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Archive 2012 · Acquiring the dream... and then selling it for a profit?
  
 
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p.3 #1 · Acquiring the dream... and then selling it for a profit?


Ah, I forgot: the Nikkor also had slightly more blurry wide open boke.


Dec 03, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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I'm waiting for any offer - I'll sell anything at this point. I'd rather spend gear money on a vacation.


Dec 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM
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ken.vs.ryu wrote:
I'm waiting for any offer - I'll sell anything at this point. I'd rather spend gear money on a vacation.


i have no vacation, got anything exciting?



Dec 03, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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sebboh wrote:
oh sh**! i gotta start going estate sales.


Yes, you do. I bought the lens in Palo Alto.

sebboh wrote:
if it was the lens i used most i'd keep it, otherwise i'd probably sell and buy the cheaper alternative (280/2.8 APO + teleconverter?).


I was happy with the 280 and 1.4x as a 400, but I'd much rather have a 400 that can be an 800 with a 2x. I just need it to be one that I'll wade out into the surf with or strap onto a snowmobile without having a panic attack. I'm thinking the AIS 400/2.8 ED will fit the bill. Not quite the dream lens, but certainly good enough.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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PeaktoPeek wrote:
If it was keeping you from using it then it wasn't worth it -- better to have sold it. Its like Camron's Dad (in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) with his Ferrari. At one point I had gathered quite a collection of dream lenses, but it got to the point where i couldn't figure out which ones to take with me. It was at that point I decided to forget about the dream lenses and focus on what I could carry and still get the shots I wanted. The only one I really miss is the Rokkor 58/1.2....


Yeah, I was starting to Gollum out. "Hands off the precious! Don't breathe on the precious!"

I'm just getting acquainted with the 58/1.2. I can understand why you miss it.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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Jman13 wrote:
So, did you take any pictures of and with it before selling? Share?


Both, actually. Insurance pictures of and I did take it out the day I was shuttling the eventual buyer around my state, so I've got some elk shots I can share. Unfortunately, they are at home and I am not. I'll try to remember to post some when I get back on Thursday.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM
 

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ISO1600 wrote:
If it was a lens/item that i bought from a stranger/non-friend, i would have no reservations in selling it for profit. If i bought it for a deal from a buddy, then i would feel bad about it.


Most of my buddy deals are made with the provision that I'll offer it to them first at the same price I paid, so, thankfully, this was not a buddy deal.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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RustyBug wrote:
BTW ... congrats on the "cha-ching". What's next?


Thanks, Kent. After the replenishment of the savings account with considerable interest, it'll be the aforementioned Nikon and Leitax adapter and, most likely, an a99.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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With the cash from the sale, now you can afford a Leica APO 2x focus module for your new lens...

oops! Nevermind!



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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lou f wrote:
Sony a900, NEX-7

Leica-M 24/2.8, 35/1.4, 50/2, 75/2.5, 90/2

Leica-R 24/2.8, 28/2.8, 35/1.4, 35-70/4,
60/2.8 Macro, 90/2, 100/2.8 Macro,
180/2.8, 180/3.4, 1.4x and 2x APO

Minolta Rokkor 17/4, 58/1.2

Zeiss Jena Biotar 58/2

i'll take it were not talking about the nex 7 then...


It would've been funnier if it had been the Biotar.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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mpmendenhall wrote:
With the cash from the sale, now you can afford a Leica APO 2x focus module for your new lens...

oops! Nevermind!


I'm actually thinking about letting the APO TCs go to in favor of Minolta's. They're great, but switching lens mounts between Alpha and R isn't convenient, and I don't think anyone's going to come up with a magical solution to resolve that.



Dec 04, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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freaklikeme wrote:
I'm actually thinking about letting the APO TCs go to in favor of Minolta's. They're great, but switching lens mounts between Alpha and R isn't convenient, and I don't think anyone's going to come up with a magical solution to resolve that.


Well not the Alpha cameras, but there will be the new Leica M.

I am debating that major investment myself.

Rich



Dec 04, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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