Proposed significant clear-out.


Benz3ne

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 10:54
Howdy all. Hope everyone is well and safe.
I'm in a pickle. Since receiving the 8E Tak from our own LennyBloke, I've seldom used any other lens on the A7iii. Furthermore, using a Fujifilm X-E2 with a TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 lens, placed neatly in my bike bag, has made me realise how many lenses I truly need and that I should learn to scale back to stop dust accumulation.
With this in mind, I'm in a position where I'm tempted to offload a significant number of my lenses, to put that money towards perhaps one or two lenses I have my eye on, and take it from there. The lust to try all the old lenses with their individual characters has, admittedly, waned a bit recently.
This is where you lovely lot come in! I have an idea of pricing for most lenses, but want to hear the collective's thoughts on pricing. I know I can check eBay for commensurate pricing, but this is more fun. List as below:

Pentax SMC-M 50mm f/1.4.
Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/2.8 Macro.
Pentax SMC-M 135mm f/3.5.
Sigma Super-Wide 24mm f/2.8 (in PK/A mount).
Industar 50-2 (50mm f/3.5) in M42 mount.
Minolta MD 50mm f/2.
Mamiya 55mm f/1.4 in M42 mount.
Helios 44-2 in M42 mount.
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 in M42 mount.
A lovely little diaplan 80mm f/3.5 projector lens adapted to Sony FE mount (covers full frame).

1x Pentax MX - CLA'd by Asahiphoto around a year ago. Lights flicker slightly when changing shutter speeds but otherwise functions flawlessly.
1x S1a with ASAHI light meter - bought from our own Danofmk. Described as working but appears to act as a 'bulb' shutter at speeds less than 1/30s. If you press the shutter quickly at e.g. 1s, however, it will shutter for the 1s. Not sure why but thought worthwhile mentioning for clarity.

And potentially the following:
Pancolar 50mm f/1.8 in M42 mount.
Flektogon 35mm f/2.4 in M42 mount.
Kiron 28mm f/2 in PK/A mount.
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 with close-up lens in PK/A mount.

Let the games begin!
Last Edited by Benz3ne on 08/03/2022 - 10:55

womble

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 11:10
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 11:31
womble wrote:
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...

We're off to a good start

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 12:54
Benz3ne wrote:
womble wrote:
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...

We're off to a good start

And from LennyB - who knew? (Says the guy who bought an outstanding lens from him.)
Be well, stay safe.

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JAK

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 12:54
Benz3ne wrote:
womble wrote:
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...

We're off to a good start

I'm sure you know better than that.
John K

Benz3ne

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 13:31
Urbanmeister wrote:
Benz3ne wrote:
Quote:
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...

We're off to a good start

And from LennyB - who knew? (Says the guy who bought an outstanding lens from him.)

I'm struggling to think of lenses that I HAVEN'T bought from the main man, LennyB.

womble

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 15:19
Benz3ne wrote:
Urbanmeister wrote:
Quote:
womble wrote:
One can sell lenses? Wow, learn something new every day...

We're off to a good start

And from LennyB - who knew? (Says the guy who bought an outstanding lens from him.)

I'm struggling to think of lenses that I HAVEN'T bought from the main man, LennyB.



The ones where I beat you to it?
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Benz3ne

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 15:27
womble wrote:
Benz3ne wrote:


I'm struggling to think of lenses that I HAVEN'T bought from the main man, LennyB.

The ones where I beat you to it?

Touché!
That Tak 35/2 still haunts me.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 15:43
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 in M42 mount - tempting me
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 08/03/2022 - 15:55
cardiffgareth wrote:
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 in M42 mount - tempting me

The focusing is a little stiff on it but it's quite clean otherwise. Let me know if you want me to send pictures.
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