value of olympus zuiko 8mm f2.8 fisheye lens

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  1. loman

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    Hi Everybody
    I have a mint condition zuiko 8mm fisheye lens that I've had for some time now. I got it very cheap as a package deal on an olympus om-1 camera. I'm not sure if I should sell it or not. I've been trying to figure out what it's worth but since it's such a rare lens I can only find one similar lens for sale on ebay with a fixed price of 2600 dollars and I doubt it's worth that much (or is it?)
    I could of course just put it on ebay with a low starting price and see what will happen, but it would just be nice to know in advance more or less how much I can expect to get for it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thanks for link. That's a far cry from 2600 dollars for sure.
    Does anybody have any idea what it might be worth in Europe?
     
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    Unless you actually need the money I'd say to hang onto it for now. Rare lenses in good condition are a decent investment, especially if you didn't pay much for them.
     
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    I haven't heard of this lens but the prices on non-Leica lenses is sometimes erratic. I've seen the 40mm f2.0 zuiko go for $50 and $500. OK, this isn't ultra rare but you get the point. If you're really looking into selling it, then I would track ebay more carefully for a while.
     
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    Thanks for the good advise, I might just hold on to it for a little while longer.
     
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    Check the rear element group for haze. Many of them have it and it can't be cured. This affects value greatly. Average value for these is 500-750usd genrally. Search for JCowell's lens$db, it has good historical price data on OM lenses.

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    Hi Ed
    Thanks for the advise. Much appreciated
     
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    Here is an old 'Unofficial Olympus Lens Page.' It lists the 8mm Fisheye, used, at $1090.USD
    It's a handy used price guide, but old...last updated NOV, 2004.
    Hope it helps,

    Marc

    http://chlngr.com/zuiko.html
     
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    Hi everybody thanks for helping out.
    Kind Regards
     
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    Frosted inner element makes it beyond repair. Insist on detailed description from seller if possible. John