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Blah... Time to Sell some.

Sat Dec 13, 2014, 3:20 AM
  • Mood: Defeated
  • Watching: Perfect Sisters
So far I got three pens listed in various places. Clicking the Preview image will go to the Imgur Page with more detailed pictures. 

Pilot Elite Lady, Taupe Exterior, Coral Section/Grip, 18K Gold Fine Nib

Post-1985 model as it has no date code. Purchased from a US Ebay Seller mid-2014 and had it disassembled and cleaned by an ultrasonic cleaner after receiving it.

Fairly good condition, has a few spots to be noted:
  • Ding on the back of the cack pointed by arrow
  • tiny nick on base of cap
  • Some wearing/plating loss to end of clip (also pointed out)
  • some light marks on glossy layer of cap/barrel (visible in picture)

Does not include a converter (Takes Con-20), but will include two Pilot Black Cartridges. It is not compatible with a Con-50 or Con-70.

Asking $60 + Shipping or Trade Offer. 

SOLD - Sheaffer Touchdown Statesman, Persian Blue, 14K Gold 2-tone Fine Nib - SOLD

1971 Pilot Elite w/ 18K Gold Posting Nib - Held Pending Trade


Karl Blessing
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Gensdelarocide Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
You seem interested in vintage cameras. Am I right?
KBeezie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well for a while when I had my own darkroom and developed and printed my own stuff I had quite a few vintage cameras ranging from a minox up to a 5x7 large format. 
Gensdelarocide Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I read an article in one website and it said that vintage cameras were better than the modern digital kinds nowadays.
KBeezie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Depends on the camera and scanning equipment, as well as what your goal is in the end. It also depends on which "modern digital" one sare being compared. For example a 4x5 view camera with a high grade lens and crisp film can easily be drum scanned well beyond 100 megapixel (assuming the lens and film can even resolve details to that point, which isn't that difficult with 4x5 sized film versus 35mm). 

Likewise depending on the purpose digital can produce the same or better depending on the quality of the lens and other aspects. 

Though I will say, the manual usage of *some* vintage cameras were superior in quality of parts like the optical viewfinder being much larger or brighter and manual focusing system than most cameras now days. A Canon F1 was quite nice to use for 35mm, but so was my Hasselblad 500CM. 
PepperLady Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
thank you for the Llama jump 
KBeezie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooo Bouncing Llama. :P
PepperLady Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
yupp :D:D
Takeshi-Toga Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the :llama:!!!! =D
RosmanPL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for llama! ;]
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