What to sell?

apicius9

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O.k., let's say that I may have gone overboard a little bit with buying non-native lenses for my GH1 :) I don't really consider myself a lens collector, but I just wanted to try things out, I like flexibility, and got a bit carried away. Now I find that I have hard time deciding what to let go again, even though there are clearly lots of redundancies - and simply also I cannot afford to keep all of them. I thought, maybe I could get a few suggestions on what you think should be keepers and sellers, even though I know there will be plenty of different opinions. Here is a list of what I currently have (there are a few more but those are already firmly in the 'for sale' box). I marked all the ones that I really want to keep because I either like their performance or have other reasons with an *** in front of them. So, what are your thoughts reg. selling or keeping?

Adapted lenses:

Kern Switar 10/1.6 (c-mount)
Cine Nikkor 10/1.8 (c-mount)
*** Computar 12.5/1.3 (c-mount)
Canon 13/1.5 (c-mount)
Kern Yvar 16/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Angenieux 25/0.95 (c-mount)
Zeika 25/0.95 (c-mount)
*** Cooke 25/1.5(c-mount)
Canon 25/1.4 (c-mount)
*** Computar 25/1.3 (c-mount)
Kern Switar AR 25/1.4
Wollensak Anastigmat 25/1.5 (c-mount)
(several other 25mm c-mount lenses)
Schneider Xenon 35/2 (c-mount)
Zeiss Flektogon 35/2.8 (M42)
Contax G 35/2
Kodak 40/1.6 (c-mount)
Robot Schneider 40/1.9
*** Contax G 45/2
*** Summicron R 50/2
*** Contax Planar C/Y 50/1.4
Kern Switar 50/1.4RX (c-mount)
Canon Serenar collapsible 50/1.9 (LTM)
Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8 (M42)
Helios 44M 58/2 (M42)
*** Elmarit R Macro 60/2.8
Kodak 63/2 (c-mount)
*** Kern Macro Switar 75/1.9 (c-mount)
Schneider Tele-Xenar 75/2.8 (c-mount)
Robot Schneider Tele-Xenar 75/3.8
Steinheil Cassar 75/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Schneider 80/2.8 Macro with bellows (c-mount)
*** Contax Planar C/Y 85/1.4
Jupiter 85/2 (LTM)
*** Contax G 90/2.8
Schneider 100/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Leitz Hektor 135/4.5 (LTM)
Steinheil Culminar 135/4 (LTM)
Contax Planar 135/4 (M42)
Schneider 150/4 (c-mount)
Taylor & Hobson 150/4 (c-mount)
Kern Macro Yvar 150/3.3 (c-mount)
Takumar 200/4 (M42)
*** Leica Telyt R 250/4

Native lenses:
Panasonic 20/1.7
Panasonic 14-140
*** Panasonic 14-45
*** Panasonic 45-200

Planned purchase:
Panasonic 100-300

Thanks,

Stefan
 

LisaO

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Wow! What a collection.
Which one do you like the best? Do you have favs? Do any result in very unusual images? Do you dislike any?
 

apicius9

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Thanks! I have already sorted out the ones I didn't like, among the ones here are several I feel indifferent about, but when looking at each one individually, I always seem to find something that makes me think I should keep it :rolleyes: There are also a few where I think in a sale I would not get what they are worth to me, like the excellent longer Schneider or Taylor & Hobson c-mount lenses.

The ones that stand out for me are the Angenieux because of it's low light performance, the Cooke because of the unique swirly bokeh, the Planar 50/1.4 because it just feels so perfect and is a beautiful portrait lens, and the Kern Switar 75/1.9 because I love the way it looks, its performance (sharpness and colors) and flexibility with the macro option. Oh, and the 85mm Planar is just a beautiful piece of glass also. The Leica Summicron, Elmarit & Hektor have an added sentimental value to me besides being great lenses.

BTW, I made a mistake with the Panny lenses, I will keep the 20mm and the 14-140mm, thinking about selling the other 2 zooms.

Stefan
 

arcueid

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wow that's a awesome cache of C mount!

Well, if you are planning to offload some of them, let me know :D
 

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Adapted lenses:

Kern Switar 10/1.6 (c-mount)
Cine Nikkor 10/1.8 (c-mount)
*** Computar 12.5/1.3 (c-mount)
Canon 13/1.5 (c-mount)
Kern Yvar 16/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Angenieux 25/0.95 (c-mount)
Zeika 25/0.95 (c-mount)
*** Cooke 25/1.5(c-mount)
Canon 25/1.4 (c-mount)
*** Computar 25/1.3 (c-mount)
Kern Switar AR 25/1.4
Wollensak Anastigmat 25/1.5 (c-mount)
(several other 25mm c-mount lenses)
Schneider Xenon 35/2 (c-mount)
Zeiss Flektogon 35/2.8 (M42)
Contax G 35/2
Kodak 40/1.6 (c-mount)
Robot Schneider 40/1.9
*** Contax G 45/2
*** Summicron R 50/2
*** Contax Planar C/Y 50/1.4
Kern Switar 50/1.4RX (c-mount)
Canon Serenar collapsible 50/1.9 (LTM)
Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8 (M42)
Helios 44M 58/2 (M42)
*** Elmarit R Macro 60/2.8
Kodak 63/2 (c-mount)
*** Kern Macro Switar 75/1.9 (c-mount)
Schneider Tele-Xenar 75/2.8 (c-mount)
Robot Schneider Tele-Xenar 75/3.8
Steinheil Cassar 75/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Schneider 80/2.8 Macro with bellows (c-mount)
*** Contax Planar C/Y 85/1.4
Jupiter 85/2 (LTM)
*** Contax G 90/2.8
Schneider 100/2.8 (c-mount)
*** Leitz Hektor 135/4.5 (LTM)
Steinheil Culminar 135/4 (LTM)
Contax Planar 135/4 (M42)
Schneider 150/4 (c-mount)
Taylor & Hobson 150/4 (c-mount)
Kern Macro Yvar 150/3.3 (c-mount)
Takumar 200/4 (M42)
*** Leica Telyt R 250/4

Native lenses:
Panasonic 20/1.7
Panasonic 14-140
*** Panasonic 14-45
*** Panasonic 45-200

Planned purchase:
Panasonic 100-300

Thanks,

Stefan
WOW!:bravo-009:

If you can´t keep them all, sell the ones you know you never gonna use...

But if you sell one you probably will buy it again later?

Good luck!
 

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