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COMPLETED For Sale: Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/.95 | Location: USA | Ships: CONUS

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by MAubrey, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    What type of listing is this?

    For Sale


    What are you trying to sell/buy/trade?

    Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/.95


    What are your prices?

    $530

    Where are you located?

    USA


    Where are you willing to to ship?

    CONUS


    Description

    I'm reducing my μ43 kit to a simple trinity and this one has got to go. I've had since just after it was released and I've been active with it on the image thread here.

    And you're probably wondering: Why such a low price?

    Well, the unfortunate answer is that I dropped the lens June of 2014. There's a dent in the filter ring. Now I cannot tell a difference in IQ from before or after. And the dent doesn't prevent the use of filters. They'll still go on. But it's there and I know that hurts the value even if the glass is fine.

    So that's that. Otherwise, everything that came with it (except the box is here: lens hood, all three caps) is here.

    I positioned the highlight of the first image to overemphasize the dent. It looks bigger than it actually is, but I wanted it to be visible for an open and honest presentation.

    _7030316. _7030317.

    A couple shots from this summer posted in his the Hi-Res Forum--both of these were taken after the drop back in 2014:
    https://www.mu-43.com/threads/78947/

    Payment accepted


    Regular PayPal (3% included in the price), Personal/Gift PayPal (violates PayPal policy and no buyer protection)


    Shipping method

    USPS Priority


    Shipping charge

    $10


    Handling time

    2-3 Days


    References

    Ebay: mgaubrey318


    Additional comments

    Buyer must have a PayPal confirmed address, Will only ship to the address indicated on PayPal payment


    Acknowledgement

    I have read and agree to the Buy and Sell rules.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
  2. MAubrey

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    Mike Aubrey
    Bump!

    Price Reduction to $550!
     
  3. ippikiokami

    ippikiokami Mu-43 Regular

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    Interested but do you have any pictures of the dent?
     
  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Sorry. For some reason, the photos I had put into the ad stopped showing up. They're up again. In the first one, I positioned the dent right at the spot of the specular highlight so that it would be most visible. It's actually over emphasized in that one. In the second picture head on, you can see that there's actually very little change to the circularity of the lens barrel, despite the dent, when you look at it head on (the paint-loss above the word "Voigtlander" is where it would be--and I've made that look worse than it is too by boosting the contrast between white and black. The purpose of these photos was to make full disclosure as explicit as possible.

    If you'd like, I can privately share with you full-size images made with the lens both before and after.
     
  5. MAubrey

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    Mike Aubrey
    Bump!

    Reduce to $540.
     
  6. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aaron
    I am interested, but can't see the photos. Can you send them by PM?
     
  7. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I've had the most frustrating time getting this pictures working. I've uploaded them directly here and I'll see about doing the same above. _7030316. _7030317.

    A couple shots from this summer posted in his the Hi-Res Forum:
    https://www.mu-43.com/threads/78947/
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  8. MAubrey

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    Mike Aubrey
  9. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
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    No idea why this would still be available at this price after one month.
    It's not a collector's item, it's meant for taking photographs with it not of it...
    Not my focal length, but I love the 25 MM Nokton and the 17.5 is supposed to be "better"...
    Rudy
     
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  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Thanks, Rudy. I'm at a loss myself. We're going on a month now.

    Looks like we're dropping the price another $10 to $530.
     
  11. RBrianTaylor

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    Mar 11, 2014
    Roanoke, VA, USA
    Brian Taylor