How crazy is this?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by z-one-b, Feb 26, 2004.

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    z-one-b Guest

    No one currently seems to have a canon 50mm f1.8 lens in stock. Back-order
    everywhere! B and H, Adorama, KEH and pretty much all local dealers don't
    have any. Seems no one is buying them anymore...
    So until then, I'll be without my 50mm, since I have loaned it to my brother
    who's taking a photography course...
     
    z-one-b, Feb 26, 2004
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    dslr Guest

    Could be the other way around - lots of people have bought them and
    exhausted the supplies.
    After all, it is the "thrifty fifty" ;-)
     
    dslr, Feb 26, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Are you looking for a 50 FD ?
     
    Mike, Feb 26, 2004
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    z-one-b Guest

    After all, it is the "thrifty fifty" ;-)

    Could be! Great lens...it's just too bad that they seem hard to get - you'd
    think it'd be the contrary!
    I just checked B and H and they *just* got some...called right away. The
    operator said that they go real quick...
     
    z-one-b, Feb 26, 2004
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    z-one-b Guest

    Are you looking for a 50 FD ?
    EOS - sorry I should have specified.
    I don't think I'd have a problem finding a 50mm FD - those things are
    everywhere!!!
     
    z-one-b, Feb 26, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    No my fault ....I have an extra one, FD that is.
     
    Mike, Feb 26, 2004
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  7. Pretty insane! Next time you'll know to lend your brother the money
    to buy one, and hang onto the lens itself...

    ;-)


    - Al.
     
    Al Denelsbeck, Feb 26, 2004
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    Ed E. Guest

    I'll sell you mine for $110 if you're in the states. ;)
     
    Ed E., Feb 26, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    I've been waiting for an EW-60C hood for my dReb kit lens for 3 months.
    Everywhere I call says they're back ordered. I think Canon's production
    capability is a bit overwhelmed by the success of both digital bodies and EF
    lenses.
     
    PhotoMan, Feb 26, 2004
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    z-one-b Guest

    I'll sell you mine for $110 if you're in the states. ;)
    Sounds like a deal!
    Also, if you have any airports or bridges for sale, let me know, as I'm
    looking to add to my collection ; )
     
    z-one-b, Feb 26, 2004
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    Ed E. Guest

    I'll sell you mine for $110 if you're in the states. ;)
    Maybe one "slightly used" fighter jet, but that's about all. Doing a quick
    check on ebay, those lenses are now selling for close to $100 plus shipping,
    likely due to the shortage. I wish I had gotten one with a metal base,
    though. I don't like the feel of the plastic mount.
     
    Ed E., Feb 26, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I've got one with the metal mount -- big deal department. I bought it
    because it was considerably cheaper used than the plastic mount was new. And
    that is about the only reason to buy one.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Feb 26, 2004
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    k Guest

    mine broke, i only have manual focus.
    cant seem to find one either
    i guess all the digital people are eating it up.

    k.,
     
    k, Feb 27, 2004
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    S Lee Guest

    z-one-b choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to spell
    out:
    Tangential pondering: Wonder just how many of some of these lenses
    are picked up as a result of newsgroup/forum talk? As one example, how the
    DPReview forums seem to eventually drive everyone to buy a 135 f/2 and/or
    the 100-400 IS or 400 f/5.6...
     
    S Lee, Feb 27, 2004
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    Guest Guest


    These folks _may_ have one in stock. If not, they could probably get you
    one in 10 days or so.

    http://www.wolfes.com/shop/lenses.html
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens $109.99 online. Call 1-800-359-6533 to order
    by phone. Located in Kansas.





    mailto: clix.at.xeropixdotcom
     
    Guest, Feb 28, 2004
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