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    Aye Yi, Yi, Yi!!!

    The Petzval madness climbs to new heights! (Vitax)

    Could this all be one man's doing? Jim???
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    Meine vater told me one man's pet valls ist einen nuther man's kurtuflle in a very poor imitation of Hoch Deutsch. Ve mustard people pride ourselves in being equally illiterate in all languages which certainly includes spelling. nicht wahr?..
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    Holy Bokeh, Batman! Time to put my 20" Vitax on the market!!!
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    I doubt Jim's responsible for all the lens and camera madness going around, although it would certainly be fun to try to attribute old gear madness to him.

    I can see the newbies in a few years saying "I can't afford the old beat up stuff, so I have to get by on new Super Symmar XLs and Ebonys".

    There's been a steady increase in interest (prices) of all 8x10 and up cameras and lenses over the past few years, especially for vintage American glass in Asian markets.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthrea...highlight=lens

    In particular, nice vintage portrait and pictoral lenses have skyrocketed - f:64 undone and we've come full circle!!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfwhitaker
    The Petzval madness climbs to new heights! (Vitax)

    Could this all be one man's doing? Jim???
    Yah. But what can he do about the price of Tessars? There's the challenge.

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    Wow! These were selling for ~$100 a year ago. No, not Jim's fault. A few years ago there was also a spike in price on 19th century brass Petzvals when one individual started bidding like a madman. S/He stopped buying, but prices never returned.

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    Wow. Madness, indeed.

    While I doubt any single individual is responsible, Jim's tough. He can withstand all the blame we (lovingly) heap on him.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerik
    Holy Bokeh, Batman! Time to put my 20" Vitax on the market!!!
    Sure beats that Polavision investment. :rolleyes:

    Joe

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    I can't even spell Vatix.

    Anyways I've left all those old junkers behind. What you really want is a Bausch & Lomb Tessar 1C f4.5! Absolute magic.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgalli
    I can't even spell Vatix.

    Anyways I've left all those old junkers behind. What you really want is a Bausch & Lomb Tessar 1C f4.5! Absolute magic.
    If you send all your old lenses to me, I'll verify to the community that you have moved on to greener pastures!

    Matt



 

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