Re: [OM] Sears 55mm Lens

Subject: Re: [OM] Sears 55mm Lens
From: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 10:16:00 -0700
> From: "Bill Pearce" <billcpearce@xxxxxxx>
> Back in the day when Sears was really trying to make money with it'\s 
> stores, they sold cameras of many formats with their own name on them.

Before I was in high school, my Dad “upgraded” to a brand-new Sears, ordered 
from the catalog, and handed down to me his old Praktika (labeled, “Made in 
Occupied Germany”).

The irony is that, when I was in high school, shooting  for the yearbook and 
the school paper, he again upgraded and gave me his Sears. I peeled the 
crudely-affixed “Sears” label off the pentaprism, and underneath, it said… 
“Praktika.” :-)

> The lenses were not in 
> any way groundbreaking or spectacular, but were certainly competent, as were 
> the bodies.

If this were priced like old screw-mount Vivitars, I’d be tempted. But not for 
an opening bid of $150.

:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::

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