Price Advice please

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  1. George Collier

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    I have two pieces of gear I've had for a while and would like to sell/trade toward a Rollei 3.5f. Can anyone offer a guideline as to what value these two things might have?

    One is an old collapsible Elmar 50mm f/3.5, just like the one listed here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Early-U...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b7415a8c - except that mine has a meter scale for distance. Also, I have no front or rear caps.

    The other is pictured - when focused as shown in the side shot, it is at infinity. It will go up to 1:1, or very close to it. (I'm not selling the camera, just the lens and bellows). The only info I can find on the lens is for LF use, which this lens may be, but I acquired it mounted in this bellows unit, which is adapted for Nikon. The lens has no shutter. (The only part of the lens text on the front shot that you can't read is the word Schneider)

    I may just send this to KEH in trade, but I would like to have a sense of worth first.
     

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    Was this an inappropriate post for this forum, or are these two things too oddball for valuing?
     
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    More likely no one knows!
    Bye the way, what's a 3.5f?
     
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    The Elmar's not worth a lot of money, I think I paid about £50/$75 for mine, but condition is very important with Leica lenses so a mint one would fetch more.

    The Xenotar is in a similar Schneider barrel as my early 150mm Componon enlarger lens so it should fit a Copal/Compur shutter either a size 0 or more likely a 1 at a guess. Depending on condition these are quite desirable lenses because of their speed but there was also a faster version. Prices are quite volatile at the moment some items selling for far less than usual.

    The 3.5F is the last model/series of Rolleiflex with an f3.5 lens rather than an f2.8.

    Ian
     
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    Thanks for the help, guys.