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Details about  Carl Zeiss Softar I B+W Soft Focus Filter Lindahl LkNew

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Carl Zeiss Softar I B+W Soft Focus Filter Lindahl LkNew
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Mar 18, 2012
US $179.00
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Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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Carl Zeiss Softar I B+W Soft Focus Filter Lindahl LkNew

Like New Condition - No Scratches or Blemishes

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Probably the best soft focus filter ever made.  Many filters make similar claims but none match the effect of the proprietary approach adopted (and patented) by Zeiss with this range of filters.  The dimples in the filter introduce a small but controlled amount of spherical aberration into the optical chain.  The result is a mostly in focus image with a superimposed slight soft halo caused by the areas of the filter with the 'imperfections'.  This gives the unique effect which flatters the skin in particular, but which doesn't lose the sharpness of the eyelashes, for example.  Normally sells for about $250 in this drop in format.

B&W Zeiss Softars are special lenses with built-in mini-diffuser lenses. They are the optimum in soft focus lenses. In comparison with other diffusers, the Softars can be used at any aperture for greater depth of field without changing the softness. This is very important in portraiture.

Comes with padded case as shown.  Photos are of the actual item for sale.

For your peace of mind, I will offer bidders in the USA a guarantee that this item will arrive in the working condition described in the listing - provided that you notify me of any issues within 48 hours of receipt.   For bidders elsewhere this will be sold as-is unless agreed otherwise in writing.  No other warranty, express or implied, offered.

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In the case of items suitable for export international bidders are most welcome, but please note carefully the following points:

  • Shipping.  Rates are based upon airmail delivery fully insured.  The US Postal Service withdrew Surface Mail in 2007 so these are the best rates available.  UPS and FedEx international rates are usually $100 more than USPS prices so they are not quoted.
  • After I send your item via USPS you will receive the customs/tracking number automatically via email.  USPS only offers tracking on Express Mail (EMS); with First Class Airmail and Priority Mail you will probably not see any tracking information - this is normal and not an indication that your item has not been posted.  A trace can be requested on missing Express Mail items, and this often "finds" items that are taking a long time to arrive.  This facility is not available on First Class Airmail and Priority Mail.
  • Sometimes you can get more status information by entering the customs ID number into the tracking system on your Postal Service's domestic website.
  • Note that many countries have customs processing times that add to the delivery times stated by USPS and in the eBay shipping calculator.  This means that it may take 3-4 weeks for you to receive your item after it is posted, sometimes longer during times of summer vacations, the Christmas shopping season etc.
  • In the event that something doesn't arrive after 4 weeks please let me know.  Note that an item is not regarded by the insurance company as "lost" until until 45 days after posting (Italy 60 days).
  • In the case of non-delivery I will initiate a claim on your behalf and will complete the claims paperwork, and which I will ask you to sign before I submit the claim on day 46 (day 61 for Italy).
  • Taxes, Duties and Brokerage Charges are the responsibility of the buyer.  I am unable to make fraudulent declarations to the authorities in an effort to reduce these.  Overseas orders refused at delivery will be charged the listed shipping fee in both directions plus a 20% restocking fee, so please make sure that you research the tax position before you bid.


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