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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:32 am    Post subject: "Hollywood" Distagon Reply with quote

What would you say if I told you that I have found a good condition (glass and mechanics perfect, barrel wear) 2/28 "Hollywood" Distagon for 170 Euros? Smile
Which is less than half the typical Ebay price (400-450) and less than a third of the typical shop used price (600)

It will be my second copy. I already have one of this lens and it's one of my most loved lenses. I didn't plan about getting a second copy but when I saw it at THAT price, I could not just leave it there. Now I am seriously considering to resell it and make a really large profit, for once.
But once it will be in my hands, I don't know... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Orio. Now what could you get with the profit?



patrickh Smile Smile Smile


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delicious!
keep it like money in the bank


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Nice start to get more ...


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Orio !


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: "Hollywood" Distagon Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
What would you say if I told you that I have found a good condition (glass and mechanics perfect, barrel wear) 2/28 "Hollywood" Distagon for 170 Euros? Smile
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First, I would think that there is some kind of trick question, then, knowing about you being an honest and serious man, I would go like Shocked !
Congratulations, Orio!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
Good job Orio. Now what could you get with the profit?
patrickh Smile Smile Smile


Well, it could mean 1/3rd of a 40D.... maybe? Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I am curious why it is called a 'holywood' lens? Is it a cine prime?


PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kievuser wrote:
Hi,

I am curious why it is called a 'holywood' lens? Is it a cine prime?


Because Glatzel derived the concept of the optical scheme from an Arriflex lens (Zeiss produces the lenses for the Arriflex cine-camera system)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one:

Click here to see on Ebay

was sold for 738 Euros !!!!!!!
Almost 1100 USD !!!!
Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite a profit = well done Orio. Congratulations.


patrickh Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
kievuser wrote:
Hi,

I am curious why it is called a 'holywood' lens? Is it a cine prime?


Because Glatzel derived the concept of the optical scheme from an Arriflex lens (Zeiss produces the lenses for the Arriflex cine-camera system)
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Thanks. It must be a high quality lens. Congratulaions!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the "new" Holly has arrived at noon, and, apart from some brassing on the barrel (and some dust which I was too lazy to blow off), there is... nothing!
A 738 Euros lens for a price of 170 !



I just tested it - it is just as great as the other one I already have. Now I think I am settled with 28mm lenses for all my life!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, Orio. You have two, so I will give you 171,- for the second one, ok?

Laughing Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
OK, Orio. You have two, so I will give you 171,- for the second one, ok?
Laughing Laughing Laughing


Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will give you 172 Rolling Eyes


PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The history of the Distagon 2/28, a very interesting reading for all lens fanatics (use google translate):

http://www.luciolepri.it/lc2/marcocavina/articoli_fotografici/Glatzel-2-28/00_pag.htm


PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
The history of the Distagon 2/28, a very interesting reading for all lens fanatics (use google translate):

http://www.luciolepri.it/lc2/marcocavina/articoli_fotografici/Glatzel-2-28/00_pag.htm


Thanks for the link Orio. Every time I return to Marco Cavina's site I find new interesting (read: GAS-inducing) readings.

Cheers!

Abbazz


PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a closeup test with the new lens. Wide open. Wanted to test the bokeh quality and the sharpness in the focused area. Tested on the 5D: