View Full Version : HU 135/4.5 Hektor on Ebay

02-01-2006, 19:04
I don't see any reason for the lack of bids, perhaps someone else does? I'd be tempted but I won a uncoated Elmar earlier today.


No connection to the seller, etc.


02-01-2006, 19:36
Well, bidder has low feedback, and a negative + a $20 "standard" shipping charge. I took both into consideration, with a low bid. I don't think the lens is particularly well thought of, and it is described as having marks on the glass. All in all, not a tempting auction. I don't have a 135 Leica, although I do have good 135 glass from Canon, etc.
Don't expect to win, but you never know with eBoy-o-boy.


02-01-2006, 19:40
Ah, I didn't notice the shipping. That would have stopped me.

Good luck!


02-01-2006, 19:52
Well, I just factor it in on the bid. It is a really stupid stunt to quote such a high price for shipping a lens, IMHO. Most bidders are turned off, as I was, also. It just gets reflected in a poor return, and not much action. With priority mail at $4.05, basic, it couldn't cost much over $7.00 tops to ship.


Stephanie Brim
02-01-2006, 19:55
Remember insurance, though...that can be high depending on how much the thing is worth. I don't see it above $9, though, even with a decently high amount of insurance on it.

02-01-2006, 20:04
The 135mm f/4.5 Hektor is a VERY much underrated lens..... far better than many seem to think it is. I have owned two coated ones (a black model and a chrome model) for awhile and today I got an uncoated one. Obviously I think they're worth having.


Nick R.
02-01-2006, 20:19
Just developed and scanned my first shots from a 135/4 M Hektor tonight. Actually, it's quite a nifty lens. Here's a sample: (unmanipulated except for sizing)

02-01-2006, 20:50
Nick, it looks really nice ... sharp and good OOF.


02-01-2006, 20:51
Nick, that's a nice example of what a Hektor can do. I like the OOF areas and it also shows good sharpness and contrast.


02-01-2006, 21:54
SSSHHHHHH..... that's no way to talk about something not yet sold. Remember what happened to the P's when everybody started talking. I was starting to think I might like owning this one.


02-01-2006, 22:41
Well, I don't want to hijack this thread but there is no need for the bay. Soon I will have two 135's as well as two brightine finders. I want to sell one of each: a very good and clean Hektor and an amazing clean Leitz brightline finder in box.
Alas only a rear cap on this lens.
I am thinking of US$ 80 for each. Is that OK?

Otherwise make me an offer.


02-02-2006, 03:35
No oner will be dissapointed with a clean 135MM Hektor.Leitz/Leica made a great many of them which, I suspect, is the reason they do not bring a high price on E***. I use the 125MM hektor to take pictures of flowers as well as some portraits. The results are as good as I could ever want.
If you like the focal length, invest in one. They are the true Leica Bargain.

02-02-2006, 12:14
the listing says that it doesn't come with a front lens cap, yet the picture shows one.

stock photo? that always makes me nervous.