ISCO 111 lens

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  1. willie shaw

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    Im not sure if this is the right place for this post, apologies if not. Im wondering what would be an averge price for a secondhand ISCO 111 lens ?????
     
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    If you could find one...
    probably a few grand at least....
    You pay big bucks for one of the best anamorphic lenses made :)
     
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    At least £2000+ I would say. I think they can be bought for around £3500 new (retail is £5000), so the second hand value will be reflected in that.

    Gary
     
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    Thanks I was offered one for 3750 US dollars and wondered if it was a good deal. I saw it on demo at the hi fi show in london last year on the sim 1080p set up.
    Does one need an expensive slider also or can it stay fixed.
     
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    Sounds reasonable, but you'll get charged around 6% duty and 17.5$% vat when it goes through customs. You may get away without paying duty if it's marked as a used projector lens otherwise it'll be assumed it's a camera lens and charged duty accordingly. You can have a look at the govermnent web site and see which taric (?) code is more suitable and ask the seller to mark the package that effect.

    As for moving it it's up to you. You can buy a remote control sled (Panamorph do one for $3000, Cineslide do another $2595) or make a manual one using drawer runners. You can leave it in position and use the projector or external scaler to adjust the image to 16:9. Some say they can't see any real loss in resolution while others say it's noticeable, so you'll have to experiment to see which way you prefer. With my 720 pj and mostly watching SD material, there was no loss of resolution so other than some brightness there wasn't much to gain with moving the lens out of the way. With HD material you'll lose some resolution scaling to 16:9

    Gary
     
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    Gary - absolutely no chance of getting a new ISCO III L for less than £5k retail!

    Would have thought second hand for mint condition would be around £3k.
     
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    Hi Neil,

    I know someone on these boards who got one for that price a while back, but perhaps things have changed since then.

    Gary
     
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    You can buy a brand new ISCOIII without the motorized sled for just under €4k, which is a little less than £3k.

    -Stephan
     
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    OK,

    Stephan sent me the link to where the lens is listed at that price. Two things.

    1. The company is Swiss so probably need to add UK VAT on to the order.

    2. The price on the website is long out of date. The lens would not be available at that price to the dealer (who is a good guy) never mind to end users!
     
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    thanks all, it seems my price of 1800 sterling equivalent is pretty good. I dont think ill have any vat or duty issues. One thing, these slides seem expensive.
     
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    Caveat Emptor.
     
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    Understood and thank you.
     

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