Upward trend in the prices of legacy lenses

Started Jul 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Upward trend in the prices of legacy lenses
Jul 27, 2012

Since the acquisition of my NEX-5N in early June, I have been looking to buy a legacy lens to play with!

Following this forum for a while, even before buying my camera, I had seen prices of legacy lens that made me dream of getting. However, with the popularity of mirrorless camera like the NEX, I noted a upward trend in prices that sometime makes me think twice before making a move. I have been visiting flea markets, antique shops, and even garage sales!

Laws of economic definitely play a role, but would a potential "overestimation" of the virtues of these lenses also?

Through classifieds, I found yesterday a Canon FD 70-210mm f/4 zoom that sounded good at $60 (if in good shape!), no shipping since I would pick it up myself. This price seems good relatively to other prices I found on the Web, however it is more than the prices I saw in this forum or others like it.

Wonder if I should go pick up that lens to "play with the manual characteristics" or wait to buy a more modern lens (eventually I need a telephoto for my occasional wildlife trip)?


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