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Thread: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    So Brad, does this mean your system change is to Contax 645?

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    Yup. I have really been enjoying the Zeiss/Phase combo ever since returning to the Phase P45+. My images have a different feel, which I do happen to like. With an autofocusing fast tele lens coming available, and me just starting to build a Phamiya system, I thought I should just go with the whole Contax lineup, and get native support for my lenses. (Stop-down metering isn't that much fun--I was using Hassy CFE and FE glass and manual focus Mamiya glass on the 645AF/AFDIII.

    I'd ruled Contax out long ago when I couldn't find any Tele-Apotessars. This one turning up now was exceptionally good timing!

    -Brad

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    Good to know you decided on Contax after going through some other systems. It was my choice in the first place.

    I saw that 350 Tele on KEH myself and was temped for sure.

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    Haha-Maybe I should have just handed all the money I've spent switching systems over to you in the first place!

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    Wayne,

    Thank you again for your tip. The 350 arrived today in absolutely pristine condition. I've popped a nice B+W filter on the front and an Arca-swiss plate on the bottom, and am ready to go...

    ...Unfortunately the Contax camera has not yet arrived, so I can only sit here and pet it.

    Beautiful build quality, and not as large & bulky as I'd expected. My Canon 300/2.8 was more unwieldly than this lens. It's "dense", but it's all good!

    I'll post some pics at the earliest opportunity.

    Thanks again, and best regards,
    -Brad

    P.S. Does anyone know if Contax made a hood for the 350/4?

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    Re: MF DBs: A new low in values? Market implications?

    Leaf Valeo 22wi went for $3K recently, I expected it to jump up at the end of the auction but it never did.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120385032552

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