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Lens price jumping up?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the prices in the forums from way back, some lenses are indeed pricier.

I guess the hype for vintage optics is higher, there's a higher demand, so the prices have risen Smile

I myself also started collecting stuff last year, maybe the Sony A7II did this, when I had my Canon crops, I had almost zero interest in MF or vintage lenses.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Lens price jumping up? Reply with quote

Hellmark wrote:
Hey, is it just more or does it seem like lens prices are going up in general. Like, I've been looking at getting something in the Helios 44 family, and they've been going a bit nutty. So many reviews have talked about getting them for $10 to $20, yet lately I've seen them go for as much as $105 (actually being bid upto, and selling at, not just people asking that much). I am cool paying more, but not quite that much more (I've been trying to keep my lens purchases under $50 a piece while I am still learning).

Is it just me, or anyone else noticing this? Not just on the Helios either, but encountered it when trying to get some nFDs, my Industar 50-2, etc.

Price on those online reviews is outdated, I feel. For $10-20, probably it is even hard to get a very common Vivitar 135/2.8 by Komine (a very good lens actually).

Russian and German lenses tend to have higher price than Japanese lenses in the US due to availability.