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    Value of MF gear

    I have owned by Hasselblad system for a number of years, so I really haven't been keeping up with what's going on in the used market.

    I recently put up an ad here at APUG for a 500c/m body and found there was no interest. At the same time I began watching the sales over at ebay and was shocked to see these bodies being sold for 80 to 100 dollars.

    Has our gear devalued to near zero?

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    Don't know but some things seem more expensive to me.

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    Yup, there's a real glut of MF out there, unless you've got some particularly high-end Zeiss glass, like long teles and such.
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    If you're trying to sell equipment, it sucks for you. But if you're like me and buy stuff, life is good.


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    I've seen plenty of 500 c/m bodies plus WLF, one A12 back, and an 80/2.8 CT* go for around $500. That seems to be a pretty typical package and price.
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    The c/m was made from 1970 to 1994.

    How old is yours?

    How much did you pay for the camera?

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    There seems to be a glut of MF gear on the market that no one appears to be interested in. I also have a 500C/M and several lenses that I can't imagine I'd ever sell. There's nothing wrong with MF and...Zeiss glass! Need I say more! Why everyone started dumping good gear, like Hasselblad or Pentax 67 or...pick your marquee, for prosumer level digital cameras is beyond me.

    I say...anyone interested in MF should start buying! It's probably as cheap as it's gonna get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan9940 View Post
    There seems to be a glut of MF gear on the market that no one appears to be interested in. I also have a 500C/M and several lenses that I can't imagine I'd ever sell. There's nothing wrong with MF and...Zeiss glass! Need I say more! Why everyone started dumping good gear, like Hasselblad or Pentax 67 or...pick your marquee, for prosumer level digital cameras is beyond me.

    I say...anyone interested in MF should start buying! It's probably as cheap as it's gonna get!
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    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...

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    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.

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