Originally Posted by ruby.monkey
Forgive the impertinence, but would you be interested in selling the DE-1?
Never really thought about selling it, even though I've got a meterless F prism as well.
If you are looking for a pristine, black DE-1 then the one I've got isn't what you're looking for. I care more about performance than looks with my gear so while the prism is not the prettiest, it has always worked just fine for me.
While there is no separation in the prism glass there is an inverted "vee" shaped chip in the glass that appears dead center at the top of the field. I don't even notice it when I'm shooting, but a collector might.
Also, the prism was originally chrome and I re-painted it black as I hate chrome cameras, my one aesthetic affectation. And the leatherette on the top has been glued down at least once.
It was very good deal ($35.00 because of the chip in the glass as I recall, when I bought it from Doug Napier about 25 or 26 years ago) so I grabbed it .
Based on my full disclosure I don't think you'd buy it, and truthfully, I don't know if I'd sell it anyway.