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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:09 am    Post subject: treasure hunting Reply with quote

https://petapixel.com/2021/04/01/10-flea-market-leica-lens-sells-for-50000-in-under-24-hours/


PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also take it for $10 Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The title is partly clickbate, it's not a Leica lens, it's a Meyer lens, says so right on the lens, but a $10 Meyer lens that sells for $50,000 probably won't generate as many click as a $10 Leica lens selling for $50,000, after all, what Leica lens can you find for $10? None.

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The lens is a screw-mount type produced by Meyer Primoplan and while exceedingly rare,

Sigh...


PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people must have too much money. To pay $50,000 for a crappy Meyer lens isn't understandable at all....

Most probably a 1st April joke.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Meyer Primoplan company. Must be new in Germany. I've not heard of them before. LOL. I do have an Exakta mount copy of a Meyer Primoplan 58mm 1.9. I should see if someone would pay me 5 grand for it.....


PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The market price of any lens is is simply the price at which a willing buyer and seller agree to trade. Wink


PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People don't travel ,now prefer to spend wisely their cash ,that looks like will loose power pretty fast , so collectible and rare items might be a better place than bitcoin etc


PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
Yes Meyer Primoplan company. Must be new in Germany. I've not heard of them before. LOL. I do have an Exakta mount copy of a Meyer Primoplan 58mm 1.9. I should see if someone would pay me 5 grand for it.....


Give it a try. Think of the price you would be willing to sell it (there is always one ...) multiply times 5 (to keep it within the range of a sane buyer) and put it on the bay. Would be interesting... Wink ...and let us know
My Yashinon 50 f1,9 won't do. Shipping would already be 5 times the worth. Wink


PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have a bunch of lenses that are not worth the shipping price. Mostly came in lots I bought seeking other items and most are 70-80s 3rd party zooms.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LTM mount in any lens attracts a premium. I have several Staeble and Schneider lenses in various rangefinder fittings. The LTM variants go for 10 or more times the price.

Though 50k is a little excessive


PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leica folk must have just TOO much money.