How celebs ruin camera pricing for us
Old 06-04-2017   #1
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How celebs ruin camera pricing for us

Another reason why Contaxes keep getting more and more expensive..

Camera revealed at 1:25..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PRFAh602kU
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Old 06-04-2017   #2
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Well....not like I wanted one of those anyway....

Maybe stocking second hand camera dealers getting their toes dipped in product placement?
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Old 06-04-2017   #3
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it's good I bought mine T2 years ago, before all the hype... But it felt like very expensive even back in time - I paid 200$...
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Old 06-04-2017   #4
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Another reason why Contaxes keep getting more and more expensive..

Camera revealed at 1:25..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PRFAh602kU
I was a little perturbed, but happily, (for me at least) it's not a Contax she's using, it's a CONTAX.
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Old 06-05-2017   #5
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Sorry, what camera ... all I could see was her legs!

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Sell you my Yashica AW-Mini. Real cheap. Pretty close to a CONTAX. Tessar lens and all. 150 bucks!
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Keep selling film, Ms! Thank you!
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So I can blame her for giving up on the T2 and recently opting for the Konica Big Mini? I already feel better.

(I keed, I keed.)
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Old 06-05-2017   #9
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I'm not sure why anybody would pay some kind of premium to be associated with a person named after an oil company..
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Well she "just got it". Must had paid a grand for a grey one...which means she's also a victim of the celebrity hype.

For what I've learnt the T2 price hike should be attributed to Kiko Mizuhara, a Japanese model and fashion icon.
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Old 06-05-2017   #11
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Well she "just got it". Which means she's also a victim of the celebrity hype.

For what I've learnt the T2 price hike should be attributed to Kiko Mizuhara, a Japanese model and fashion icon.
And a K-pop star.
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How many potatoes should a used, clean T2 optimally cost if a total governent control communist revolution happened? Asking for a friend..
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How many potatoes should a used, clean T2 optimally cost if a total governent control communist revolution happened? Asking for a friend..
In the communist society everything is supposed to be free (I was taught so in the communist school). You give your best when it comes to work you do and you can choose "according to your needs" (it assumes your needs are reasonable, not "decadent" - that's how the communist society works).

P.S. I am afraid T2 would surely qualify for decadent and unreasonable choice. You will be given free FED instead.
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How many potatoes should a used, clean T2 optimally cost if a total governent control communist revolution happened? Asking for a friend..
If it's the first batch of late spring fresh potatoes from Sweden, 2 kilos I think.
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it's good I bought mine T2 years ago, before all the hype... But it felt like very expensive even back in time - I paid 200$...
I bought my first one for full price in the 90s. IT was truly expensive then. Then two $200 repairs later, it really became expensive.
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Old 06-05-2017   #16
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Aziz Ansari is using what I think is a T3 in the new season of Master of None. Very sweet and funny show, by the way. Also: I flew on the same plane as him once and he came back into coach and chatted with fans. I liked him.

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I bought my first one for full price in the 90s. IT was truly expensive then. Then two $200 repairs later, it really became expensive.
Oh wow! Can you recall what the retail was then?
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Aziz Ansari is using what I think is a T3 in the new season of Master of None. Very sweet and funny show, by the way. Also: I flew on the same plane as him once and he came back into coach and chatted with fans. I liked him.
I saw that too! My wife thought I was crazy for replaying the scene just to confirm the camera model. Excellent show!
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Oh wow! Can you recall what the retail was then?
I think it was $700. The Leica Minilux was around the same. The Nikons (28 and 35ti) were around $1000 if I remember correctly. The Konica Hexar AF was $500 or so at release date which seemed like a great price. The 1/250th highest shutter speed turned people off though. I wasn't aware of the Ricoh GR series in the 90s (I learned about them later).
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dinged and scratched up...gotta hand it to her for either getting a user or putting it to good use.
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I was in a sports store looking at baseball caps a couple months ago.

I had my M5 around my shoulder and the manager behind the counter noticed it and asked about it. I told him what it was and he explained that he was looking at Contax T2's and other Contax point and shoots online as well as other Leicas. He thought that the Leica stuff was super expensive but still was back and forth on whether to spend 600-800 on a point and shoot.

Not sure what the hype was. Either way I told him he should look at the Contax G series if he wants full auto or Minolta CLE if he wants to start into the world of M glass.

A clean G1 with lens can be had for less than a T2 and arguably produce better pictures. CLE with voigtlander lens can be had for not much more than a T2 with the capability of putting some really good glass on in the future.
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I sold my perfect Contax T3 a few years ago for very little money before I rediscovered film..
But I really don't like AF cameras that you have no idea what really is in focus (as everything in the vf image is always in focus) so...
I guess I'm trying to make myself feel better about that jacka$$ decision!
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Old 06-05-2017   #23
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I'm a big fan of the current wave of interest in film compacts.

After selling a T3, a T2, Leica Mini Zoom, Yashica t3 and 4 and a handful of others, I bought a Canon 6d, 7D, Ricoh GRII and the wide conversion lens.

Mostly back ups for my front line digital gear, but I'm very happy with the trade.
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She's been using a Pentax K1000 for a couple of years.
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She's been using a Pentax K1000 for a couple of years.
You have to respect that...
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Wait till these youngsters make the Zorki 4K really trendy.
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One thing about fads, they rarely last long so if you have one of these cameras you had better get it up for sale quickly or you will miss the boat.

I also heard that she is actually a film fan having used a K1000 and a couple of different point and shoots.
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I also heard that she is actually a film fan having used a K1000 and a couple of different point and shoots.
Serious props to her for that.

And ya know, all griping aside, a celeb pushing film photography really is a good thing. It's one thing when old farts like us do it, but when someone young and famous is out there, it can only help. Fad or no fad.
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A contax, k1000 and a hasselblad

Then frank ocean shows up with a Contax T3 at the met gala

http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/frank...ner-asap-rocky
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At least she lowered the centerline of the lens to the center of his face for the sitting portrait shot. If she'd just angled it down, amateur. I don't care what they all buy, but her photos might be interesting. Are the Fallon shots she took posted anywhere?
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A clean G1 with lens can be had for less than a T2 and arguably produce better pictures.
Agreed. Buy now! I seem to recall a photo of Sharon Stone or a different celeb holding a G1 back in the 90's.

I don't care much for her, but give her a break...

Not a shelf queen camera
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No chimping allowed

I'd say that's an improvement for the snapchat generation. If they all want to get contax film cameras and raise prices, fine with me. Perhaps I can sell that old ST for a few grand in a couple of years.
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doesn't need to be a celeb to jack prices up.

youtube reviewers, ken, and others do the job just as well.

my own review of the Ricoh R1 did this (as the price raised threefold since i wrote about it) so needless to say even though I used a lot of cameras back then (for dirt cheap) i wont be writing any more reviews in the future for any of them (and there are some comparisons i been itching to do too)
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This makes me happy to be a digital camera user...
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Wait till these youngsters make the Zorki 4K really trendy.
Z-4K has been trendy for some years in my observation.

I'm glad no one hypes Zorki-6, which is a real gem.
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Agreed. Buy now! I seem to recall a photo of Sharon Stone or a different celeb holding a G1 back in the 90's.

I don't care much for her, but give her a break...

Not a shelf queen camera
Uses film
No chimping allowed

I'd say that's an improvement for the snapchat generation. If they all want to get contax film cameras and raise prices, fine with me. Perhaps I can sell that old ST for a few grand in a couple of years.
The problem was never the bodies, it's the glass that's costly.
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Sorry, what camera ... all I could see was her legs!

Yeah, me too.
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This makes me happy to be a digital camera user...
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I agree.

This is terrible.

It should be stopped.

Immediately.

We just cannot have all these popular celebrities buying and using film cameras right out in front of everybody.

People might start buying film again.

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I agree.

This is terrible.

It should be stopped.

Immediately.

We just cannot have all these popular celebrities buying and using film cameras right out in front of everybody.

People might start buying film again.


I was thinking about buying silver futures........where did the Bunker and Herbert go wrong.........

https://priceonomics.com/how-the-hun...silver-market/

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