I guess what is cheap is very much a matter of opinion. My idea of cheap is to buy goods in like new condition for 60% or less than new equipment wpuld cost from B&H. I must say that I have NOT been following Proxars that closely and I may be full of crap. I am not a Hasselblad owner at this time. I have however bought a fair amount of Zeiss and Contax equipment from ebay during the past couple of years and I have been easily able to meet the guidelines posted above as to being "inexpensive".