Despite how this may appear, no, I have not lost my mind. I’m simply (rationally) moving along the things I haven’t used in six months or more; photography for me must run as a business, too. Which is why it’s best for me to allow other people the opportunity to enjoy the stuff I’m not using – plus I’m feeling the slight guilt of underutilisation, and the Alpa FPS is really, really expensive…
In summary, here’s what’s available:
Nikon AI-S 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor, with original hoodSold pending payment Leica Q Typ 116 (review), with extrasSold Nikon F2 TitanSold Carl Zeiss Contax/Yashica 2.8/35 PC Distagon AEGSold Novoflex C/Y to Sony E adaptorSold
Full details after the jump, and first come first served. I don’t expect these items to stick around very long. Prices are in USD.
Nikon AI-S 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor $3,500 reduced to $3,400 (click to buy) Sold pending payment
Similarly pristine condition to the Titan, and a great pair; this is a relatively late-model AI-S variant. All Nocts have that hand polished aspherical element to reduce coma (and famously make them cost a fortune because of the labor required!). A couple of small marks to the edge of the filter thread ring, otherwise pristine. Includes correct and original clip on hood.
Leica Q Typ 116 $3,800 (click to buy) Sold
Unique tan calf leather skin, with warranty remaining til June 2017. Includes box and all contents, additional original battery, two additional Sigma batteries (identical, fully compatible) for a total of four, and an original Leica but ergonomically modified handgrip. The grip is not pretty, but it is extremely comfortable for extended use. There is some minor wear to corners of lens hood. Nikon F2 Titan Sold
Probably the best condition example of this camera I’ve ever seen; mint- condition (one small mark to the frame counter window, hence the rating). Shutter speeds are accurate, winding is smooth, finder and mirror are clear and without dust or marks, all light seals are tight and foams are in excellent condition. Paintwork, leatherette and prism are pristine. Approximately only 3,000 cameras made in total. This version has the ‘Titan’ script. Carl Zeiss Contax/Yashica 2.8/35 PC Distagon AEG Sold
The only modern shift lens Zeiss ever made, and in vanishingly small quantities (HQ told me under 500 of these were produced). Incredible optics that can keep up with the 5DSR even fully shifted, with a very clever shift and rotation mechanism. Two small (~2-3mm lines) cleaning marks to the front element of the lens that do not have any visible effect on the image – I tried it extensively before purchasing it, and was advised by Dr. Nasse on my visit to Zeiss HQ not to have it recoated as the marks are on the outermost layer of the coating only. My problem now is I have nothing to mount it on! An excellent companion to a Canon DSLR or a Sony A7 series. Includes original friction-fit front lens cap and normal C/Y rear cap. Novoflex C/Y to Sony E adaptor Sold
You’ll probably need this if you go for the 35 PC. Boxed and mint, save a pile off a new one.
Fine print: prices are inclusive of DHL shipping but not insurance (as some would prefer to risk against import duties, plus insurance varies quite a lot by destination) anywhere in the world, plus paypal fees. If you prefer to pay by bank wire, that’s also possible – but transfers must clear first. First to confirm payment takes the item. You may click on the checkout links by each item to buy directly, after which I’ll delist and refund any duplicate sales, or send me an email to arrange wire transfer or ask for further details. Make me an offer if you feel my prices are unreasonable (but I have done some looking around and feel prices reflect item condition generously.) Camera straps are not included as you probably don’t want my sweat-sponges. Please note that I will need your phone number for the courier. Thank you! MT
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