With these prices I brought my Hasselblad equipment and now I owe enough to buy a house! :o
Originally Posted by panastasia
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Value of MF gear
Well,I guess the thing to do is just hang on to it, use it, and not worry about it.
I recently picked up a 500 cx body, which left me with 3 bodies. I'm not sure if I will ever have a need for three of them, but maybe something will change to make them more value later on.... like affordable Digi backs...
Just wait for the selling volume to dry up. The KEH catalog came this week. The price for Pentax 645 and Bronica ETR bodies are up. At least they're higher then I paid last year. OTOH common stuff like 75mm lenses have dropped yet again. Soon they'll have to pay you to take them.
Fer years I looked at MF SLRs, with no hope of being able to afford anything reasonable. This year, two rb67 bodies (1 ProS, 1 Professional, both in great shape), a 50mm, 65mm, 90mm, 127mm, 150mmSF, and a 180mm lens, all "C" except the 90. Two WLF, a prism finder, a chimney finder, two extenders (#1 and #2), 6 backs (2 6x7, 4 6x45) a couple of hand grips... I haven't broken a grand yet. I've had two bad experiences with crappy equipment ( a 65mm lens that had sand in it, a pro body that was crapped out), returned both.
I'm having a blast. Thank you D*g*t*l.
tim in san jose
Where ever you are, there you be.
I expect that the price of quality MF gear will start to rise again at some point in the near future. There is a finite number of those cameras around, and a lot more folks like us. Plus, if image quality if your main criteria good MF film, scanned, still equals or beats all but the best digital SLR. I calculated that the dollar factor is about 5:1 in favor of film.
Originally Posted by k_jupiter
Some MF equipment is still very expensive. Mamiya 7 bodies and lenses, for example, are still in high demand and not inexpensive at all. Pentax 67II bodies are also in pretty high demand, though good lenses are at bargain prices for this camera.
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