OMG! Will the Legendary Noct break $4,000?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 2, 2007.

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    Joan Guest

    Joan, Mar 3, 2007
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    Savageduck Guest

    I choke, my wallet chokes, my D70 & D200 choke.
    Then with a smile I reflect those who might enter into this transaction
    must have a deep need nobody on this forum could satisfy!! ??
    Savageduck, Mar 3, 2007
  4. "Mint+"?! What the hell is mint+?
    Neil Harrington, Mar 3, 2007
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    Phil K Guest

    A little less nice than Mint+++++++++++++.
    Phil K, Mar 3, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Big deal. I got a Canon Fast 50mm f/1.8 and you can "Buy It Now" for
    $5K if it makes ya feel better.
    Annika1980, Mar 3, 2007
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    How can it be legendary when it is real and existing?
    Your sig. is still broken.
    Neil Ellwood, Mar 3, 2007
  8. Yes it is, and he will probably get his asking price even if it means
    relisting it several times. You have to admit that boy's got a big set of
    macadamias for trying to push the bar this high since the current going
    price is $3,600. The old Noct surely will break the $4,000 mark before the
    end of the year.

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 3, 2007
  9. I guess it means it actually works.

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 3, 2007
  10. Guess I shouldn't have sold mine so cheap...;-)
    I was not very impressed with my Noct wider
    than f5.6 (and any of my cheaper Nikon 50s were
    better 2-3 stops wider). The photo in the eBay
    sale points out another of its problems - the lens
    front or something else in the lens is too small for
    its speed, FL, and optical design, resulting in
    off-axis light cut-off until the lens is stopped down.
    All of the above make me wonder why anyone
    would want this only slightly faster lens than the
    excellent Nikkor 50mm f1.4 (really nice at f2)
    enough to pay a small fortune for it. Now, the
    6mm retrofocus, that I can see - though even
    with that, it is so impractically large and heavy
    that the older non-retro 6mm may be worth
    having for the $3k I sold that one for...;-)
    David Ruether, Mar 3, 2007
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    He has a bunch of other lenses listed at what look like unrealistic
    prices, at least for sure, maybe not for the Japanese collector
    market. Except for some special exotic lenses (58/1.2, 24/1.4), MF
    Nikkors (even good ones) have tremendously dropped in value.
    Paul Rubin, Mar 3, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    What's that sound I hear? Why, I do believe it is the sound of Rita's
    bubble bursting!
    Annika1980, Mar 3, 2007
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    Ken Lucke Guest

    It'll take more than that - "Rita"'s "Super-Noct" bubble is made of
    Lexan Polycarbonate bullet-resistant material (cue RichA here [sorry]),
    which defies penetration by truth or fact except at hyperspatial
    velocities, the implementation of which have not yet been achieved in
    these groups.

    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    -- Charles A. Beard
    Ken Lucke, Mar 3, 2007
  14. Yes, but then again he's not in a hurry to sell so he will sit on them till
    the right person sees them. I really don't think these lenses have lost any

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 3, 2007
  15. LOL! The sound you're hearing is the sound of me laughing my ass off! That
    "description" wasn't even valid or worthy enough to entertain a response of
    me calling it pure unadulterated bullshit.

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 3, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    With performance that poor, it's no wonder that so many of those Nocts
    are turning up on the used market.
    Annika1980, Mar 3, 2007
  17. Right!

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 3, 2007
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    bugbear Guest

    That's an assertion, backed by no evidence.

    Indeed the fact that it hasn't sold at this price
    is evidence against your assertion.

    bugbear, Mar 5, 2007
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    Lionel Guest

    Sure, but you're an idiot who does portraits of dog turds, so it's no
    big surprise that you aren't any good at pricing lenses.
    Lionel, Mar 6, 2007
  20. WOW! The uppercut I threw you must have seriously damaged your ego and
    shattered you emotionally? I really feel bad mentally sparring with a
    retard. I'll give you the game point if hold back the tears. BTW> CAT!

    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Rita_=C4_Berkowitz?=, Mar 6, 2007
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