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10-31-2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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Victor stops selling Zenitar Fisheye on Ebay

To whome it may concern :

Just received an e-mail from Victor, aka ZENITAR on Ebay, telling me he will stop selling the Zenitar 16/2.8 Fisheye on Ebay, as factory-prices are becoming too high.

For those of you, thinking of purchasing this Russian Beauty, don't wait too long, as prices probably will go up at other vendor-sites soon.

Luckely, I received mine last Monday


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10-31-2007, 04:41 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up.

Just an FYI, when you go to edit your post, if you click the 'Go Advanced' button you can edit the title, too.
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Sorry to here that. Victor is one of the good guys. I guess that is what happens when an item gets some notoriety.
10-31-2007, 05:46 AM   #4
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Rats. I need another couple of months... how soon before it's gone?

10-31-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by mediaslinky Quote
Rats. I need another couple of months... how soon before it's gone?
Just checked Victor's Ebay-store, and I can't find the zenitar anymore, only watches.
I am afraid he already stopped selling them as we speak.
10-31-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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Aw man, Victor was great. Shipping was really fast and he had the best prices around. I'm surprised to hear that alot of these lenses are still being made although my serial starts with "01" which could mean 2001.

Anyways, its a sad to see folks like him go.
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I have never bought anything from him (don't even know what name he's under) but I wonder if Paypal has anything to do with it as well. They are ripping sellers off like crazy with exchange rates these days. The standard currency is USD and right now you get basically par with the CND dollar when it's actually 4-5 cents (actually almost 6 today) over the falling USD. That's a big hit on top of the Ebay and other Paypal fees.
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wow, bummers. just curious for those who bought one, how much did you guys pay for it?

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It was came out to $150-160 US with shipping? (before the Can$ went on a mad climb)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom Quote
Just checked Victor's Ebay-store, and I can't find the zenitar anymore, only watches...
what's his ebay user id?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ddhytz Quote
what's his ebay user id?
Zenitar

I wish Viktor success. He really is one of the 'good guys'.

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I think I paid around $110, delivered. That was about two years ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by s!lver Quote
wow, bummers. just curious for those who bought one, how much did you guys pay for it?
IIRC I paid about $140 with shipping late last winter. GREAT little lens, easily worth much more than that. But it's too bad about Victor, an excellent businessman.

NaCl(I'm sure glad I've got my "Z" )H2O
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Whyyyyyyyyy didn't i have money a couple of months ago?
I was actually about to grab myselves one now as i got my paycheck the 6th of november ;/
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Is this the guy you are talking about? Looks like this guy is back with more lens.
SEALED PENTAX ZENITAR K 2.8/16 FISH-EYE BR NEW - (eBay item 170165844705 end time Nov-14-07 06:51:02 PST)
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