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  1. IanG

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    OK, I did a search for 120mm Angulon and got 13 USA results plus 21 international listings but the foreign results were sellers who listed their items on the USA eBay site and none of them are shown as being on any other site or "portal" as you call it. Each and every one has a listing URL of www.ebay.com/ ... (which is the USA site).
     
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    There's no such thing as a listing URL, what you refer to is the resulting URL from the search via the ebay.com Portal. Find a lens from Germany and edit the URL from ebay.com/etc to ebay.de/etc and the same item, a page may look slightly different because the database query forms may differ. I can change the .com to .it, .fr, .ca, .co.uk etc and the item remains the same, That shows clearly there's no listing URL :D

    All listings are on the same Ebay website and database, all that differers is the search portal URL.

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    Here is one of the things that you say there is no such thing as:
    Schneider Super-Angulon 120mm f/8.0 MC Lens - Linhof Ver. | eBay

    It's a URL and it points to an eBay listing, Every page on the internet has a URL and eBay pages are no different.

    No, it shows there are multiple listing URLs for each item. And, they are more than slightly different.
     
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    You're missing something very simple, see the same listing on the French and German and UK portals:

    Schneider Super-Angulon 120mm f/8.0 MC Lens - Linhof Ver. | eBay

    Schneider Super-Angulon 120mm f/8.0 MC Lens - Linhof Ver. | eBay

    Schneider Super-Angulon 120mm f/8.0 MC Lens - Linhof Ver. | eBay

    The .com, .de, .fr, .co.uk in the URL is only indicative of the portal you access through. It doesn't indicate which country/portal an items been listed through just that Ebay doesn't use that part of the URL to indicate country etc in a search.

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    But earlier you said there are no URLs on eBay. Now you say there are.

    I am tired of this game. All I did was post the results of an eBay search. You can call it whatever you like. I don't really care. Have fun with your portals.
     
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    Those same books seem to be selling for between $15-35 (for the one on the left) and about $7-$10 for the one on the right.. on ebay
     
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    talk about false advertising!
    "Stand at the sidelines but still easily shoot the winning goal with the telephoto Schneider Super-Angulon 120 mm lens."

    "Shoot decent photographs even in dimly-lit conditions with this Schneider Super-Angulon f/8.0 lens."

    "So get the Schneider Super-Angulon 120 mm lens and your hobby of photography will turn into a fiery passion".

    The lens is an f/8!!!!
     
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    Well spotted :D

    The seller also has a 10x8 Deardorff listed I'd suspect the 120mm f8 SA might have been used with it as an Extreme Wide Angle. Although technically it doesn't quite cover the format ot's quite a common usage. It's a reasonable price but I acn't justify it . . . . . . .

    I chose 120mm Angulonn as a search knowing they and the 120mm Super Angulons aren't that common, and it did show well that an ebay.com search pulls up items from all around the world.

    There's a CZJ 250mm. f3.5 Tesar listed as a Telephoto, it shows the sellers have no concept of focal length in terms of film format. This could be a superb lens for 5x4 portraits, however it dates from mid WW1 and is probably ex German military possibly from an aerial camera and is essentially just the lens in a barrel without the mount it sat in with aperture control etc, so useless.

    All goes to highlight the inaccuracies of listings.

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    It's because you're looking at it through the portal. On the other side of the portal everything is reversed so f/8 is really a fast lens and wide angles are telephotos. It's called Einstein's Theory of Relative Portalocity.

    In a portal no one can hear you scream, "B.S.!"
     

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