You guys know how openly I talk about camera gear, its strengths and weaknesses, and that I’m not one to sugarcoat assessments, even towards stuff I own.
I am a few things for sale and will list them here, just in case it might be useful to some of you. I’m located in France and will gladly ship anywhere in Europe, all payments in €. I can take bank transfer, and will accept Paypal as long as you cover the 3.5% premium on global cost (price + shipping). For up to a telelens, 15€ should normally bring a parcel to your door, courtesy of the French Post (and if it’s above 15, I’ll cover the extra).
So here we go. Not all items are mine, I’m selling two of the lenses for my friend Pablo, whom I’ve often mentioned on the blog. They are in pristine conditions and if I were richer, they wouldn’t be in this list, because I’d buy them myself !
* Nikkor AF 35-70 F:2.8 metal push-pull zoom. Awesome. 180€ + shipping
Canon NewFD 50 F:1.4 in collector’s condition, WITH original hood (a rarity, the hood). BETTER than the much touted SCC version (this one is older and sports the same coatings, plus it got rid of the old looking silver breechlock and is handsome in austere black). Rare condition, smooth turning rings, and optically kickass. Asking 99€ for that baby, which is cheap. Add shipping SOLD ! to a faithful reader, and editing mentor, Bernard in Belgium
FD mount Vivitar Close Focus 28mm F:2 KOMINE version. A rarity as well, in perfect condition, has a cult following, and for a good reason ! 149€ + shipping SOLD ! to the same discriminating enthusiast, Bernard from Belgium.
* Cherry picked Canon EF 28-105 F:3.5-4.5 USM Macro mk II. Best version !! Seven blade diaphragm, fast and silent AF thanks to the USM, and this baby is FF compatible !! Perfect compact, light and cheap companion to a 6D, I can’t for the life of me understand why people would want to carry the 24-105/4 that measures/weights three times as much, and is five times the price, when this lens is a gem. Asking 120 + shipping
* Rarissimo Ernitec 50 F:1.3 CCTV lens. I’m letting this one go for chips (49€ + shipping) as it won’t focus to infinity on my NEX. It can probably be “shaved ” to do so, but I ain’t go the knowledge, so there’s the opportunity to it, it’s nearly impossible to find !