Nikon Nippon Kogaku Optical Finder 13.5 in Original Case for Rangefinder - C Mark Contax, EP Japan

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States


Item details

Sorry, but I'm gabby. Please click the "More" link to see my entire description, including "Condition" section to get ALL the info.

Well. If you've clicked this listing, you no doubt can tell I have no clue what I'm talking about! See, I picked up these two camera thingies because I just loved the oh-so-cute little case this thingie came in. Go ahead. Laugh. Ignorant I may be, but not totally stoopit! I did a bit of research, and it seems that there are lotsa people like you who are interested in having such things. People who appreciate more than just a pretty case!

I found out that Nippon Kogaku became Nikon. As near as I can understand, this viewfinder may have come with an S Type Rangefinder, and is for use with Contax lenses. Marked with a C for Contax, and EP in a diamond, which I understand means it was distributed in military duty-free outlets. I hope the pics will tell you everything I don't know how to describe! Um. Uh. It has the original cute leather case!! Please feel free to contact me if you see anything odd, or would like to help me improve my listing. :)

CONDITION: Again, you're gonna have to bear with me here. I have no way of testing this finder. However, I can tell you that it appears to have been very well cared for, and spent a lot of time in its little case. I searched for any dings, scratches or scuffs... well. Check my pics, I couldn't find anything but a bit of dust! All parts seem to move freely. The original case is also in very nice condition, with just a bit of scratching and scuffing which might disappear with an application of saddle soap or whatever people put on leather these days, and a bit of separation along the top of one side.

Please. If you have any questions, or would like more pics (I have a cheap Canon, but I'll manage) of ANYTHING, whatever you might want to see to make you feel confident in purchasing... let me know! I do not hide anything. I don't like disappointed customers, it gives me anxiety. I pack VERY well, too. Unless a truck backs over the box, you will get this lens in exactly the condition shown and described. I will add insurance anyway, for both your and my peace of mind.

Despite the light weight, I will insist on shipping this item Priority instead of First Class, so you get tracking and insurance!

**PLEASE contact me if you'd like additional pics. I totally understand that when you can't pick something up to examine it closely, you want to see as much as you can, as clearly as possible.

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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***Does the shipping quote look scary? Please read on! Yes, there is a lot here, but it should answer all your questions!**

Unless you're on the West Coast, don't be too alarmed! I don't use Etsy's shipping calculators because I don't pre-pack, I just calculate based on weight to the farthest point. If you're closer, it will be less, and you'll probably get a refund. I also refund if I overestimate weights, and I combine shipping, if it's safe!

Now. As you are probably all too painfully aware, the USPS raises their rates every year. Most of the time I share some of my online postage discount to ship Priority for about the same price as Standard. I only charge about a dollar, tops, for supplies... unfortunately it's not cheap to pack safely! Trust me... sellers don't like shipping prices either, it can be a dealbreaker. All I can tell you is that I'll do the best I can for you, without compromising safety.

As previously mentioned, I don't pre-pack, just in case you want more pics. I also re-inspect your purchase to ensure it is still in the condition described.

My quotes include delivery confirmation (tracking number, which will show on your online invoice) and insurance, most of the time, as it's included free up to $100. I ship Priority, unless I need to go oversize... you don't want to know about that surcharge! I NOW CHECK INTO FEDEX FOR HEAVY PACKAGES.

I pack to withstand a gorilla attack, like I wish everyone would pack MY items. I know all too well the heartbreak of finding a rattling box on my doorstep. Yes. I cry when I get broken stuff. I don't want you to cry... it causes wrinkles and I can't afford to be liable for that. I reuse and recycle materials whenever possible, as long as they're not filthy or smelly. Reusing and recycling is the ONLY way I can save you any money, as I will never skimp on the amount of packing materials needed. I often use weird stuff like egg cartons. I do not smoke, and avoid reusing material which appears to come from homes which do. I do now own a cat... allergy alert! Not always pretty, but SAFE to the best of my ability. Just check out some of my feedback comments!

NO FLAT RATE BOXES USED FOR BREAKABLES!!! I cannot believe there are still people out there who insist on shipping pottery and glass in these things. YOU should insist otherwise. If it fits in a flat rate box SAFELY, it will likely ship cheaper another way. If it's cheaper in a flat rate box... it's probably NOT safe (not enough room for sufficient padding). JUST SAY NO TO FLAT RATE BOXES!!!

I do my best to get your item to the Post Office with 48 hours of payment, and will let you know ASAP if there will be any delays (broke my leg, there's a tornado coming...)

Sorry... at this time, I am not shipping international. Just too many rules and regulations and no you can't ship this here, and BOOM, your buyer is going to get slammed with costs when it arrives, all that. Feel for y'all... nothing simple left in this world, is there.


We are all now being forced to use Etsy's checkout. Please be assured that I do still accept PayPal, and YES, you should be able to pay with a credit card through PayPal, even if you don't have an account!

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I pride myself on giving you the most accurate descriptions possible. My wares are vintage, and it is very unlikely they did not get any use at all. I describe chips, cracks and other damage, and level of scratching, scuffing and/or utensil wear. I even mention the presence of factory flaws. I collect. When I get something, I go over it with a fine-toothed comb, and expect you will do the same. There should be no unpleasant surprises. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I want you to be pleased with your new treasure. If you change your mind, I'm happy to refund purchase price, minus shipping, upon safe return of the item at your expense. No restock fees!

Additional policies

Invoices printed only on request - you can access them here, and I do add tracking info. Save a tree!!

Please do not send lowball offers. I feel ya, I do, times are tough... but this is contributing to our household budget. I don't charge more than 75c-$1 for "handling" and materials when I ship, and that's the high end, not making any money there. I often mark down a bit on relists, so feel free to favorite and keep an eye on anything which appeals.