd picture):