"It is in fine condition." No mention of the missing hardware.
It's a Petzval, and it's an aplanat! Two lenses in one! You'd think someone selling a lens for $1,600 would know what the hell it was.
Kent in SD
Gud blessi Island!
From the same seller as Kent's Petzval-Aplanat:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H-Russel-Tay...item3a74e14cc3 Roussel Trylor. Of course there are no separations, its a triplet.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kodak-Aero-E...item41660cc8c5 Good price, if he can get it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-S-Orth...item4165ff425f Uncommon focal length, not sure it should be worth more than an Apo El Nikkor
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-Mikrot...item3cc646fe1a Well, now we know where some of the fabled Barringer collection has gone. I sold this lens to Charlie.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-Tessar...item41658182bf And I gave him this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Berthiot-Fur...item3cc3394ec5 An angry lens, indeed. Eurygraphe.
There are oh so many NUTTY sellers along with their CRAZY listings splattered all over the BAY. May I present to you just three. Here and now.
Sorry Brother Garrett. I had to put this tripod up as I just ran across the listing and just wonder at times, WTF???? The WAY over priced home made Clown Camera has been killing me for years now. Anyhow ......
First off the RARE TRIPOD. I mean seriously. Rare? $250.00 starting bid? HOW (did they come to this),WHY (the$250 starting bid) , when( did they deiced to let go of this family treasure),WHO (told them this was rare and worth over $250)? And again WTF?
Here's one that has bugged me for years. The "HOME MADE (has No true collector value)CLOWN CAMERA" This GEM has has not sold and has been listed almost as long as I've been using eBay. Maybe 13 years now.
The best thing is he has only inched the price up year after year????? As I recall he did not sale it years ago for $350. so now it's almost peaked $700. CRAZY MAN.
OK Just to keep in the true spirit of over priced optics this is a little example. In IMHO this little BECK 8" rapid rectilinear lens. This is a mass produced stock rapid rectilinear lens for value priced camera kit's in England. It's a fine little lens but has a value of about a $75-$100 on the VERY BEST of days.
Has anyone else noticed that sellers are always trying to get super high prices on Scovill Waterbury cameras and lenses? I think each seller researches the one or two that are posted, perpetually, at high hundreds or low thousands and figure "that must be the going rate!" Here is a common Waterbury plate camera (and I believe that was the cheapest in their line), in the common and imminently unusable 5x8 size. Complete with bare-bones Waterbury landscape meniscus ("I've seen just the lens for this much!").
Here are some more (which probably helped decide the BIN price on the above. Maybe if I say "Dallmeyer" and "Waterbury" in the same post, there will be a juju transfer and Waterburys will be the next Dallmeyer! Waterbury....Dallmeyer....Waterbury.... Too bad I don't have any RARE Waterburys right now.
ebay Germany # 300716303852
The guy wants to sell a 1911 Linhof with a starting bid of 800,000 EUR. Not too much for a camera that comes with lenses like these: Tessar 1 : 4,5 / R 16,50 m (16500mm, really?) and Orthar 1 : 6,8 / f = 8,60 m (8600mm?)
No bidders so far...
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.