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    FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Hi everyone, I had the good luck of purchasing this fantastic and RARE lens from a fellow GetDPI, boxed, basically mint. While I love the lens for its wonderful rendering (it's possibly the best portrait lens that I have ever used, seriously), I need to free up funds for a bed (LOL...a nice bed)....having the APO-90 cron in my stable, it's hard to justify owning both this lens and that one.

    So up for sale (CONUS only) is my Zeiss ZM- 85 mm f/2 Sonnar in Leica M mount. This lens was produced for 2 years, and production was halted in 2009, due to difficulty procuring materials. There are some whispers that Zeiss may start making these again, but it's not a certainty, and depends much on demand.

    So, one of the best, and rarest portrait lenses ever has come available. I searched long and hard for this one....it's a rare beast....and it's for sale, along with original box, front and rear caps, and packaging, plus a UV haze filter from B+W. It is basically mint, but let's call it mint-minus to be safe. CONUS sale only. I only take bank/cashier's checks (or a personal check that must first clear). No Paypal, sorry.

    My asking price is: $3300 shipped.

    Pics to come if there's interest....


    Pics from this lens, are here for viewing:
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Saturday Bump....
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Easter egg bump....

    One more bump, and I'll probably just take it off the market. It's a brilliant lens, and I'd be happy to hold on to it for some more time....
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Bump back toi the top, a week later.

    New price $3250 shipped.
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Tempting. I am looking for one now but in a more used condition to reflect a lower price. It's too bad uncle sam took a chunk this past week or I would have jumped on it

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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Bump back to the top from 3 weeks back. With the new Leica announcements, this lens would be fantastic on a B&W (or color) sensor....

    Price updated to $3200 shipped...CONUS. Bank checks only (no Paypal)


    Okay, here are some pics of the lens, box, etc...



















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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Final price reduction before it goes off the market for a while: $3150 shipped within the CONUS.
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    A bit of a shocked bump that this hasn't sold...oh well, it's still up for sale ....


    until I decide to keep it for portraiture on the M9M LOL...
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    Re: FS (feeler)- Zeiss ZM 85 mm f/2 Sonnar

    Gone, baby gone. It's been sold...
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