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02-01-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
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Camera store ads 1975

I picked two more or less at random, in part because they had the largest variety of cameras and lenses listed... From the 1975 September Pop Photo magazine

1975 Minifilm ad on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1975 Nationwide Camera Exchange ad on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

02-01-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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I do enjoy these old ads, finding pricing info for old off brand lenses online can take some work.

Cost of Soligor T-4 mount 400 f/6.3 in 1975: $114.70
Price in inflation adjusted 2008 US dollars : $452.88

Cost to me in like new condition at a camera show: $35

Also, quite the price difference between the Spotmatic F and ESII, roughly $950 vs. $1440 with 50mm f/1.4 kit lens.

For all your US $ inflation calculation needs, the CPI inflation calculator: CPI Inflation Calculator
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Thanks a nesster, I really love looking at old adds. I often search the web for such things..

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