View Full Version : Damn !!!

Paul Fitzgerald
31-Mar-2008, 07:48
Hi all,

Just check out the auction ending for this:

Eidoscope (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270222518671&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=017)

Got to love collectors and the dropping dollar.

Pat Hilander
31-Mar-2008, 09:12
All I get when clicking on the link is a "listing unavailable" page.

Sven Schroder
31-Mar-2008, 12:02
I was watching that one (just watching), it didn't even appear as an ended item.
Anyway its relisted as item 270224679979.
Any idea of the final amount it reached?
Thanks and Regards

Hugo Zhang
31-Mar-2008, 14:43

It ended at $3,205!!!

Kerik Kouklis
31-Mar-2008, 15:43
Holy crap!! I've got a mint copy of the 480mm version of this lens. I paid $400 for it a couple years ago. Maybe it's time to cash it in, but it does make beautiful images...

Steve Hamley
31-Mar-2008, 18:09
You can have it now for $53.00.Apparently some E-bay scamming going on.

Kerik, I'll give you $54.00 for it....



Sven Schroder
1-Apr-2008, 00:51

Damn !!! you got the thread title right.

Thanks for the Info Hugo


Paul Fitzgerald
2-Apr-2008, 07:56
Hi all,


Verito (http://cgi.ebay.com/Wollensak-11-1-2-INCH-F-4-VERITO-DIFFUSED-FOCUS-LENS_W0QQitemZ280214410016QQihZ018QQcategoryZ30076QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

If anyone is still worried about this hobby disappearing from lack of interest, it's not likely with this much money being thrown at it.

Just think what your closet is worth .

Paul Fitzgerald
9-Apr-2008, 06:16
Hi again,

the Eidoscop was relisted and sold:

Eidoscop II (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERMAGIS-PARIS-No-2-LENS-FOR-LARGE-FORMAT-SOFT-FOCUS_W0QQitemZ270224679979QQihZ017QQcategoryZ30076QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

happy for all concerned, $1925 seems a fair price.


Jim Galli
9-Apr-2008, 08:00
If anyone wants a 14" Verito for half what an Eidoscop costs, contact me. :p

Mark Sawyer
9-Apr-2008, 10:48
Great Googly-Moogly! No way would I pay that much for a lens, (unless I could afford it...)

I wonder what draws some of us so strongly to these old lenses. Is it the history, the image-making potential, the status (even if only to yourself) of having such a thing on your lensboard? I suppose it's some combination of these things and possibly others...

And the way things are going, perhaps it's not a bad investment financially. Then again, the bubble may someday burst for the old soft lenses...