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Ronald J LaMarsh
12-Feb-1998, 03:07
Hi I have the opportunity to purchase a goertz artar(red dot 8.25")in a copal sh utter. The seller informs me that it has slight polishing marks. How much will t his affect the lense performance I am on a rather tight buget and need to get th e most bang for my buck and am not all that interested in resale value. They onl y want $189.00 got any advise? Thanks

chris hale
1-May-1998, 05:26
The cleaning scratches on the lens will probably not cover enough of the lens area to be significant. The price is lower than the value of a good Copal shutt er. Hmmmm.

Offhand, I would be more woried about the fact that the cells have been remounte d in the Copal from an earlier barrel or shutter. The spacing is critical on thes e lenses and needs to be set up on an optical bench for best performance. The older shut ters were not standardized to the present tolarances and lens cells were often shimme d for spacing. If the remounter knew his job it's a bargain. If not, it will not liv e up to the lens's well deserved reputation. Negotiate a trial and do a test, if you can.