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I have a pristine Leitz Wetzlar telyt 1:5/400 lens. I pull it out from time to time and search for info on it but have found little. I have asked around at various camera dealers locally, but they always refer me back to the internet. As I am not a photographer, this thing is cool, but does me no good. So.......here it comes. How would I go about establishing a value as I can't find a local dealer?:confused: Any insight is appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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At www.leicashop.com you can find for sale 2 Telyts40cm f5, one of the first type, the other of the second type (the first type can be coated or uncoated depending on age, the second has no variants). This can give you an idea of the value: but keep in mind that the value of such items, which are collectible much more than user lenses, is HIGHLY dependent on conditions; the above quoted items look both very good and complete (caps, hood... one is with original box too... a valuable add-on for collectors). Less than good cosmetics, lens scratches, worn coating, un-smooth focusing (not rare in so heavy lenses) and so, can easily knock down the value by 50-70%.

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I have a pristine Leitz Wetzlar telyt 1:5/400 lens. I pull it out from time to time and search for info on it but have found little. I have asked around at various camera dealers locally, but they always refer me back to the internet. As I am not a photographer, this thing is cool, but does me no good. So.......here it comes. How would I go about establishing a value as I can't find a local dealer?:confused: Any insight is appreciated. Thanks for your time.

 

I guess you could try ringing-up a dealer, tell him you want to sell this lens, and ask what sort of price he could offer you. He'd likely say "How much do you want for it?" or "I'll have to see it first" If he asks what you want, suggest an amount that is clearly too much; he'll decline, then you can counter with the obvious question. If he says he'd have to see it first, ask him what sort of figure it might be if it was indeed in reasonable condition, since you don't want the expense of courier delivery and insurance if his offer would be nowhere near enough anyway. Whatever a dealer offers, you'll likely be disappointed with it! (Mind you, I've just done a transaction involving selling some equipment in p/x, and was satisfied when the delaer offered me what I asked for - which was a fair price!)

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