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'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
    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

  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
    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, Feb 27, 2004
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    S Lee Guest

    z-one-b choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to spell
    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.
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens $109.99 online. Call 1-800-359-6533 to order
    by phone. Located in Kansas.

    Guest, Feb 28, 2004
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