Yeehaw! I hit the motherlode!
Saturday morning, I went to the Tulsa Flea Market, a couple of thrift stores, some pawn shops, and the local thieve's market. And in one of them, I found this jumble of cameras. There's far more here than is apparent in the photo. Cameras and accessories are tucked away under the shelves and in small boxes. While I was tempted to buy, I resisted because Christmas is coming and I need to reserve cash for Mary and the kids. Still, the temptation is there.
Also, at the Tulsa Flea Market, I came across two Kodak Retinas. One was a IIA and the other a III. These are German-made Kodaks and quite likely the very best 35mm cameras they ever sold. My IIA was a nearly solid piece of stainless steel. You could beat someone to death with that camera, and then take a picture of the body afterward. But much as I like the Retina, I probably won't buy another one because there's too great a chance that the bellows is shot.
Finally, one last thing for Steve A - I still can't comment on your blog. Dunno why. And in all that pile of cameras, not one Praktica. Most were junk, but I didn't take the time to look carefully. Too tempting.
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