View Full Version : Linhof Schneider 210mm Xenar f/3.5 value.

Amund BLix Aaeng
29-Jan-2006, 15:23
I have a "for trade" ad on Apug Link (http://www.apug.org/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=743)
I have been contracted by someone who is interested in buying it, but I`m not shure what a reasonable price would be. Any idea?

Ernest Purdum
29-Jan-2006, 17:05
I don't think lenses such as this show up for sale often enough for a price to be well established. It would be valuable for someone who wanted extremely shallow depth of field or perhaps some sorts of action photos. Maybe someone would want to be able to focus and compose under very low light levels. It has to be considered a quite specialized item. Amongst other considerations, it would be too big and heavy for meny cameras.

Steve Hamley
29-Jan-2006, 17:19

If it helps any, I bought one in barrel with foggy glass for $40, in the hopes it will clean up.


Amund BLix Aaeng
29-Jan-2006, 17:24
The only one I have seen so far is on Cameraeccentric webpage, and that`s a non-Linhof version in a barrel. $300

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
29-Jan-2006, 18:16
These don't come up very often in shutter, so as Ernest wrote, it is hard to find a price. They do however come up in barrel occasionally. Depending on condition, they tend to fetch from very little for a hazy uncoated scratched specimen, to $200+ for a very nice coated model on eBay. I do however recall seeing one in shutter for sale in one of the NY stores for $400, so a fair market price might be a bit less. For what its worth, I wouldn't pay too much attention to Cameraeccentric's prices, as they are are, well, a bit eccentric.