FOR SALE
(Page updated
October 13, 2009)

All prices plus shipping. Some prices include reclaimable VAT.
US buyers will not be charged VAT.
Shipping for small items £7 in the UK, £15 in the EU, £20 elsewhere.
Several Canon EOS adaptors are usually also available: enquire for details.

To list your equipment for sale here, please contact us via the forum. Private sales only.

  Nikon 35mm f2 AF-D: £175 / $250 / €185
As new, still under warranty (six months old) and complete with box and original packing. Mint. Price includes 15% VAT for EU and UK buyers.
  Sigma 50mm f1.4 for Nikon: £290 / $400 / €315
No focus bugs and razor sharp. As new (six months old), still under warranty and complete with box and original packing. Mint. Price includes 15% VAT for EU and UK buyers.
  Nikon 85mm f1.4: £575 / $900 / €595
As new (six months old), still under warranty and complete with box and original packing. Mint. Price includes 15% VAT for EU and UK buyers.
  Nikon 70-300mm VR: £325 / $450 / €345
As new (six months old), still under warranty and complete with box and original packing. Mint. Price includes 15% VAT for EU and UK buyers.
  Nikon 28-80mm G f3.3-f5.6: £60 / $90 / €70
Amazing lens for the money: killer 'sleeper' lens. Superb condition, no box. VAT not applicable.
  Canon 50mm f1.8 AF: £65 / $95 / €75
AKA: nifty fifty, plastic fantastic, etc. Another superb lens for the money. As-new condition, less than six months old. Complete with box and all original packing. Price includes 15% VAT for UK and EU customers.
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Canon 1D Mark III: £1795 / $2495

Very tidy Mark III Canon professional sports camera, complete with original packaging and box. Comes with 12-month back to base warranty backed by UK high street supplier.
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Canon 1Ds Mark II: £1850 / $2650
Absolutely mint, as new condition, complete with original packaging, box, manuals, etc. Less than 1000 actuations from new. Rare opportunity to obtain a special camera at a bargain price.
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Nikon 35mm f2.8 PC-Nikkor Shift lens: £195 (plus VAT)
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Mint condition, complete with caps. Supplied with VAT receipt. Actual sample used in the recent 35mm Shift Lens Group Test.
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Contax 21mm f2.8 Distagon: £1,600 (Zero VAT)

Perfect condition Zeiss 21mm Distagon with leather bag and caps. Deservedly legendary. Pix pending . . .
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Zörk Panoramic Shift Adaptor (PSA) Complete System for Canon Digital: £895
A whole system for the price of a new Canon 45mm TS!

• Zörk PSA (Tripod Mount version) in Pentax 645/Canon EF mount
• Fitted L-Bracket
• Pentax 645 FA 35mm f3.5
• Pentax 645 SMC-A 55mm f2.8
• Pentax 645 SMC-A 150mm f3.5

This is simply the best way to obtain maximum shift movements on a Canon digital body. The Zörk Panoramic Shift Adaptor permits movements of up to 22mm, and is the only system designed for DSLRs to accommodate parallax-free stitching. The lenses I'm selling with it have been chery-picked for ultimate performance: the Pentax FA35 is just the greatest medium format retrofocus wide angle ever. The SMC-A 55mm f2.8 is a cracking manual focus Pentax 645 lens that outperforms the Hasselblad 50mm CF. And the butter smooth manual focus 150mm f3.5 is even better at distance than the Hasselblad, Mamiya and Pentax Macro 120mm lenses. In my opinion (and that of Zörk in Germany), the Pentax 645 range is the best array of MF lenses ever, with a beautiful, Zeiss-like drawing style and bottomless resolution. Until a digital Pentax 645 option arrives, this remains the best way to unlock that potential in the digital realm. Pix pending.

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Contax/Yashica mount Zeiss Distagon AE 35mm f2.8: £85
This is the actual sample (serial 5955613) used in all tests up to November 2007. So you may already know how good it is! It's pretty much been the best thing I can find at the focal length, convincingly besting the Leica equivalent. The only thing I've found to better it fractionally is the 35-70mm zoom at smaller apertures, but the prime has far less barrel distortion. Focus and apertures are smooth: there is a graze on the outer casing at the front, so it's not mint, but it is a guaranteed great performer. Matched Contax/EOS adaptor also available.
  Vivitar 2x Teleconverter for Mamiya 645: £35
I was amazed to discover how good this 2x converter is. Then again, it seems to be identical to the one Vivitar formulated for Hasselblad so perhaps I shouldn't have been shocked to discover how little it degrades the performance of a good manual focus prime. Mint condition but missing rear Mamiya cap.
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Contax PC-Distagon Zeiss 35mm f2.8 shift lens: £795
The best 35mm shift lens. Amazing performance shifted and when used as a straight prime lens. Superb condition. Actual sample used in the recent
35mm Shift Lens Group Test.
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Zeiss 120mm f2.8 Tilt lens for Canon EF: £195
If you've ever looked enviously at the Canon 90mm T/S but wondered whether it was worth the money, this is the lens for you. Not only is in better optically in just about every way, it's less than half the price. This Pentacon Six 120mm Zeiss Jena Biometar f2.8 is mounted in a P6-Canon tilting adaptor that provides 8° movements. The lens is superbly sharp and aberration free wide open, and has produced some of the most detailed full frame captures I've seen, with and without movements. When you're generating 19MB CR2s on a 5D you know something is right. Great, great bargain. Pix pending.
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Zörk MultiFocus System (MFS) + Rodenstock Apo Rodagon N 105mm f4: £450
This is the best way to use the very best resolving lens money can buy. The latest multicoated Rodenstock Apo Rodagon 105mm f4 N (not to be confused with the inferior S version) is the most outstanding lens in a range of truly stellar optics: even when used on a 645 body like the Mamiya 645, with full tilt movements, corners are still razor sharp at every aperture, thanks to its 100mm+ image circle. There is no better copy lens for close range work: perfectly flat field, massively high resolution and dead neutral for colour, distortion and aberration.

When considering these MTF charts, bear in mind that a full frame sensor will only be using the centre 23mm of its image circle, in which the lens is flatline perfect at f4. The Zörk MultiFocus on which this lens is mounted gives you a full 20° of tilt and is calibrated to give correct focus from infinity down to about 30cm. Because this lens is optimised for close range performance, it works superbly as a focal-plane-controlled macro with extension tubes. But even at distance, it will almost certainly outperform whatever else you've used at this focal length. The MFS has a Contax/Yashica mount, which works fine with an AF-chipped Canon adaptor (not included in the sale). It comes with a Rodenstock cap and a rare flexi rubber hood. In fact, these lenses don't come up for sale very often, and have made as much as $650 on eBay: they are about $950 new. The Zörk MFS adaptor is $617 new and even more rarely seen for sale used.

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Pentacon Six Zeiss Jena Flektogon 50mm f4: £95
Superb condition late model Flektogon from final production, complete with caps.
  Pentacon Six Zeiss Jena 300mm f4: £95 (Serial number 1001)
Quite a rarity, this: the very first lens produced under the new, improved quality control regime at Jena. Odds are that this sample would be a good one! Cosmetically, this is in superb condition, but there is a tiny wobble in the front half of the barrel. I can't determine any impact on images captured, but I'm happy to send samples to prospective buyers. Very sharp lens.
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Zeiss 85mm f1.4: £370 NOW WITH SPECIALLY MATCHED CANON ADAPTOR
Many consider the Zeiss 85/1.4 to be the best fast short tele available: certainly for colour, resolution and bokeh it is hard to beat: in particular the colour rendition is more vibrant than the Canon 85L, without being 'warmed up'. This is the HFT Rollei version, which comes with a matching Canon EF adaptor: infinity focus is guaranteed. The condition is excellent, with minor blemishes in the paintwork and a faint cleaning mark on the front element. None of these affect its great performance in the slightest: please let me send you some stellar full frame captures to prove it!
When it comes to volume photography, Brightlights really shines. If you want putting in the picture about what Brightlights can do for you, call Michael Keating on 01625 669456. Zeiss 18mm f4 Distagon: £195
This Carl Zeiss Rollei-branded Distagon is exactly the same, optically, as the ones made for Contax: the only difference is that the Contax models were finished with the T* coating, and the Rollei units were given the HFT coating, which is generally considered to be indistinguishable. This sample is not pristine: it has two loose paint flecks just under the front element which usually fall out of view when the lens is in a shooting position. There is a little brassing on the aperture ring also. All the Zeiss 18mm are touch and go when used on a 5D; most are fine on a 1Ds I or II and EF-S mount bodies. If you'd like to see samples shot on a Canon 400D, just ask . . .
  Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Rollei-Mount Distagon (HFT version): £95
These Rollei-mount Distagons are identical to the Contax versions in every way bar the coating. As such they are one of the best value 35mm primes available, and are ravishingly sharp in the f5.6-f11 range: on par with the Elmarits, at a fraction of the cost. Rollei-Canon adaptors specially modified to give infinity focus are also available for £40.
  Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Rollei-Mount Distagon: £75
As above but single coated.
  Nikon 20mm f4 : £95
Small modification made to the protruding fin on the rear mount which previously made it incompatible with Canon bodies. Well used condition, but perfectly serviceable. There is a scuff in the coating on the rear element. See pictures for how this affects image quality on a full frame Canon.
  Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Rollei-Mount Distagon: £75
As above but single coated.
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Olympus OM 28mm f3.5 G Zuiko (Silver Nose): £20
Much under-rated little gem: several tests have confirmed that the Olympus 28mm f3.5 has sharper corners than the Zeiss 28mm Distagon. This copy is in excellent condition cosmetically but has a circular cleaning mark on the coating of the front element, hence the discounted price! Email for pix . . . .
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Vivitar 6000 AF-C Ring Flash for Canon EOS: £25
Used three times only. As new, complete with box. 52mm thread (ideal for Canon 50mm Macro) adaptable to larger sizes with step rings.
  Rollei SL35 and Zeiss 50mm f1.8 Planar: £20
Classic Rolleiflex film camera body and Zeiss 50mm prime. The lens is stiff to focus and has a ding in the filter ring, but the Planar 50/1.8 is actually sharper than the Canon 50mm f1.2 L in the f5.6-f11 range . . .
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Hasselblad -> Pentax 645 adaptor : £30
FotoDiox version. Use any classic Hasselblad 500 series, C or CF lens on your Pentax 645 or Pentax-mount Zörk PSA.
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Sigma EX Padded Lens Case : £6 (postage £2.50)
Measures 200mm (H) x 130mm x 130mm. New and unused. Green. Once home to a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8; would suit any mid-sized lens.
   
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Hartblei 45mm f3.5 Super Rotator: £295 (Pentacon 6 (Mamiya / Contax / Pentax 645).

When it comes to volume photography, Brightlights really shines. If you want putting in the picture about what Brightlights can do for you, call Michael Keating on 01625 669456. SOLD: Zeiss Tele-Tessar 200mm f4: £45
Superb condition compact tele prime made by Carl Zeiss for Rollei. Great value for money.
Check the beautiful colour and rendering of this full frame sample (5.3Mb JPEG)
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Complete Mamiya 645 AFD System: £2,950 / $5,950 DIGITAL READY :
• Mamiya 24mm f3.5 ULD Fisheye / • Arsat 30mm f3.5 Fisheye / • Mamiya 45mm f2.8 C / • Hartblei 45mm Super Rotator or Mamiya 50mm f4 Shift / • Zeiss Jena 80mm f2.8 Biometar (late four digit version, with hood) / • Zeiss Jena 180mm f2.8 Sonnar (late four digit version, with hood) / • Zeiss Jena 300mm f4 / • Mamiya 120mm f4 Apo Macro (MF) / • Mamiya Auto Focus 55-110mm f4.5 / • 40mm and 80mm extension tubes / • Hartblei 2x Teleconverter / • New electronic shutter release / • Opteka shoulder strap / • Arca-Swiss / Acratech tripod mount plate

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Zeiss 16mm Distagon f2.8 Fisheye: £525 NOW WITH SPECIALLY MATCHED CANON ADAPTOR
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Canon 300mm f4 L IS: (personal private reserve): £595 + VAT (if UK or EU buyer).
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Canon 135mm f2 L: (personal private reserve): £380 + VAT (if UK or EU buyer)
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Leica 35mm f2.8 Elmarit-R 3 Cam : (personal private reserve): £195
This is the proper one: the late 3 Cam model with the sliding hood. Considered by many to be the finest 35mm prime money can buy. AF confirm Leica-EOS adaptor also available.
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Pentax 645 SMC-A 150mm f3.5 : £95
This is my personal candidate for the title of Word's Most Undervalued Lens. It's simply phenomenal: razor sharp, beautiful colour, silky bokeh. At midlle and long distances, this sample outperforms the 120mm Macro, and the highly regarded 180mm f2.8 Sonnar in Pentacon Six mount. When used on the Zörk PSA it stitches three shots to give an hFOV similar to an 80mm lens in 35mm terms.
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Pentax 645 SMC-A 55mm f2.8 : £125
Another great, great Pentax lens: resolves very similarly to the Canon 50 Macro on a 5D, but the colour is more attractive. Gives a nice wide image when stitched with the Zörk Panoramic Shift Adaptor.
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Pentax 645 SMC-A 120mm f4 Macro : £195.
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Mamiya 645 Manual Focus 45mm f2.8 C: £95
If you put this lens on a £25 Mamiya-Canon shift adaptor, you will have a lens that massively outperforms Canon's 45TS at a fraction of the cost. I don't know if they improved the lens in the N or AF version, but there's very little wrong with it just as it is. Email me for full frame samples if you're interested in the lens either on an AFD body or a Canon digital.
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Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 (M42 mount): £65.
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Contax/Yashica -> Canon EF/EOS adaptor : £30.
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Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L Mark II (New): £835 (+ VAT if in the UK)
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Canon 17-40mm f4 L (personal private reserve): £345 + VAT (if UK or EU buyer)
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Canon 17-40mm f4 L (New): £395
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Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS: £295
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Zeiss Contax 28mm Distagon f2.8: (personal private reserve): £140.
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Zörk MultiFocus System (Pentax 645 and Canon mount) : (personal private reserve): £165
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Zörk Panoramic Shift Adaptor (Pentax 645 / Canon mount) : (personal private reserve): £195.
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Rodenstock Apo Rodagon N 80mm f4 : (personal private reserve): £275 + VAT (if UK or EU buyer)
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Rodenstock Apo Rodagon 90mm f4: £245
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Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 AE Planar (Contax/Yashica Mount): £75.
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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR (Canon Mount): £195 (including VAT)
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Zeiss Jena 20mm f2.8 Flektogon: £165
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Canon 50mm f2.5 Macro: £130 (including VAT).
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Zeiss 85mm f2.8 Sonnar: £80
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Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.8 HFT : £40
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Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Auto S : £12.
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Nikon-Canon EF Adaptor : £10 (postage £2.50)
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Olympus-Canon EF Adaptor : £15 (postage £2.50).
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Zeiss Contax 15mm Distagon f3.5: £1095 (personal private reserve):
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Olympus OM Zuiko 20mm f3.5 Box and manual: £5 (including postage)