Just a story:
A student of mine went to a music festival, and there he ran into another (pro) photographer.
They started to talk, as my student only was carrying his Diana camera,....
The por told my student that he also had one of those - in fact he was persuaded to buy one years ago by a "photographer called Emil Schildt"....
In fact - even though he was a photojournalist, he had brought his Diana camera to war zones (Afganistan/Iraq) - also by suggestion of the beforementioned photographer...
Then he told my student, that back in the time, he - again by suggestion, bla bla..- was convinced to use Topcon equipment.
He now was totally digital (except the Diana), and he wanted to give away his Topcon equipment.
So he chose my student - right there..
He sounded like he wanted to be present when my student showed the stuff to me..
because, as he said: "Emil is going to be slight frustrated, as I have a lens in there, that he doesnt have (or had)...."
The set contained a Topcon RE Super camera.
28mm - 35mm - 58(F 1.4) - 135mm and 200mm
AND.... the elusive 85mm F1.8 !!!!!
No - I don't have it - I have only seen one before in my life, and I have been wanting it for more than 20 years...
I watched a "bay auction about this lens.
It went for 800$
So why wasn't it me that knew that Emil Schildt?
Or why didn't I go to that festival?
Now I am just trying to be really happy for my student!
What a gift!
NICE to see nice people doing nice things!