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by ph.
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Westlicht auctions
Replies: 2
Views: 15401

Re: Westlicht auctions

The manual is vVERY much rarer, bit, yes, evidently the value seems to be the same.

p.
by ph.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount
Replies: 17
Views: 24921

Re: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount

necessary? Well, Leica , Contax and Nikon could do with BIogon-type symmetrical wides, but Exakta, the new Contax slr, Practica and Asahis could certainly need wide angles, so the innovation by Pierre Angenieux was absolutely in time to meet demand.

p.
by ph.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount
Replies: 17
Views: 24921

Re: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount

leica had summarons and Oude Delft made a 38mm for Alpa, but both relied on a relatively short distance between the rear eement and the fikm plane The introdustion of the opposite of what makes a log forcus legth a shortertele lens, a negative, concave element , not at the back but in fromnt of the ...
by ph.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount
Replies: 17
Views: 24921

Re: Angenieux Retrofocus R1 F.35/1:2,5 Leica m mount

The most recent westlicht (leica) auction had a pristine Angenieux R1 with the correct front lid that went for 900Euros.not very informative text in the catalogue, but the R1 was the worlds very first large production retrofocus lens (i.e. with a long enough distance from the rear lens to clear a SL...
by ph.
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Westlicht auctions
Replies: 2
Views: 15401

Westlicht auctions

We just had an Alpa Kinoptic 159 sold at the Westlicht auction house. The manual kind, not the auto version that you have on your list, If you need a photo of it, I can provide it.

yours
ph
by ph.
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Pignons did not produce lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 17966

Pignons did not produce lenses

I happened to search for Agfa Solinar and found Alpa under lens producers. They never mada any, but at various times bought in from Angenieux, Asahi, Berthiot, Cosina, Delft, Enna, Kern, Kilfitt, Kinoptik ....and so on. Early ones might have names such as "Algular" , some late ones made by...
by ph.
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: New feature
Replies: 2
Views: 21965

Re: New feature

Excellent Canon example. Ebay weighting seems a goood way of smoothing data so that longer term trends become visible. Self reported private sales might also possibly be recorded if the sums are accurate. But there are difficulties when -as often is the case between collectors, two-way transactions ...
by ph.
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: average price of transactions.
Replies: 4
Views: 21515

Re: average price of transactions.

Solid reasoning. So it is Ebay, who do not bother much about standards who needs to reform first. However, the Ebay auctions linked to some of your lens lists might perhaps as an experiment have their final prices averaged? (A bit harsh on customers, however to ban them for listing Lieca Elmer and Z...
by ph.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: average price of transactions.
Replies: 4
Views: 21515

average price of transactions.

You cooperate with Ebay in showing fairly precise links to current auctions. Ebay might not agree, but it would be in the interest of both sites if you were to automatically extract running averages of finished transaction prices. In that way your auction-price scales would be supplemented by curren...
by ph.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Appraisal and identification questions
Topic: question
Replies: 3
Views: 3943

Re: question

There is specialized literature "Leica fakes", and probably also collectores of fakes. If the fake is well made and especially if it has documentation of fooling someone to pay a lot, it will be worth more than a standard Zorki. And of course, if one wishes to actually use it, I would expe...

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