Here's just a taste, because so many people are e-mailing me. Please don't contact me about these items yet; wait till I list prices.
[UPDATE: I guess I need to take that back and throw this open for dibs, because too many people are contacting me and asking for things. I'm working on prices now and will post an updated list soon. —M.]
Here's an incomplete list of some of the items I will be listing for sale: pristine Chamonix whole-plate view camera with three dedicated holders, in fitted bags (will trade for Deardorff 5x7 in good condition—"good" meaning, wear and age okay, crud and damage not. It will be for static display). Olympus E-M1 with very low use. This could be spoken for; I need to check with my friend John D. to see if he still wants it. Micro 4/3 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm ƒ/2.8 lens with hood; Sony NEX-6 body; Sony 24mm ƒ/1.8 lens; Minolta 35mm ƒ/2 AF RS lens for Sony Alpha SLRs or Minolta film cameras; Pentax 6x7 with metered finder; Pentax 135mm ƒ/4 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 ƒ/2.8 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° finder, and 80mm ƒ/2.8 AF-Xenotar lens; Panasonic GX7 silver body; rare Konica Hexanon 50mm ƒ/2.4 collapsible L-mount type lens for Leica mount (screwmount with M adapter); Konica M-Hexanon 35mm ƒ/2 Leica M-mount lens in perfect condition with both caps plus hood; Panasonic 20mm ƒ/1.7 Lumix G AF lens, first type, with fitted aftermarket hood; Canon EOS-1v film camera; Pentax FA 31mm ƒ1.8 lens; Nikon Nikkor 58mm ƒ1.4G lens; Nikon Nikkor 28mm ƒ/1.8G; Nikon HP high-eyepoint finder for F3; and a Mamiya 7 with 80mm ƒ/4 lens, black.
There's more but that's all I can remember at the moment and I think that covers the high points, mostly. I need to move this stuff out the door so prices will be designed to tempt. I'll also have a lot of nice darkroom equipment to list, including: the best densitometer; a Peak/Micromega Type 1 designed by Professor F. Koana and made by the Tohkai Sangyo Company of Japan; a Vintage Kodak Process Thermometer; an antique printing frame; a now-rare SaltHill print washer (probably for pickup only, just so you're warned); my "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; and what I consider to be the best enlarging timer...and believe me, I gave the matter considerable thought and research, back in the day. (Darkroom was not fun for everyone, but for those of us to whom it was fun, it was lots of fun.)
I think my one remaining modest Saunders/LPL enlarger will be free to a good home, to whomever is willing to come pick it up. The big AF Durst, the truly awesome Leitz Focomat IIc, and the big Saunders/LPL 4500II with its workhorse Apo-Rodagon 80mm ƒ/4 that paid for itself many many times over are all gone now. Sic transit Gloria Mundi.
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Luis Aribe: "Just out of curiosity, which are 'the best film reels ever made'? I had always thought that, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, reel is a reel is a reel, but it seems to have been just one of many gaps in my photographic culture."
Mike replies: They are made by Hewes in the U.K. and were sometimes marketed under the name "King Concept" in the U.S. Years ago they were about 4X as expensive as regular reels; current B&H price for a 35mm reel is $30.
They are heavy duty, beautifully fabricated, and have a welded plate with prongs in the center instead of the usual spring clip—much easier to load and much more foolproof—virtually impossible to "start" the film wrong.