Used Gear Spotlight
Select used items that deserve their own moment in the limelight
Used Nikon AF 135mm F2 Defocus
One of the world’s great portrait lenses, this DC lens allows the user greater control, specifically Defocus Control. DC is a term which is somewhat lost in translation from it’s Japanese origin. Defocus is a feature that is designed specifically to enhance bokeh and ability of the user to fine tune the depth of field under all conditions.
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Posted: September 18
5x7 Deardorff Large format film camera & Schneider lens
Are you old and bitter about the emergence of digital photography? Are you a hipster that needs a camera to accessorize your man bun and vintage Redwing boots? Or are you a photographer with unquestionably good taste in gear and a desire to have an ultra high resolution image without spending a year's salary on a large format digital camera? I present to you, the Deardorff 5x7 field camera! This camera is a product of a bygone era in which cameras were built to last the test of time and look good doing it! Based upon the serial number (374) we have determined this camera to be from the mid 50's and the hardware has the patina to show for it! If you're wondering we do still sell sheet film for these cameras so come on down and see a truly beautiful piece of kit.
Schneider 180 f/5.6 Symmar: $175.00
Helios-81H, 50MM F/2 - Nikon F Mount-
Good day comrade! Come let tell you of glorious Soviet Helios camera lens. Helios lens is of top quality Soviet design. Some claim this lens merely poor copy of Zeiss Jena lens but this nothing more than counter-revolutionary propaganda! The capitalist pigs used make fun of Helios lens for being "cheap' and for have "swirl" bokeh and highlights which glow like teachings of Comrade Lenin! These thing that once make fun of Soviet lens now make lens desirable for unique look at price even dirty peasant farmer can afford! Come and see now, comrade!
Rolleiflex 3.5F & Accessories
This classic twin lens, medium format camera is in great condition with only a few cosmetic flaws. The meter is non-reliable, but that is expected with any decades old selenium meter and can be overcome with one of the free light meter apps for your smart phone. This camera comes complete with a brown leather case, set of 3 Rolleinar close up lenses and the original owner's manual, all of which are in remarkably good shape.
Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 AI
Need to do a natural light photo-shoot at midnight? Want bokeh so creamy you could you could put it in your morning coffee? This 55 nikkor will deliver that and more at a reasonable price! Although there is one little piece of debris trapped within the elements, it is small enough and far enough away from the focal plane that it cannot be seen when attached to the camera. (The bit of junk don't show up in the pictures) The glass is super clean and the focus is smooth. This lens would be killer for video on any modern mirrorless camera along with the appropriate adapter.
Posted: July 12