foam in DEC SBB drives, ok to remove?
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Nov 29 19:33:21 CST 2014
On Nov 29, 2014, at 8:51 AM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> When my best friend was alive, he stored his camera stuff in airtight
> cases in foam.
> After his death, I went through what was left of his stuff.
> One case had a Visoflex, bellows, and a Leitz Tele-Elmarit 180mm M
> Visoflex mount lens. 250 of those were made. One in decent shape goes
> for $2K. His was brand-new, quite possibly the last, and only one in
> perfect shape. The foam ATE into the barrel of the lens, destroying all
> collector value.
You really know how to hurt a person, don't you? I use both film and digital Leica M's, including the Visoflex bellows and lenses, so this is a seriously painful story. That is one of the rarest Leica lenses around.
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