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Oh, come on, I know one of you will BIN...
Lots of money for a "decent" lens, especially one with cleaning marks.
But then again, I'm approaching it from the perspective of a "user," not a collector.
I agree with you. It just made me blink when I saw it. But then, Mr. Gandy says only 10 of them are know to exist so I suppose that makes it rather cheap to a real collector.
I'd still rather find a beat up but optically good collapsible Tessar 3.5 to use as my normal.
I read 250 of the 4.25 and 400 of the 4cm version (nearly identical lens) and relatively poor image quality compared with the excellent Sonnar, Tessar, Biogon, etc. -- didn't interest me, especially at that price!
Interesting to see how much the design of the lens barrel looks like the barrels of the CV wide angle lenses.
The Sonnar F1.5 is the lens to own, followed by the F2 Sonnar. I had a Tessar 5cm F3.5 very briefly, it went for more than $225 to a lens collector in Japan.. The Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 5cm f1.5 goes for less than that.
I do want to eventually get the 1.5 Sonnar. But I have this "thing" for the look from Tessar lenses, so that's why I want one. Missed a $100 BIN tonight by a matter of minutes, too. Not that I could afford it after blowing my budget on the "stuck mirror" but still... :D
It has to be a factor of 100 cheaper for me to even consider it. I guess that's why i will never become a camera collector:D
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