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If you happen to spot any weird or wacky sales, please share:

Last year I saw a “pre-owned” REAL Christmas Tree on eBay.
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Re: Weirdest SALE

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If you happen to spot any weird or wacky sales, please share:

Last year I saw a “pre-owned” REAL Christmas Tree on eBay.
Not being an audio or stereo addict, I'm not sure if this is wacky or not but £35,000 for pre-owned speakers seems a bit extreme. It may interest NaughtyNigel

Handy kit if you don't like your neighbours. Theres an extra £2000 if you want the packing crates.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-W-Nauti...RY1:rk:17:pf:0

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Re: Weirdest SALE

Given that it cost £50k 9 years ago it is not unreasonable. The biggest cause of price drop is the lack of people able to consider owning such kit.

However my dealer is supplying a pair of speakers for £180k in the next few weeks. This is to go with about £200k of electronics.

These details are very useful in demonstrating to my wife how economical my Oly collection is.
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Re: Weirdest SALE

Fancy a Leica M1 Olive for £13.7k?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEICA-LEI...gAAOSwuz1bcaRb
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Re: Weirdest SALE

Or if the Leica is too expensive - how about this old Olympus P&S, available from several sellers on Amazon for £69, but a steal from this seller on eBay at £970:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLYMPUS-D...EAAOSwBahU1JbA
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Re: Weirdest SALE

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Not being an audio or stereo addict, I'm not sure if this is wacky or not but £35,000 for pre-owned speakers seems a bit extreme. It may interest NaughtyNigel

Handy kit if you don't like your neighbours. Theres an extra £2000 if you want the packing crates.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-W-Nauti...RY1:rk:17:pf:0

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Not for me thank you. Apart from being brash and ugly I really wouldn't get any pleasure from spending that sort of money on a pair of loudspeakers, even if they are built in the UK. The phrase "finished in Audi Daytona Grey metallic" says it all for me.

A pair of Quad Electrostatics are much more my style.



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Or if the Leica is too expensive - how about this old Olympus P&S, available from several sellers on Amazon for £69, but a steal from this seller on eBay at £970:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLYMPUS-D...EAAOSwBahU1JbA

Ahh but this is eBay, and somebody will think they've got a bargain at that price.

I see that two have already been sold and that this is the only one remaining. I wonder what the 'Best Offer' prices were?
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Re: Weirdest SALE

Maybe I could get good money for my old Camedia C-350! It wasn't a bad camera for the time but wouldn't work in cold weather unless I kept the batteries in my pocket .


If you click on the "2 sold" link you'll see several offers, all declined, and one sold back in 2015 for £70.

https://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAP...p2047675.l2564
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Re: Weirdest SALE

Not weird - but an UNUSED OM4Ti:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNUSED-IN....c100506.m3226


I'm almost tempted!
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Not weird - but an UNUSED OM4Ti:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNUSED-IN....c100506.m3226


I'm almost tempted!
And "TOTALLY VERY BEAUTIFUL".

I bought a brand new, boxed OM4Ti about ten years ago for a very reasonable price, which came with the Olympus microscope adapter and the angled viewfinder attachment. It had been bought for a lab but had never been opened.

I bought my first OM4Ti brand new from the old Jessops in Oxford Street in 1999. I also have an OM2 Sp. Both of these are well used but in excellent condition so I don't really have the heart to take the new one outdoors.
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And "TOTALLY VERY BEAUTIFUL".

I bought a brand new, boxed OM4Ti about ten years ago for a very reasonable price, which came with the Olympus microscope adapter and the angled viewfinder attachment. It had been bought for a lab but had never been opened.

I bought my first OM4Ti brand new from the old Jessops in Oxford Street in 1999. I also have an OM2 Sp. Both of these are well used but in excellent condition so I don't really have the heart to take the new one outdoors.
You could lend it to Harold, he’ll look after it I’m sure.
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Re: Weirdest SALE

I have a small OM1 outfit - 24/2.8, 50/1.8 and 100/2.8. I run the very occasional roll of film through it and generally enjoy the experience, but I find digital so much more convenient and capable of delivering much better quality. However, a return to my roots is nice once on a while.
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I have a small OM1 outfit - 24/2.8, 50/1.8 and 100/2.8. I run the very occasional roll of film through it and generally enjoy the experience, but I find digital so much more convenient and capable of delivering much better quality. However, a return to my roots is nice once on a while.
I tend to use 35 mm only for B&W these days for the same reasons. Digital is so much more convenient, and the quality of colour negative exposures is poor unless you go to medium format.

I do occasionally run a roll of Velvia through my OM though, and have been very pleased with the results, but given that a tripod is almost essential when using 50 ASA film I might as well use medium format.

That said, I would like to try a roll of the new Ektar 100 in the OM sometime soon.
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Re: Weirdest SALE

Actually I had sixteen 120 roll films processed just before Christmas and spent some time looking at them on the light box over the holidays. One film was totally unexposed, (my fault I think)*, but the others look very good to me so I am looking forward to scanning them soon.

*At least I know my light seals are good.
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What camera do you use for 120 Nigel?
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Hi Paul, I have used a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a selection of backs and lenses since 2005.

When I bought my E1 for my day job I really fancied trying medium format. Medium format cameras were almost being given away at the time and I didn't need to use one for work so I had a free choice.

I even bought a collection of brand new (old stock) Mamiya lenses from Ffordes for giveaway prices when I presume shelves were being cleared somewhere!

I have used the 645 for one or two work projects where quality (beyond that of the E1/E5) was important and I was not disappointed.

More recently, about two years ago in fact, I bought an RZ67 Pro II and lenses from Japan. They were in virtually new condition. Prices were very reasonable, although they have increased quite a lot since. Shipping via Japan mail and Royal Mail was remarkably speedy too.

I really enjoy using the RZ. The leaf shutter is a bonus but the RZ is a big, heavy beast best used in a studio or within a short walk of a car! I therefore tend to prefer going out with the 645 which is no bigger or heavier than my old E5, although the lenses take up a bit more space.

From the forums that I have visited many of the RZ's seem to be used with digital backs rather than with film. Those that are used with film tend to be used more with black and white.

Interestingly I have seen very few 'good' landscape or outdoor photographs taken with the RZ whereas the 645 is much better represented in landscapes; probably for the reasons that I have given.
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