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speedracerlo
08-23-2011, 07:53 PM
I don't know what to do.. if anyone can share some wisdom and advice, I'd appreciate it.

I made an offer of 2500 to this guy from Poland for the ISCO 54 non-MC where he listed it for 3500 and he accepted the offer
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350481075810?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
At the same time I was bidding on another regular Iscorama front anamorphic attachment and won it for 1625
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360387305002?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I think both are decent prices for Iscoramas as they're seemingly in good shape, but I don't know if I can afford the two for 4200..
I was going to try and cancel one of the purchases as it's going way over my intended budget for anamorphics
sorry if this is a wrong section, I didn't know where to put it

Searcher
08-23-2011, 09:12 PM
First off, just contact the sellers and be honest. They might be nice, understand. You could offer to pay for the selling fees or something.

Obviously decide which one you want the most and contact the other seller first...

I might have misunderstood. Do you want advice on which one to keep or how to "cancel" your purchase?

Noel Evans
08-23-2011, 09:16 PM
First off, just contact the sellers and be honest. They might be nice, understand. You could offer to pay for the selling fees or something.



This. Very reasonable approach. I'd go with it.

squig
08-24-2011, 04:30 AM
Lose the 54, it's really big and heavy and has no vignetting advantage over the smaller Iscorama. The 54 is also not as sharp as the Iscorama. I sold my 54 and I have 2 Iscoramas. I think you get a caution as a first time non paying bidder if the seller reports you. Considering it was a make an offer and not an auction they should be reasonable about it.

kostas
08-24-2011, 05:29 AM
The 54 is also not as sharp as the Iscorama.
Apart from the bulkiness of the 54 (it is like a honey jar) I have not experienced any sharpness issues with mine.
It is every bit as sharp as my Iscorama and flares equally well (it is a non MC version). Overall a very nice lens.

maranfilms
08-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Maybe I can I can help you save some cash. Look at the seller from Polands feedback, he's had 15 negatives in a year. many people say he takes the money then doesen't ship, or he ships items that not are as good as described. If I were you I would cancel the lens from Poland.

speedracerlo
08-24-2011, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, I did talk to the guy from Poland and he's agreed to cancel the purchase.
I'll have to try the cheaper Isco first before I jump on anything like the 54..

btw, would the regular Iscorama (non 36) vignette at 35mm on a FS-100, 7D or APS-C?

squig
08-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, I did talk to the guy from Poland and he's agreed to cancel the purchase.
I'll have to try the cheaper Isco first before I jump on anything like the 54..

btw, would the regular Iscorama (non 36) vignette at 35mm on a FS-100, 7D or APS-C?

It didn't on my D90.