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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Appreciated - very valuable info!
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Dan,

    There was a sale of Pinkham-Smith SA lens in shutter at $12,000 (or was it $12,500?) a few months ago on eBay.

    Hugo

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    $12,500
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by SAShruby View Post
    $12,500
    Probably sitting on some lawyer's bookshelf now. I bet his pictures are way better than yours...

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Is there an economic model that makes sense for a seller to buy their own lens at a high value.
    I don't want to impute dishonesty to any one but I do wonder if these 5500-12500 dollar values are from real purchases. I wonder this because I have a hard time thinking such lenses have such value; I am probably just to cheap to imagine it.
    I watched the 420mm Universal Heliar auction and It sat and sat until just before the end and then got sold for the buy it now price. I was just surprised; should I have been? Did some one here buy it?
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    There are companies like Nikon and Canon selling 35mm super tele lenses for $6000+ every day for bird/nature/sports photography. Not exactly rare, and of limited use. It doesn't surprise me a bit that actual rare and special lenses go for big bucks once in a while. Still it's way out of my price range, but we all know a few people who could afford it if they really wanted it.

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hughes View Post
    Probably sitting on some lawyer's bookshelf now. I bet his pictures are way better than yours...
    Quite expensive paper weight.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    I was so close to buy that $12,500 lens. I had the money. I was torturing my head with pro's and con's. Lots of pro's. Only one con's.

    At the end of two ebay campaigns (it got sold on second one) I satisfied myself by stating there will be another chance down the road. I was willing to pay $X,000 for it.

    I bet I wans't alone...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    The price of the Cooke PS945 (which I am obsessing over) is over 3k. If however one checks other Cooke photographic/cine lenses etc. the PS945 is one of the cheapies!

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    On this particular P&S sale, compare it to the other soft focus lens sales. Was that P&S worth $10,000 more than say a Gundlach Achromat? $9,000 more than a Cooke PS945? Come on, ten thousand dollars is a friggin lot of money. A lot of this sort of pricing is hype, like the "$200 Million lost Ansel negatives." Wait til one comes around at a reasonable price.

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