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4 May 2015

Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer announced an unusual used gear sale today "to make room and free up some discretionary funds." He added, "We'll be offering late-model, low-use digital cameras at substantial savings, lenses (including a few rare exotics) and film cameras (some fine, some funky) as well as my extensive collection of darkroom equipment."

In a subsequent post, he provided "an incomplete list of the items I will be listing for sale," but warned, "Please don't contact me about these items yet; wait till I list prices."

To assist your virtual window shopping, we've compiled his initial offerings in list form (descriptions are his own).


Among the camera and lens items are, in his own words:

  • Pristine Chamonix whole-plate view camera with three dedicated holders
  • Micro 4/3 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 lens with hood
  • Sony NEX-6 body
  • Sony 24mm f1.8 lens
  • Minolta 35mm f2 AF RS lens for Sony Alpha SLRs or Minolta film cameras
  • Pentax 6x7 with metered finder
  • Pentax 135mm f4 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar lens, in extremely good condition
  • A jewel of a Zeiss Contessa
  • Canon Canonet QL17 rangefinder
  • Sony A900 24-Mp full-frame digital camera with very low usage and in essentially new condition
  • Sony 85mm f2.8 AF lens
  • Pentax 645NII
  • Rolleiflex 6008AF body with handle, back, charger and two batteries
  • Two clean, working Maxxum 7's
  • Rolleiflex 6008AF body with handle, back, charger, two batteries, 45-degree finder and 80mm f2.8 AF-Xenotar lens
  • Panasonic GX7 silver body
  • Rare Konica Hexanon 50mm f2.4 collapsible L-mount type lens for Leica mount (screwmount with M adapter)
  • Konica M-Hexanon 35mm f2 Leica M-mount lens in perfect condition with both caps plus hood
  • Panasonic 20mm f1.7 Lumix G AF lens, first type, with fitted aftermarket hood
  • Canon EOS-1v film camera
  • Pentax FA 31mm f1.8 lens
  • Nikon Nikkor 58mm f1.4-GB lens
  • Nikon Nikkor 28mm f1.8-GB
  • Nikon HP high-eyepoint finder for F3
  • Mamiya 7 with 80mm f4 lens, black


Darkroom equipment includes:

  • The best densitometer
  • Peak/Micromega Type 1 designed by Professor F. Koana and made by the Tohkai Sangyo Co. of Japan
  • Vintage Kodak Process Thermometer
  • An antique printing frame
  • A now-rare SaltHill print washer (probably for pickup only, just so you're warned)
  • His "sleeper" Omega Omicron-El 4x5 enlarging lens, which is a relabeled El-Nikkor and one of Nikon's best (it'll be very cheap though)
  • Lots of the best film reels ever made, which are to garden variety spirals as a Ferrari is to a Fiat
  • What he considers to be the best enlarging timer

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