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    what justifies such a price on a Dagor 8 1/4 ?

    Please help me to understand what justifies such a price (≥$2750) on a Dagor 8 ¼ gold rim lens (# 120740169692) ? Is it the fact that it is a 'Barrel' Dagor ?

    Another AM Goerz Optical, 8 1/4 Gold Rim Dagor Lens (this time with a synchro compur Shutter) do not go at a "buy it now price" of $1175,
    an other Goerz-Dagor 8 1/4 coated (not Gold Rim nor Dot) is offersd for $525 (the IQ difference seems minimal between gold and std black version, except for collectors).

    any idea ?
    Thanks
    François

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    Re: what justifies such a price on a Dagor 8 1/4 ?

    A lot of it's hype, but on the other hand Dagor's are nice usable lenses and coated versions rarer.

    There are collectors, the first does appear to be a very nice lens and he's 9 bids already from two people prepared to pay that $2750 and possibly more. The seller started it at $800 so he'll be pleased.

    If I had spare cash I'd buy the third, I already have a 12" coated Goerz AM Opt Dagor and that BIN price isn't outrageous, I'd try offering less to start with .

    Ian

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    Re: what justifies such a price on a Dagor 8 1/4 ?

    Here's an image I made with a Dagor 8-1/4, non-gold rim.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photog...rtraits.html#1

    I bought it attached to a Speed Graphic decades ago. Thought I spent a lot back then. Wow have prices climbed.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    Re: what justifies such a price on a Dagor 8 1/4 ?

    I think something strange is going on there. Shill bidding perhaps. A week ago I just bought a non gold rim 8 1/4 inch dagor on Ebay with a serial number very close to where the gold rims start. $279 and it appeared the seller was having a hard time getting rid of it.

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