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    OK, I think I'm caught up (for now). I believe I have sent shipping quotes to everyone who has contacted me (as of 11:00am PST today) either by email or PM. If you sent me a request, but have not received a reply (either email or PM) with a shipping quote, please re-send.

    I also shipped the first lenses this morning. If I received your payment by 11:00pm PST last night, your lenses are on their way. If you pay befoe 11:00pm tonight, your lenses will be shipped tomorrow.

    Apologies to those who wanted 1000mm APO Germinars and 210mm Tessars, but did not get them. I could have easily sold twice as many of both if I had them. These two are officially sold out. Everything else is still available.

    Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by forksphoto
    Thank you Kerry for this opportunity, It is very much appreciated!

    I'm going to be one who needs shutters (one zero, and two number ones) and engraving, so count me in when we start organizing for SK Grimes.

    And once more, thanks again Kerry!

    Best
    Joe
    Many thanks Kerry.

    I will also need a shutter. As I live in the UK I expect I will source it in Europe. However, I would like to add my order to SK Grimes for aperture scales for a No.1 Copal. Is it worth a group order? I realise someone would have the hassle of handling the order in the US.

    Barry

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    SK Grimes,
    I have called them this morning, and I can confirm that they already have all the information they need at least for the 150mm, 240mm and the 300mm. So you just need to contact them (I'm getting my shutters from SK Grimes).

    I also asked about the possibility of another group discount and mentioned the fact that likely they will be getting many more calls. They said they would get back to me on that.

    At any rate, I have already put my order in with SK Grimes and nothing more is needed on my part.

    Best
    Joe

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    Truly amazing. At the same time tragic. Docter Optic failed to survive as a company the death of the last owner or the purchase by a competitor. I hope everyone cherishes their lenses. Kerry has worked hard to keep us all foolishly happy.

    Who would've ever guessed that someone actually made a multi-coated GClaron look alike? Or offered a completely nutter 210mm F/4.5 Tessar in a #3 shutter? Or had lenses as long as 1000mm's. Only the truly devoted or over the top insane would ever do such things.

    Alas, there seems little interest from the "big guys" in the market to keep this kind of engineering development lunacy afloat. :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by kthalmann
    OK, I think I'm caught up (for now)...

    I also shipped the first lenses this morning...

    Apologies to those who wanted 1000mm APO Germinars and 210mm Tessars, but did not get them. I could have easily sold twice as many of both if I had them...

    Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by cperez
    Truly amazing. At the same time tragic. Docter Optic failed to survive as a company the death of the last owner or the purchase by a competitor. I hope everyone cherishes their lenses. Kerry has worked hard to keep us all foolishly happy.

    Who would've ever guessed that someone actually made a multi-coated GClaron look alike? Or offered a completely nutter 210mm F/4.5 Tessar in a #3 shutter? Or had lenses as long as 1000mm's. Only the truly devoted or over the top insane would ever do such things.

    Alas, there seems little interest from the "big guys" in the market to keep this kind of engineering development lunacy afloat. :-(
    Um, Chris, the "big guys" don't have Kerry as a salesman or APUG as a salesroom.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
    Um, Chris, the "big guys" don't have Kerry as a salesman or APUG as a salesroom.
    Yes, they are definitely missing out on an opportunity here. They could (and should) sponsor APUG, and I'm easily recognized by the "Will Work for Glass" sign around my neck.

    Kerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by forksphoto
    SK Grimes,
    I have called them this morning, and I can confirm that they already have all the information they need at least for the 150mm, 240mm and the 300mm. So you just need to contact them (I'm getting my shutters from SK Grimes).

    I also asked about the possibility of another group discount and mentioned the fact that likely they will be getting many more calls. They said they would get back to me on that.

    At any rate, I have already put my order in with SK Grimes and nothing more is needed on my part.

    Best
    Joe

    If I'm lucky enough to get a 300 F9, I'd be interested in an aperture scale and possibly the Copal #1 as well if the cost is reasonable.
    Thanks,
    Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthalmann
    Apologies to those who wanted 1000mm APO Germinars and 210mm Tessars, but did not get them. I could have easily sold twice as many of both if I had them. These two are officially sold out. Everything else is still available.

    Kerry
    Ouch! Those went fast. Can you say "pent up demand"?

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    Why do I have a feeling that Dagor77 (on eBay) didn't buy one of the Tessars?

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthalmann
    Earlier this year, I sold several 150mm Germinar-W, 240mm Germinar-W and 300mm APO Germinar lenses here on APUG. The lenses seemed to be very well received and I am happy to say that well over half of all the lenses sold went to APUG subscribers. In fact, after all of the lenses were sold, I had several people contact me to see if more lenses were available.

    I now have an opportunity to get more of these lenses, as well as a VERY, VERY limited number of longer (600mm, 750mm and 1000mm) APO Germinars. I can also get a few shutter mounted 210mm f4.5 Docter Optics Tessars as well.

    Before I go to the trouble of having these lenses sent to me from their owner in Germany, I want to assess the interest from members of the APUG community. This is not an offer to sell any of these lenses at this time. Prices for the longer lenses have not yet been determined, but I expect them to be very attractive for new lenses of such long focal length and asociated big coverage. I suspect the prices for the 150mm Germinar-W, 240mm Germinar-W and 300mm APO Germinar will be about the same as they were perviously (see links above). At this point, all I am tying to do is determine if there is enough of a market for these lenses to go to the trouble and expense of having them shipped to me to re-package and distribute to members of the APUG community.

    So, if you have any interest in buying any of these lenses:

    150mm f9 Germinar-W
    240mm f9 Germinar-W
    300mm f9 APO Germinar Cell Sets
    600mm f9 APO Germinar in Barrel
    750mm f9 APO Germinar in Barrel
    1000mm f12 APO Germinar in Barrel
    210mm f4.5 Docter Tessar in Copal No. 3 Shutter

    Please post here or send me a PM. Also, comments from previous purchasers of the 150mm Germinar-W, 240mm Germinar-W and 300mm APO Germinar lenses I sold here earlier this year are welcome. Keep in mind your responses are in no way a firm commitment to buy anything. No deposits will be taken and no pecking order asigned. If I do decide to proceed, I will place listings in the classifieds with all the details and pricing only after I have the lenses in my possession and they will be sold on a first-come-first-seved basis.

    All these lenses are new, unused as they left the Docter Optics factory. It should be noted that the 150mm Germinar-W and 240mm Germinar-W lenses come in barrels, but the cells screw directly into standard Compur and Copal shutters. The 300mm APO Germinars come as factory-matched cell sets and they also are a direct fit in standard Copal/Compur No. 1 shutters. The 210mm Tessars come in Copal No. 3 shutters. The 600mm, 750mm and 1000mm APO Germinars come in very heavy barrel mounts, the cells are difficult to remove and mounting them in shutters would require both a very big shutter as well as much expensive custom machine work. They are best used in their original barrels with either a large behind the lens shutter (such as a Packard or Compur No. 5 Electric), a front mounted shutter (such as a LUC) or with a lens caps or felt hat for the long exposures typical when shooting ULF formats. Due to the weight, they require a camera with a sturdy front standard and they are not suitable for backpacking or carrying long distances from the vehicle (unlike the 150mm Germinar W, 240mm Germinar-W and 300mm APO Germinar, which are all small, light and perfect for backpacking/hiking).

    So, if you're interested, let me know. I'll tally the response over the next week or so and make a decision.

    Thanks,
    Kerry
    Kerry,
    I bought one of the 150mm lenses and would be very interested in buying a 240mm W if you get anymore.
    Greg

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