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07-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Is this Prinzflex 28mm really worth that much?

I was trying to find out who is the maker of my Vemar 28mm f2.8. The Vemar physically looks exactly the same as this Prinzflex 28mm f2.8 (A Dixon Brand?). But what surprised me is the price that Prinzflex was sold for, GBP62 ($95). Really? Any Idea?
(I like the Vemar 28mm just because I think (?) it has some interesting character )
http://www.flickr.com/photos/emhena/sets/72157627853464674/with/6226935034/
Link to sold item:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/370627680232?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Link to my Vemar:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-sample-photo-archive/161763-vemar-28mm-f2-8-a.html
Link to other brand but same lense:
Soligor 1:2.8 f=28mm -- 21+ Versions


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07-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Everything Prinzflex I've ever had or used has been very bad, there's a lot of it about in the UK as well, I've always got it as part of a job lot. The 28mm I had a while back was so bad I threw it away, I couldn't bring myself to allow someone else to use it !

I've got 2 different Soligor 28's and they are totally different to the Prinzflex I binned. The problem is that companies like Dixons who sold stuff branded as their own got it from wherever was cheapest on the day, you might be lucky, but then again.......
07-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by ultraviolet Quote
But what surprised me is the price that Prinzflex was sold for, GBP62 ($95). Really? Any Idea?
(I like the Vemar 28mm just because I think (?) it has some interesting character )
Perhaps it was the 'superb appearance with an imposing large diameter front element' that pushed the price up. I love the way that outfit takes pictures of their lenses !
07-20-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
I love the way that outfit takes pictures of their lenses !
I have seen that brick wall before back grounding similar lens from a similar angle.

QuoteOriginally posted by Lloydy Quote
Everything Prinzflex I've ever had or used has been very bad,
Even though it's a Vemar but from the same maker. It does not give decent sharpness until stopdown to 8~11. I paid $15 for 28mmf2.8 and 200mm f3.5 just out of curiosity or late night ebay browsing. And I feel, I overpaid (imagine paying $95).

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