Canon's rotten wide angles drive old primes to stratospheric priceheights

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    RichA, Jul 6, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Anybody can ASK for any price, moron.
     
    Ray Fischer, Jul 6, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    When I was a child I had two kittens for sale for $1000 each.
    I traded them fror a $2000 puppy.

     
    Frank Arthur, Jul 6, 2008
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    dwight Guest

    dwight, Jul 6, 2008
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  5. Excellent deal, Sir! :)

    What's that saying about reality is not all it's cracked up to be?
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 6, 2008
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  6. Heck, I'd even let my Agfa CL30 go for $1599.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Jul 6, 2008
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  7. He is probably the seller ramping the price...
     
    R. Mark Clayton, Jul 7, 2008
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  8. RichA

    RichA Guest

    To save a Canonite from s--- lens Hell? You BET they ask for a hefty
    price!
     
    RichA, Jul 7, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    I'm asking $100,000 for my camera.

    There: My camera is better than ANYTHING that you own, idiot.
     
    Ray Fischer, Jul 7, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Jul 7, 2008
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    -hh Guest

    For a mere $1499, I have a real collector's item: a professionally
    flooded Nikon Nikonos V. Includes the synch cord that did it in.


    -hh
     
    -hh, Jul 7, 2008
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    TRoss Guest


    The same could be said for the $1599 asking price for a OM 21mm f/2.0.
    Two of the three ebay listings are from the same person. And that
    person is asking $99 for a case for a 35mm Shift Lens. That's a C-note
    for a lens CASE.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/OLYMPUS-CASE-FO...15239QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    Someone else is offering the Oly 21mm f/2.0 for $799.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Olympus-21mm-F2...oryZ3344QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I think the word you're looking for is "hyperbole."
    20 hits after you eliminate the duplicate listings. And it doesn't
    mean that Canon shooters prefer old Zuiko glass to new Canon glass. It
    also doesn't mean former OM shooters abandoned Olympus for Canon.
    Correlation does not imply causation.

    The 11 listings for Nikon to Olympus 4/3 Adapters doens't mean that
    Olympus DSLR shooters are shunning Oly glass or prefer Nikon lenses.
    And the lack of listings for OM-to-Nikon adapters does not mean Nikon
    shooters don't like OM lenses.

    Again, correlation does not imply causation.

    TR
     
    TRoss, Jul 7, 2008
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  13. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Film is dead...
     
    RichA, Jul 7, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    Observation proves correlation. Peruse the groups where the FF Canon
    users who want the best images congregate.
    Look for the names, Olympus OM, Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, etc. They don't
    have some mindless fealty to any system, they just want good images.
     
    RichA, Jul 7, 2008
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    -hh Guest

    Which is precisely why this classic example is now "asking" a
    stratospheric price. :)



    -hh
     
    -hh, Jul 8, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    And I might win the lottery.

    You're now reduced to pretending "what if" claims are reality. That's
    the game of somebody who is desperate.
     
    Ray Fischer, Jul 8, 2008
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