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    Someone please explain this...


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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    That's a lot money for a couple of extra f/stops... maybe there is something we don't know?

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    Well, let's see...
    First, there's Ebay and Paypal fees, then there's the Linhof and Schneider names. Xenotars are similar to Planars which command a higher price over several other lenses in the same focal lengths. Then there's the f2.8 aperture. Nice, but hmmm..... my math doesn't add up to $38k worth of lens either.
    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    Chris

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    It's not the lens - it's the cache. Just think of how the girls will flip for this lens. I bet even Angelina Jolie would want you!

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    Wow, that is scary...

    There are obviously at least two people who think it is worth that sort of money.

    I am just not one of them, given the information provide...

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    Hey that's pretty good considering the starting price was $9.00.

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    Well, it DOES come with a Linhof board. I suspect that the last bidder left out a "." !

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    Kirk, OMG NO!!

    You're not trying to raise that other thread to the top of the list again??!!!

    It only has 300 replies to it...

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    If you look at the bids and the timing of the bids, it looks like a bidding war which got totaly out of control.


    Besides that, it is the first authentic late series Xenotar with a original Copal 3
    shutter I have seen.

    All the other Xenotars with Copal 3 shuters I have seen have had all black shutters and have
    been converted (based on serialnumbers) from Compur 2 shutters.
    Last edited by Per Madsen; 24-Feb-2010 at 10:59. Reason: Meaning of sentence

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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    I think the bidders are a bit sick just my opinion!

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