Yes I have definitely noticed the KEH prices on C/Y going haywire about a year or so ago.
I managed to get my 50 1.4 for around 225.00 (which wasn't the greatest deal considering) then shortly after they climbed to at least 300usd for bgn.
I even made a post about it back then I think.
If I didn't have 2 135 fl lenses already the 135 2.8 C/Y is one of the only ones under 2 bills haha.
I really appreciate the tests and both of those Kodak films are at the top of my user list.
I visit your flickr & blog fairly regularly so I know that even test shots will be useful.
Thanks again Rich.
Again thank you so much for these.
Does the 'ninja star" highlight rendering only show up around f/2? There is a lot of discussion on the net on the effect this has on bokeh even where there re no specular highlights in a scene.
I'm thought the 135 f/2 had this also but I need to look into it more. I'm not sure I dig that look but it's supposed to be one of the reasons the lens renders so nicely. Doubt it would be an issue if it does become offensive to me as I could avoid that aperture in those situations.
Gosh I will miss neopan 400 when it finally is kaput.
I too had the 85 1.4 and had nothing but amazing results from it wide open and otherwise. I have some of my Cambodia stuff posted on my website that was shot with it - take a look at the Angkor Wat gallery in the Travel section, particularly images 1,2 and 3 -