One Man's Trash

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by zemosabe, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. zemosabe

    zemosabe TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 3, 2013
    Tonight, after an impossibly long work day, I was walking down the alley to my place when I saw a leather box and two old camera bags on top of a garbage bin. I opened the box to find a 16mm movie camera, then unzipped a bag to find a Minolta SRT 201 on top. I immediately zipped up the bag and gathered the items to take home and investigate further. Bags contained 4 Minolta mount lenses, 2 SRT 201's and various accessories. Lenses are MD 50mm f2, MD Rokkor-X F1.7, Osawa MC 80-205mm F4.5 aaaand an MD 85mm F2 in perfect condition! Just picked up a Jupiter 9 but the Minolta is the same size (mounted), lighter and a joy to use. I'm happy with images from the Jupiter but focus is sticky and a bit of a chore, Minolta is like butter.

    Glad I worked late!

    Now I just need to quell my elation and get some sleep. Will try and photograph the take tomorrow.
  2. Red Bull 2013

    Red Bull 2013 TalkEmount Regular

    Mar 21, 2013
    You lucky person :drinks::drinks:
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Divine providence I'd say :2thumbs:
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Wow. Nice find
  6. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    wow. living in a suburb won't get a chance since I drive everywhere!
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    :eek:  WOW!!! Talk about luck

    I'm very jealous - especially of the MD 85 f/2 :eek: 
  8. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    Wow! the 85/2 goes for around $200 on ebay! I paid $175ish for mine. Good find!
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Consider it a gift for living a good life. ;) 
  10. zemosabe

    zemosabe TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 3, 2013
    Photo of the take

    Yes, super happy about the 85mm. It's likely I won't wrestle with the Jupiter again. I already have 5 nifty fifties (including MD 1.4) so those and the tele probably won't see any use for a while. I will use the Minolta macro extension tube set and mini tripod that I found in the bags. Still can't believe I found all this on top of a garbage can.

  11. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
    Gotta get lucky sometimes!

    Great find! :cool: 
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