Current as of 5 Feb, 2009
Regular readers will be aware that in addition to writing and teaching I also review products that interest me. I’ve been doing so for about 20 years in magazines, and for the past 10 years on this site as well. I am not an equipment reviewer per-se, but am interested in how, as a photographer, various tools meet my needs.
Manufacturers will lend and I will accept the loan of cameras and lenses, but these are usually available for only a week or two at a time. Since this is far too short a time to really get to know a piece of gear I therefore will buy various products for long term testing. Seems extravagant, I know, but it’s the business that I’m in. At the end of some months, or in some cases years, I will sell the gear and use the proceeds to purchase new equipment for long-term field testing.
It’s time for spring cleaning (or at least late winter cleaning). I have quite a bit of kit that’s built up over the past couple of years – some of it for testing, some for projects or assignments that are now concluded. All are now for sale.
Terms and Conditions
- All products are guaranteed to be as described, especially with regard to cosmetics. Everything is otherwise in perfect optical, electronic and mechanical condition. I have indicated when boxes and manuals are available.
- Price quoted are in US dollars. Payment can be made via Paypal, cash – (in person), bank draft, money order, or certified check. No credit cards or personal checks. Drafts should be sent by courier as I will not hold items for more than 48 hours after an agreement to purchase. Items will be shipped the day that payment is received.
- All prices include shipment to anywhere in the world via Expresspost. This is insured and trackable, and typically takes 3-7 days. Any item can be sent by next-day Fedex at an additional flat rate charge of $100.
- Items will be removed from this list as soon as someone has committed to them, but will be returned if payment is not received within 48 hours.
- If you’d like to discuss any item,drop me a line, or telephone. I’ll provide my phone number by return e-mail.
- Items will be shipped from Canada. There are no import duties on cameras or lenses into the US. I have no information about other countries. Any duties or taxes are your responsibility no matter where you live. I will indicate the full amount paid on the shipping forms for both insurance and customs purposes.
Alpa 12 TC
AnAlpa 12TCbody with custom Alpa APO-Switar 36mm XL f/5.6 lens. Includes Schneider iia 4X center filter. Also comes with Alpa optical viewfinder and right side grip. Includes Hasselblad H mount back adaptor plate and neck strap.
All components are in essentially perfect condition, optically and mechanically.
The adaptor plate is designed for a Hasselblad H mount digital or film back, but mounts for other backs are available from dealers. The components will not be sold separately. No box, no manual none needed).
Price : $7,000. (New, approx $10,000)
I have been shooting with a Hasselblad H series camera and lenses for the past five years. Over that time I have used them with at first a Kodak DCS Pro back, then a Phase One P25, P45 and P45+.
Recently I shot with the Phase One P65+ in Antarctica and will be upgrading to it later this month (review to come). I have decided to also switch to a Phase One 645 camera system, and therefore my complete Hasselblad system is available for sale. I consider the Hasselblad H system and lenses to be as fine as anything on the market, but as a long-time Phase One back owner I feel that there is now a clear divergence between Hasselblad and Phase One, especially when it comes to future lens comparability, and so I am best served by taking advantage of Phase One’s program which allows switching platforms when upgrading a back.
All items are available separately. If you wish to purchase a body and lens, or two or more lenses at the same time, an extra 5% discount will be offered.
Hasselblad H1body with HV 90x metering prism, Li-Ion battery grip and charger, and additional 3X CR123a battery grip.
Includes Hasselblad neck strap, front and rear body and lens caps. Essentially perfect condition, Includes original box, but no manual.
Hasselblad H2body with HV 90x metering prism and Li-Ion battery grip and charger, and additional 3X CR123a battery grip. Also includes custom Really Right Stuff L bracket with wrist strap as well as front and rear body and lens caps. Essentially perfect condition. No original box or manual.
Hasselblad 35mm f/3.5 HC lens, including original metal shade and front and rear caps. Original box. Essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad 50-110mm f/3.5-4.5 HC lens, including original metal shade and front and rear caps and original box. Small cosmetic scratches on lens barrel otherwise essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad HC 210mm f/4 lensincluding original metal shade and front and rear caps. Original box. Small cosmetic scratches on lens barrel otherwise essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad HC 300mm f/4.5 HC lens, including original metal lens shade and both caps. No original box. Essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad 1.7x HC Converter, including front and rear caps. Original box. Essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad HM 16-32 film magazine. Original box. Essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad HVM Waist level finder. As new. No Box.
TX-1 / Xpan
Fujifilm TX-1body (identical to Hasselblad Xpan) Includes custom Kirk mounting plate and Domke neck strap. Essentially perfect condition.
Hasselblad 90mm f/4 lensfor Xpan or TX-1. Includes UV filter. No lens hood. Essentially perfect condition. No original box.
Hasselblad 45mm f4 lensfor Xpan or TX-1. Original lens hood. Essentially perfect condition. No original box.
Body and two lenses sold together for $1,950
Linhof Technorama 617 S III
Linhof Technorama 617 S III camera body with two lenses – Schneider 90mm f/5.6 XL Super Angulon and Schneider 180mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar.
The system includes the rare 3X center filter for the 90mm as well as both matching optical viewfinders.
The body and lenses are optically and mechanically perfect. Cosmetically I’d rate the system as a 9. No boxes. I will include a fitted Lowepro camera case.
Leica M8 body,
including M Grip, charger, and three batteries. Original Box. No manual.
Canon 1V Camera Body with With Power Drive Booster PB-E2
No original box, no manual. Very good condition.
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