Flea market find, 75-200mm

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by AK47J, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
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    Flea market find, CPC Phase 2 75-200mm

    Went to a flea market yesterday. Typical stuff, cheapo knives, jewelry, toys, random junk. We were about to leave and noticed a whole other section. A lady had a bunch of random stuff in her "spot". On a shelf was a few 35mm point and shoot cameras, and crammed in between them a lens. I picked it up, noticed it was old Minolta mount but did not recognize the maker. I asked how much she wanted. She thought a moment and said "how about seven dollars". All the controls for the lens functioned perfectly, smooth. The glass looked ok. So I handed her $7 and we left. I should have offered $5, but oh well.

    The lens is a MC Auto Zoom CPC Phase 2 CCT 75-200mm f/4.5. I can't find much info about it, some people say it was manufactured by Pentax, I don't know.

    took a couple quick poorly lit shots of it late last night :p

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    After the flea market we took the girls to a park by the river. I had my camera with me, so I played with the new lens. It performed ok

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    More shots of the ground squirrels are here https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=8555
     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Hard to beat that for $7.00 !!
     
  3. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
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    I did find several of this same lens on ebay (in different mounts), and they were going for $20 to $50, so I think I got a decent deal.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done
     
  5. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    cant argue at that price :D
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yeah, great bargain price. And that squirrel shot is nice!!!
     
  7. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    CPC was a marketing brand. I don't know who owned it put several of their lenses are supposedly made by Pentax but only single coated.
     
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  8. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
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    I couldn't find any real specific details. Most said similar things "made by Pentax" , "single coating" , "non-coated" , etc. But, at $7 it doesn't really matter. The lens will probably just become a shelf decoration anyway.