How much is this enlarging lens worth?

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  1. Davec101

    Davec101 Member

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    I have a Rodenstock APO Rodagon N 80mm F4 enlarging lens gathering dust at the moment and it is in good condition, just wondering how much these are worth on the second hand market?

    many thanks
     
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  2. Ian Grant

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    That's difficult because you can pick up these lenses for practically nothing, enlargers are often just thrown out, stuck in skips with the lenses still attached.

    However realistically somewhere between about £50 - £80 in the UK, although through a shop it might be slightly more.

    Ian
     
  3. ChuckP

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    Probably sell on Ebay for $200-275. This lens still has good value and lots of people want it. I'd sure like one but price is still too high for me to justify.
     
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    That's a good lens, and it originally sold for over US$500 new. The ebay estimate of $200 - 275 is probably a good one, but you might get more for one in mint condition.
     
  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    I think ChuckP's estimate is about right. I bought a 90mm version of this lens for around $200 a few years ago on eBay.
     
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    08-Oct 02:00
    RODENSTOCK APO-RODAGON N 80mm f:4 ENLARGER LENS
    From United States
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    Sold £116.81 $205
     
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  7. Davec101

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    Thanks for all your feedback its really helped, hopefully will be trading it in later for a nice new 20x16" print washer later on today :smile: