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FWI: Just saw a great price for a 17-35

 
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doctorb



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject: FWI: Just saw a great price for a 17-35 Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/Contax-17-35mm-2-8-Vario-Sonnar-N-Lens-Zeiss-17-35_W0QQitemZ310121643191QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamera_Lenses?hash=item310121643191&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

I don't know anything about that particular lens. The Heliopan Polarizer filter that comes with it sells for $300 by itself. Could be a good buy for someone.
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mwtphoto



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the cheapest i have seen that lens sell for. it is sold now. someone got a steal of a deal.
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hystavito



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I don't think it's much of a shocker now. Have a look on eBay at any of the N mount lenses, the prices are in the gutter.

Not sure if it's the economy in general or maybe something in the industry, a new product, whatever, has lessened the appeal?
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doctorb



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some, it may be an issue that Zeiss is coming out with several EOS mount lenses ("ZE" designation). However, they will not have AF. So there may be a marginal gain based on the MTF charts, but I doubt there will be enough improvment in IQ (if any) over the Contax Ns to justify both giving up AF and paying a little more up front.

The drop in N prices is a good deal for us. Check this out for yet another bargain: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=250336850261

Dr. B.
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