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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recent add are konica hexanon
28 3.5, x2
40 1.8,
50 1.7,
52 1.8,
135 3.5,
80-200 4

For less than $80, I couldn't say no, and that was yesterday.

Eager to try them.

I don't understand why those lens are so cheap, because when I look at photos online, it seems most are very good lenses...


PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My latest is a Tamron SP 17mm, which came as part of a package deal -- the camera is my first ever Contax, a 139 Quartz.

The Tamron 17 is in excellent shape. It is eBay bound, however, because I already own one and I sure don't need two.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dream lens, Enna Muenchen Ennalyt 85/1.5 Chrome, has arrived. Happy Dog



PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo Turtle Congrats


PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
My dream lens, Enna Muenchen Ennalyt 85/1.5 Chrome, has arrived. Happy Dog



Congrats Congrats Congrats


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That:



PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
My dream lens, Enna Muenchen Ennalyt 85/1.5 Chrome, has arrived. Happy Dog



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Congrats Congrats Congrats

it's my "grandfather"



PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sergtum wrote:
calvin83 wrote:
My dream lens, Enna Muenchen Ennalyt 85/1.5 Chrome, has arrived. Happy Dog



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Congrats Congrats Congrats

it's my "grandfather"

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FED 100/6.3 is an interesting lens.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
That:


Like 1 Congrats Friends Whoo Turtle


PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

kds315* has just trumped (absolutely no pun intended!) us all!

(and, yes, that is a challenge) Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can trump everyone in size and weight - my latest purchase is a monstrous Minolta zoom projection lens from a DLP projector as used in big movie theatres. It's about 4kg and originally cost over 20,000usd. I paid just a bit less. Smile

Pics of the lens to follow, here's a test shot taken yesterday in abysmal light and heavy rain:



PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably should have posted this one in the "greatest bargain" thread, because i only paid 15 euros for it at a local fleamarket. It's brandnew in the box! No signs of any use!

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 by René Maly, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAAAAAT??? EUR15!!! You win hands down!!!


PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:

I probably should have posted this one in the "greatest bargain" thread, because i only paid 15 euros for it at a local fleamarket. It's brandnew in the box!

Shocked Shocked Shocked
Yes, it should be in "Greatest bargain"!
Congrats!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
WHAAAAAT??? EUR15!!! You win hands down!!!


Minolfan wrote:
Yes, it should be in "Greatest bargain"!
Congrats!


Thanks!

You should have seen my face when he told me the price..... Shocked I think i've never pulled my wallet faster before!

I could have placed it in "greatest bargain", but i'm going to keep this one, so it's the latest addition to the collection! Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
kds315* wrote:
WHAAAAAT??? EUR15!!! You win hands down!!!


Minolfan wrote:
Yes, it should be in "Greatest bargain"!
Congrats!


Thanks!

You should have seen my face when he told me the price..... Shocked I think i've never pulled my wallet faster before!

I could have placed it in "greatest bargain", but i'm going to keep this one, so it's the latest addition to the collection! Wink


Like 1 Like 1 Like 1 would have done same!!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



posting because it is rarely seen, I guess... Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:


posting because it is rarely seen, I guess... Wink


Thank you, indeed, never seen one! These are not only rare but also quite expensive (if one pops up for sale).


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
kds315* wrote:


posting because it is rarely seen, I guess... Wink


Thank you, indeed, never seen one! These are not only rare but also quite expensive (if one pops up for sale).


Exotic and rare lens indeed, only about 3.000 were ever made; but essential for my type of photographic work, hence why I wanted another backup lens Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrueLoveOne wrote:
I probably should have posted this one in the "greatest bargain" thread, because i only paid 15 euros for it at a local fleamarket. It's brandnew in the box! No signs of any use!

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 by René Maly, on Flickr


Excuse me while I weep!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie46 wrote:
TrueLoveOne wrote:
I probably should have posted this one in the "greatest bargain" thread, because i only paid 15 euros for it at a local fleamarket. It's brandnew in the box! No signs of any use!

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 by René Maly, on Flickr


Excuse me while I weep!


Me too!!! Mr. Green


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does nobody think of the ethics?


PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Does nobody think of the ethics?


You mean that somebody sold a lens not knowing about its true value?
Yes, I'm often concerned about it, and also often, especially in the case
of a deceased husband and father, give clues to the seller (wife, son etc.)
about its true value.

A friend of mine quickly died of cancer a while ago, and I offered to help
to sell his collection, at no cost of course and his wife would have never
gotten anything close to the real value otherwise. He had a UV-Nikkor
for instance and she got a very reasonable price for it, more than double
any professional seller would have offered her. That alone paid about the
whole funeral cost.

Yes, I often think and act about ethics, I am a Christian nevertheless.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Does nobody think of the ethics?


Yes, i do. But if someone at a large jumble with a table full of second hand stuff has something like this between his items and i ask him how much, then that is the price.
Today we have the internet, how easy is it to simply enter the name that is on the box in your google search bar?

He has made sales his profession, he probably got it from emptying a house of a deceased person or something like that. Over here it's quite normal that children just call a thrift store or somebody that makes a living out of cleaning out houses. Usually they do not get payed, whatever is in the house is their payment.
I actually know people who do this for a charity foundation, they call me if they find photographic equipment, i check it and i tell them what it's worth. They price it accordingly for their shop and the money goes to a regional fund to support poor people and organize recreational events for the children of those who cannot afford it.

They often tell me how incredible it is that people do not care at all about what their parents leave behind, they take the obvious like jewelry and watches and leave everything else, often they just want the house empty as soon as possible to put it out for sale. It's really sad to find closets full of negatives and photo albums in which you can probably find their own youth and history.....

On the other hand there are salesmen who ask 40 euros for a broken agfa click camera.... and believe me: someone who thinks it looks nice on their cabinet will buy it. After all, it's an antique camera.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the free-market our overlords wanted... no one is forced to buy high or sell low. I celebrate the bargains and lament the rip-offs, and just hope I get to experience the former more than the latter.