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    Why so dang cheap?

    Hi APUGers,

    Here's a barganza alert on KEH. They have a 65mm Mamiya lens on Ebay for $239. It's not a current bid price, but a buy it now price.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mamiya-50mm-F4-5...34493661588706

    Why so cheap? Did they get a good deal on them? They're offering 9 of them at this price. They're brand new in the box. I'm tempted to get one. But leave one for me just in case I want one

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    They got a bunch of RZ and KL lenses they've been trying to get rid of for awhile.
    These are the last as most are gone.
    They also had some 645AF glass for cheap.

    That 50 is the older non M-LA (floating element) optical design but it's still good.
    I paid more for a used one about 3 years back.

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    Why complain!?

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    You're right!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    Why complain!?

    Jeff
    I think I tend to be suspicious when deals are too good.

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    I paid $110 for the model with the floating element on ebay about 2 years ago. Cosmeticly, it's kind of a beater, but it works flawlesly, and is a sharp as any of my "prettier" lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    I think I tend to be suspicious when deals are too good.
    You just hurt my feelings!

    Jeff

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    When you think about it cars are damn cheap now to... for what you can get.

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    A shop here in Tokyo is selling a new in the box 90mm for about the same price... Link although I suspect the 90mm is normally cheaper than the 65mm
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    Probably so

    Quote Originally Posted by revdocjim View Post
    A shop here in Tokyo is selling a new in the box 90mm for about the same price... Link although I suspect the 90mm is normally cheaper than the 65mm
    I think a 90mm is cheaper because it's the "normal" lens for the Mamiya so they make more of them. It's sad to see that these great cameras and lenses aren't as valued today. I bought my RZ over 25 years ago and it cost a fortune. The upside is that it's cheaper for folks like us that appreciate these cameras to buy them. I work at a university art department and some of the students are rediscovering film cameras. I see them shooting the Fuji 6x7 and Haselblads. There's still hope for analog photography!

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    It is an RZ lens. Can it work on the RB body? Or does it require the electronics to work properly?

    I've got an RB body. Sure would be nice to get it spiffy and working.
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