View Full Version : rarity of Zeiss Jena 165m 2.7

13-Mar-2013, 18:26
I have a zeiss jena 165mm 2.7 in pretty good shape and I am trying to figure out its scarcity (or lack thereof) and ultimately, its value. I have it mounted into a compound shutter that is a direct fit and works perfectly and I also have it attached to a linhof board via a custom machned tube/board that I had made. That being said, it works flawlessly and you can use it on your field camera no problem. I have someone interested in purchasing it from me and I just need some help gauging what to value it at so I don't get taken for a ride.

Let me know.


Dan Fromm
13-Mar-2013, 18:56
This will probably go against the grain, but why don't you put it on eBay and let the someone bid against the world for it?

13-Mar-2013, 19:25
yeah, could but its a friend and neither of us know the value so, just trying to figure it out.

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
13-Mar-2013, 19:32
Not rare, but not as common as their faster brethren. I see them for sale normally in focusing mounts, but I can't say I have seen one for sale in a shutter. Anyhow, as I recall, the the focusing mounted ones were selling for about $200 to $300 a year or so ago.

13-Mar-2013, 20:02
Recently one has sold for $150 through bidding.

14-Mar-2013, 15:31
Really? Only $150? With a shutter? Bummer.

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
14-Mar-2013, 16:17
Really? Only $150? With a shutter? Bummer.

Did you do an ebay search? That should have been your first stop: http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=tessar+2.7&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc

Looks like they range from $150 to $500 in barrel. You can probably double that range for shutter.

18-Mar-2013, 08:48
Yeah, I did a search but wasn't buying it

18-Mar-2013, 09:06
Hollis - I saw one in shutter go for about $800 on eBay last year. I bid on it but didn't win. Seems like a nice lens. Good luck - if you put it up for sale in the Classifieds I'd be interested possibly.