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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    I've been watching an Ilex #4 Shutter on ebay, as I'm looking for one to mount a 19" Artar in. The bid ended last night and the shutter went for $535. $535!! That sounds outrageous to me. Is that what these go for? If so, forget it. Here's the link in case you're interested.

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    For that much money you could get a 12"/6.3 Commercial Ektar already mounted in the shutter and some change too. It's well known that auctions can drive the price of an item well over its value...

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    When I asked the seller about it, he said he just had a 12" Dagor in an Ilex 4 that sold for a dollar less.

    "It's well known that auctions can drive the price of an item well over its value"

    Why is that. People just getting carried away?

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    Yes, that's nuts. A new Copal 3 shutter is $443.95 from B&H.

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    On the flip side, I just acquired a like new 450M Nikon in a Copal #3 for $450 so deals can be had. As David said, the shutter itself is nearly of that valuation. Know your limitations and let the irrational bidding proceed without you.Even if you pick up a shutter that needs a repair, it should not cost you a fraction of that amount. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

    Cheers!

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    I call it the auction feeding frenzy. I watched a 12 dollar filter holder rocket to 50 bucks one night. I also think it is a case of "you ain't gonna beat me!" attitudes.

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    I bought a 19" Apo Artar mounted in a Copal 3 on a Deardorff 8x10 lens board for $495. I've also gotten a number of Ilex 4 shutters for $75 to $100 bucks in pretty clean shape. It's screwy what some people will pay for this stuff.

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    Who are these people and how can I get them to my auctions damn it! $175 would be more than plenty for a #4 Ilex. I bought one 8 months ago with a 12" coated Dagor in it for $235 bucks. You could poke the glass out of the Dagor and be money ahead. tpahjim

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    Keep looking. It takes two people to get that carried away in an auction. Sometimes it happens, but usually it doesn't. Something reasonable will slhow up if you are patient.

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    Ilex #4 Universal Shutter for Front Mounting

    Just keep watching Matt... That price will bring a lot of Ilex shutters out of the closet and onto the auction block...

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