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    Check Those 1977 PopPhoto Ad MF Prices!

    Just be sure to adjust for inflation by multiplying it all by 3.61!

    http://webpages.charter.net/markf_48...Prices1977.pdf

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    That's awesome! Where did you find this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedancefloor View Post
    That's awesome! Where did you find this?
    They get posted occasionally on other photo sites as pdf files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Just be sure to adjust for inflation by multiplying it all by 3.61!
    That's why I didn't own any of that stuff in 1977. Divide my present salary by 10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    That's why I didn't own any of that stuff in 1977. Divide my present salary by 10!
    Scary isn't it? A 1977 month's rent wouldn't buy much--make that nothing off the list!

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    The "Turbo-drive processor" - aah - those were the days when turbo drives was all the rage...
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

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    wow that's a great find. I bought my Hasseblad 500cm for only $100 cheaper. (not including inflation)

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    Prices in Australia would have been at least 1.5x and the exchange rate in 1977 was about USD = 0.90AUD - back before the float and the days of the crawling peg.
    I rented a 2 bedroom flat with my brother in 1979 at $60 per week so these MF cameras would have been about 4 months rent for the basic kit. I bought my first used car in 1977 for $1,500 (1972 Mazda 808) and during the oil crisis of that time I recall petrol rationing meant at certain times the spending limit was $2 per car. Ain't inflation grand!

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    I was quite suprised that the Mamiya 645 eq was about the same price new as what I had in mine used. I also felt a little better that my Hassy stuff purchased used was picked up cheaper than new prices in '77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleeman View Post
    I was quite suprised that the Mamiya 645 eq was about the same price new as what I had in mine used. I also felt a little better that my Hassy stuff purchased used was picked up cheaper than new prices in '77.
    Just make sure to multiply those '77 prices by 3.61 for the 2010 adjusted levels.

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