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Popular Photography Magazine (U.S.) 1966 lens guide
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:11 am    Post subject: Popular Photography Magazine (U.S.) 1966 lens guide Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting TFS!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, DConvert. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

As a 135mm lens fan, I was amazed to see the number of 135s listed!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 55.

It's noticeable that the Leica lenses are nothing out of the ordinary price wise. They do say that the modern Leica camera AG company's greatest achievement has been to sell Mercedes at Bentley prices. Maybe it's true, or maybe the distributer had a deal going. Who knows. I'd guess these are recommended retail prices, as the only possible source hinted at are the distributor or manufacturer.


Another surprise to me (maybe it shouldn't be), is that Angenieux are middling in price.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure, Sciolist.

Regarding prices, I couldn't find any listings for Leica in the retailer ads in the back of the magazine. But Wall Street Camera Exchange listed some Angenieux lenses:
For example, their price for "28/3.5 Auto Angenieux" was $78.95. In the lens guide pages above (image #2), the price listed for the same (?) lens is $130.

On the other hand, prices for Pentax Takumars are essentially the same in both Wall Street's ad and in the lens guide.



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