How much???


johnriley

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 17:54
I can't believe what I've just seen on eBay.

Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm screw thread lens (East German), with fungus inside and the aperture non-operational, is currently going for 39.

39??? Why???


Best regards, John

Mannesty

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 17:56
A reasonable price for a paperweight, I'd say
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iceblinker

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 18:19
The highest three bidders are all in the far east. I don't know what the relevance of that is, but it's interesting!
~Pete

Mannesty

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 18:54
iceblinker wrote:
The highest three bidders are all in the far east. I don't know what the relevance of that is, but it's interesting!

Maybe they know something that we don't ? ? ?
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MX veteran

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 19:24
Maybe they don't know something we do!
K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses

Mannesty

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 22:27

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johnriley

Link Posted 05/02/2008 - 22:35
My own SMC Pentax-M 135mm f3.5 went for 45, although it was absolutely mint to be fair, but perhaps there's something about 135mm lenses at the moment.

If they are the "flavour of the month" maybe it's time to dust them off and get them on eBay.
Best regards, John

Mannesty

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 00:11
Anybody want my SMC Pentax-A 135mm 1:2.8? Only 500 and I'll post for free.
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niblue

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 07:41
Th CZJ 135mm F3.5 is a very good lens however paying that sort of cash for one in that condition is stupid as I've seen them go in mint conditon for around 60 or so.

promhandicam

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 07:56
johnriley wrote:
snip . . . Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm screw thread lens (East German), with fungus inside . . . snip

Perhaps if it is going to the far east then they are buying it for the fungus - an ingredient in some extra special dish - sweet and sour Jena anyone?



Steve

stevejcoe

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 09:39

Hyram

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 13:36
Mannesty wrote:
Anybody want my SMC Pentax-A 135mm 1:2.8? Only 500 and I'll post for free.

At that price I think you should include personal delivery
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

Mannesty

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 16:38
Hyram wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
Anybody want my SMC Pentax-A 135mm 1:2.8? Only 500 and I'll post for free.

At that price I think you should include personal delivery

You drive a hard bargain ! Such a wonderful lens at a bargain price and you want personal delivery too, nah, I think I'll keep it (as if I had a choice, but you never know, one day . . . .).
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Reuben0

Link Posted 06/02/2008 - 19:32
These days, CZJ lenses seem to have a cachet totally out of proportion with results gathered by objective testing

See for example: http://oomz.net/135/.

I was very amused to see another writer's conclusion that "the tested Super-Multi-Coated Takumar is embarrassingly good compared with the highly regarded CZJ S(onnar)".

http://galactinus.net/vilva/retro/comp135.html

Will these Canon users ever learn

--
R

robby

Link Posted 07/02/2008 - 18:06
promhandicam wrote:
...Perhaps if it is going to the far east then they are buying it for the fungus - an ingredient in some extra special dish...

...a pinch of 135 and a dash of 50...

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