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    Was this a Really Good Deal?

    This listing for a Schneider 47mm Super Angulon f5.6 looked like a great deal to me.
    For the sake of my newbie education...can someone tell me why it went for that price?
    I've got my gear, now what?

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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/.../5.6-47mm.html

    Why ? It's a medium format lens with that image circle. But the prices on Ebay are a function of the Ebay market.

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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    The 47mm Super-Angulon XL is the version that covers 4x5, 166mm image circle. I have seen a couple go for $1000.

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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_3536 View Post
    http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/.../5.6-47mm.html

    Why ? It's a medium format lens with that image circle. But the prices on Ebay are a function of the Ebay market.
    I'm familiar with market economics...I was just wondering if there was something wrong that I, in my ignorance of these lenses, could not see.
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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Marshall View Post
    The 47mm Super-Angulon XL is the version that covers 4x5, 166mm image circle. I have seen a couple go for $1000.

    So, unless there is something more wrong with this than a slow shutter, this looks like it was a great deal.

    Thanks
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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    Its a single coated 47/5.6 SA; they typically go for less than later multicoated 47/5.6 SAs. And the shutter needs a CLA. In my experience nearly all shutters need a CLA on arrival.

    FWIW, not the lowest price ever for a single coated 47/5.6 SA, mine cost less. But then it was in an obscure military camera, not identified by the seller as an SA, and in a #00 Prontor Press to boot. Great lens on 2x3.

    There's no accounting for auction prices.

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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    No, not necessarily grat deal ..... read Dan's post carefully.

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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    Ahhhh, ok. Good deal, not great deal then.

    Thanks. I'm trying to educate myself and learn how to read these things. I did not notice the SC thing.
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    Re: Was this a Really Good Deal?

    and it's not the SA XL , thus, as Nick and Dan also point out, pretty much a MF lens.
    http://www.jeffbridges.com/perception.html "Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right."

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