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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bp_reid wrote:
calvin83 wrote:
I made a list for the most wanted FD lenses:

New FD 14mm f/2.8L
FD 24mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Aspherical
New FD 24mm f/1.4L
55mm f/1.2 S.S.C. AL
55mm f/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical
85mm f/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical


Also in the next tier, the 17mm f/4 S.S.C., 135mm f/2 & 100mm f/2 all Sell fast and often go for over-heated prices. Worst is the 17mm as the identical FDn version is less than half the price…

On the other hand, the 20-35L & 80-200L seem to have lost some value over the last few years. As have some of the more run of the mill Contax fit Zeiss lenses.

Yes. The 17mm f/4 S.S.C. and 100mm F/2 are much more expensive now than few years ago too. I think ppl want these to pair with the other more expensive lenses in the above list.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the 17mm f/4 S.S.C., 135mm f/2 & 100mm f/2 all Sell fast and often go for over-heated prices. Worst is the 17mm as the identical FDn version is less than half the price…
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yes, which is ironic, since especially the 17mm is a dreadful lens.

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On the other hand, the 20-35L & 80-200L seem to have lost some value over the last few years. [/quote]
I can confirm that as well.
Even more movement, I just realised, has been in the 5o/1.2 nFD L, which, by the way, is exactly as sharp and pleasing as the 55/1.2 asph. The L went for ~12oo a year ago, now it's half that, in pristine state. Go figure. I might buy mine back Wink


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I’ve never encountered anyone who has been to a camera fair. Nor have I even considered doing so myself.
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Same, actually. Having seen the price imaginations of "pro" and wannabe-pro sellers on ebay, I imagined fairs to be overpriced nerd fests for collectors and dilletants.

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Last time I dropped a few films off in east London there was a queue of 5 ahead of me - something I’ve not seen for a long time!
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Lucky you. Last time I tried to have some films developped, I was laughed out of the store: "No. We have [i]phones [/i]now!"


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another auction: https://www.catawiki.com/nl/l/60826521-canon-fd-55mm-1-1-2-s-s-c-aspherical


PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another old Canon lens that has become super pricey in the last few years is the Canon FL 19mm f/3.5, whether the mirror lock-up model with finder or the "regular" version that doesn't require mirror lock-up.

I owned one back in my film days and I regret having ever sold it. Really a remarkable lens.