Well said and very informative, Dan. I didn't know (if true) that the T's are that much less durable than the 'Letter models'.

Quote Originally Posted by luvcameras View Post
I also think there is a certain "mystique" to the "T" that make ebay buyers place such a premium on them." Dan
To me personally there has always been something extra attractive indeed about the simplicity and powerfulness of the T-designation. No fuzzy naming like 2,8E model something, but simply "T". Add to that the aura of the Tessar name and you have a powerful little marketing machine. No wonder that the prices are somewhat inflated.

That said, the 3,5F and 2,8C/E/F also seem to be fetching more and more (exceeding general inflation), sometimes into the seemingly ridiculous. ('seemingly', because eventually there is only one value, which is the market value.)