Quite a ride.......g*a*s
by, 05-15-2008 at 05:32 PM (3465 Views)
So, I'm in Delaware with a LOT of females. My grandson and me are trying to make the male population seem significant and failing at it. Meanwhile the ladies decide to go to New York. Well rooms even in NJ are hideous and if I go it'll mean 2 instead of 1 so I opt out which gives me more time than I really want here at my daughter's computer.
Meanwhile Gustavo is yakking about Plasticca lenses. It's his fault. I wasn't thinking about Plasticca's until Gustavo steered me right off the straight and narrow. So since I had plenty of time and nothing to do I go to Seth's site and read about Oscar zwierzina Plasticca lenses. They sound fabulous and I know Emil has one. Google. MWClassics in UK has the perfect plasticca. An 18" f3.5. The rarest and best, and the price seems sort of fair for a Dutch Pinkham.
G*A*S hits and hits hard. "Have to have it" to about the tenth power. But I'm broke (as usual). What to do what to do!!!somebody else will get it!!!!gotta have it gotta have it. So I contact the nice folks in UK with a proposal, very calmly et al. "I'm on holiday but if I paypal you half or so will you let me finish when I am back home........etc. very calm like it's nothing. Nothing at all.
"Yes, OK" they say very graciously. So I send as much as I can without tipping over the checking account and I put together a plan. I list a bunch of stuff here and at LFForum at excellent value and wait. Yes, folks will buy things even in rough economy when the price is nice.
Finally after 10 hours the chap in UK says .........uh........we can't find that lens. We sold it weeks ago etc. etc.
Anybody out there got an 18" f3.5 plasticca???? I NEED one..........badly!