Thanks, Brian, in this case, I meant that the best available lens for the Rolleicord was the Xenar.
I was thinking of all of the various models with the first ones having a Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar and the final ones with an excellent coated Xenar.
Poor phrasing on my part.
Originally Posted by BrianShaw
I agree! It is easy to get caught up in a buying frenzy but one often doesn't really know what accessories he really needs and will use until after using a camera (or anything else) for a little while.
Originally Posted by dpt2014
The prudent person will wait to buy accessories so that he doesn't waste money on things he will never use.
... unless the person in question is a collector as well as a user. Many collectors are driven by a compulsion "to have all possible parts and accessories". To each his own.
My Rolleicord has a Xenar lens and my Rolleiflex has a Tessar. I think the Xenar has the edge but there isn't really much in it. And as I usually use them around f8 rather than wide open I doubt that there is any discernible difference.
Originally Posted by elekm
Oh, thanks for so many tips.
I understand, better to wait with some of the extras, but a hood and filters.
The Vb in the shop looks good, to me, it also feels good, but a bit price.....900 euro is a bit more than I had in mind.
Or, is that the range?
900 Euro is way too much for Vb.
I have paid 88 Euro for Va.
900 Euro should get you a Rolleiflex 2.8 C/D/E in good working order!
That's for one in mint fully working condition as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the UK.
Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera
A, 88 euro for a Vb????
Oh, got it. I have to wait and look some more then, thanks.
Maybe one will come up here for sale.;)
Any shop to recommend?
88 for Va ;-) but I was prepared to give 150 on that day.