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  1. #31

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by SAShruby View Post
    The lens went to a female photographer. It's in a good hands...
    Wow, I didn't know it was a female photographer. How smart she was to rather put her money on this lens than a diamond like most other females? She has exquisite taste.

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    And soon we will have data for the first Darlot version of the de Pulligny adjustable landscape which just about meets the soft lens criterium I would think!
    Yes, it made it into part 1 of the already classic CCHarrison series!

  3. #33

    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by SAShruby View Post
    According to this website http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=ca

    English version: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=ca

    ebay user nicolaisen2007 is probably the owner. He lives in Switzerland. BTW, he bought Universal Heliar for $5,500 US, quite a guy. Seems like he has a lot of dough. He also bought from dagor77 and gokevincameras. I don't want to be obtrusive, but it would be nice to know and congratulate to guy who bought it.

    Update: And I know the name.
    Bernd Nicolaisen is a he and a well known swiss photographer whom I have the pleasure to know since many years. If he is the new owner, we'll surely see some excellent works using this famous lens soon. His works on ice and old wood for instance are a class of its own.

    http://www.berndnicolaisen.com/index.php?lang=en
    Klaus

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  4. #34
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Klaus Schmitt View Post
    Bernd Nicolaisen is a he and a well known swiss photographer whom I have the pleasure to know since many years. If he is the new owner, we'll surely see some excellent works using this famous lens soon. His works on ice and old wood for instance are a class of its own.

    http://www.berndnicolaisen.com/index.php?lang=en
    I thought that Kelly Nicolaisen would be the buyer... http://www.kellynicolaisen.com/, but you're right, he seems to be better candidate for the lens. Good for him.
    Last edited by SAShruby; 20-Aug-2010 at 10:58.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Having looked at the work done by these two "Nicolaisen"s I would say that the lucky (astute!) Nicolaisen was the more deserving of these two - by a very wide margin.

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    <<<<http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=ca >>>

    Was there any bidding or was this a Buy it Now ? I believe the seller was J. Brewer if I recall and then lens is the one he wrote about on his site http://wideopen1.squarespace.com/jou...i-polaroi.html ?

    Thanks
    Dan

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by CCHarrison View Post
    <<<<http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=ca >>>

    Was there any bidding or was this a Buy it Now ? I believe the seller was J. Brewer if I recall and then lens is the one he wrote about on his site http://wideopen1.squarespace.com/jou...i-polaroi.html ?

    Thanks
    Dan
    There was only one bid, taken just before the end of the second ebay posting time expiry (re-list), I believe it was a No Buy it Now auction. And yes, it was John's lens.
    Peter Hruby
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Yep, Jonathan was the seller. It will take a while until Bernd (N.) will be using it, as he still works on his "ice" projects a lot, so don't hold your breath.
    Klaus

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Klaus Schmitt View Post
    Yep, Jonathan was the seller. It will take a while until Bernd (N.) will be using it, as he still works on his "ice" projects a lot, so don't hold your breath.
    Hi Dr. Schmitt

    I don't participate on this forum but I'll make this one comment and then disappear. I was the seller of the P&S Semi-Achromatic Ser. III and it's sale was legit, it sold for the price listed.

    When I put this lens on e-bay, several folks contacted me, I'd say four individuals indicated that they had the money and were interested in the lens, including the individual who eventually bought it.

    The first time I put the lens up for sale, I made a big mistake, I hadn't checked the box for ebay transactions outside the US, so ebay wouldn't let anyone outside the US bid, so the lens didn't sell. I ck'd the right box and relisted the lens and it sold w/the one bid.

    I had heard of the individual who ultimately bought the lens but have talked w/him several times, a great individual w/a great family, and from perusing his site he'll get some great stuff out of this lens.

    There are two galleries, 'Pellucere, and 'Semi-Achromatic Series III' on my
    www.imageandartifact.bz site which show the images I did w/this glass, the individual I sold the lens to has the insight and creativity to carry on w/this lens, I'm glad I sold it to him. He hasn't given me permission to release his name, but I will say he's out of Europe.

    The special thing about this lens in one of degree, it renders the sharpest image inside the softest image together of any of the other SF glass, no other lens gets the sharp version of the image THAT SHARP inside a soft image THAT SOFT. That's my take on this, and again, everything about this was honest and on the 'up and up'.

    I'll even be allowed to visit the lens if I get around to this gentelman's 'neck of the woods', where I hear they make some of the best beer in Europe.

    Ciao
    Jonathan Brewer

    www.imageandartifact.bz

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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Thanks Jonathan for sharing additional information with us.

    You have a wonderful site with awesome images btw.
    Klaus

    http://www.macrolenses.de for macro and special lens info
    http://www.pbase.com/kds315/ for UV Images and lens/filter info
    http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my UV diary

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