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    The $900 magic lantern lens

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SWEET-DARLOT-PET...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Some bidders are in a war over a 7 1/2" magic lantern lens. It's already close to $900 and it's still got another day to go. Yes, it's a Darlot and probably a good lens, but c'mon! Who would pay that kind of money and why? This is insane!

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    wow! that is alot
    "Why thats one of those old black and white cameras aint it?"

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    When you have an itch you have to scratch it, last month I watched a $50 typewriter hit $700.

    $700 typewriter

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    There are still plenty of deals to be had however. It's just a matter of finding them and finding what other people have not found or don't understand. I just got a Rodenstock Imagon for $80 the other day and I'm shooting with it already, laughing every time I hit the shutter...
    * Just because your eyes are closed, doesn't mean the lights in the darkroom are off. *
    * When the film you put in the camera is worth more than the camera you put the film in... *
    * When I started using 8x10, it amazed me how many shots were close to the car. *

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    I watched that one aghast too. At the same time, several real camera petzvals, of longer focal length, were barely selling for a couple hundred. Hype sells.

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    I have that same lens!!! I paid just over $200 for mine and it's in better shape!!!.... So it seems like an investment! At any rate, this seller has not stated it's a lantern lens and states it's a camera lens and talks a good talk and is good at name dropping and knows how to pitch it right.... Kind of like the 'other' well known story teller on E'Bay Cameo-Need-Ham, or whatever there name is this week. The interesting this is it has it's collar flange/ring.... But over $800 is smoking crack for something like this.
    Please check out my website www.amoxomphotography.com and APUG Portfolio .....



 

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