Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/03/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] That expensive Nikon hood
From: Stephen Gandy <>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 08:15:00 -0800

in the US market, the 21 F hood in mint- condition is worth $250-300 -- though
with these prices for the RF hood, prices might go up on the next ones sold.

I have a page up on the F 21 at

Stephen Gandy

Ed Buziak wrote:

> Mike,
> I've not been following this thread at all (I've only known $5,000 as
> Monopoly money for the past year of so <s>) but does anyone know how common
> or valuable the hood for the 2.1cm f/4 Nikkor SLR lens is compared to the
> 2.1 RF hood? I'm having my lens recoated by Malcolm Taylor over here in the
> UK (I'm, and it's, basically a "user" not a "collector") but I've had a
> well-known dealer offering me 100 sight-unseen for the scratched hood...
> and he simply wasn't interested in the lens, finder, caps or case at all.
> I turned the offer down but this thread has aroused my ($$$-sign)
> curiousity!
> Ed Buziak / Publisher
> Camera & Darkroom magazine
> ----------
> >From: Mike Johnston <>
> >To:
> >Subject: [Leica] That expensive Nikon hood
> >Date: Fri, Mar 17, 2000, 5:20 pm
> >
> >Curious--as of Friday afternoon, the $5500 bid for that Nikon lens hood
> >had gone DOWN. How does that happen in an eBay auction??? A withdrawn
> >bid? But the same person is still the high bidder.
> >
> >He's also added a comment to the effect that "a leading Nikon expert"
> >has only seen 3 or 4 of these hoods in his lifetime, and believes that
> >only 10 such hoods exist.
> >
> >--Mike
> >