...So I really think I should push through and get this done, with large apologies to anyone who isn't interested in reading about this. It's about all I've been doing for the last 24 hours anyway. [Note: Sorry, but I'm not ready to list any darkroom equipment yet. It's all packed away, and I will have to inventory it before I know what I have to sell and what condition it's in.]
I don't know why I feel rich when I sell things for big losses. Still, this is kinda fun. I got all the shipping materials this morning and have heard from lots and lots of people.
A number of things have been sold. I will list items with pictures as I can get the pictures done. Please check back during the day for more items.
Leica M7 .58 finder and 35mm ƒ/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH. (version II), both Ex+/near mint. $2,100/$3,100, will sell as a kit for $4,800. [Camera body SOLD; lens still for sale.]
...And suddenly we switch to B&W illustrations, for which I apologize. For some unknown reason my X-T1 decided to reset itself this morning, and I found myself suddenly shooting in JPEG-only "Toy Camera" mode, in color, when I had set it on B&W and RAW. I don't know what happened. (And to think, that's the camera I'm keeping.)
Anyway, here's an Olympus OM-D E-M1 body in Ex condition with a slightly damaged box. I don't have the IB, but you can get it online. $750. [SOLD]
That's all for now; I have to get started boxing stuff up.
Arcam rDAC digital-to-analog converter for computer audio, new in box (unit was a warranty replacement). $225 OBO. [SOLD]
Voigtlander 35mm OVF (optical viewfinder) for camera shoe, Ex+ with box, $209 new. $135. [SOLD]
Nikon Nikkor 58mm ƒ/1.4G, Like New in box. $1,295. [SOLD]
Rollei Rolleiflex 6008AF body, waist-level finder, handle with hand strap, 120 back, charger, and battery, mint, never used, $1,495.
(Most 6000-series lenses will work, and if needed the camera can be serviced by Rollei & Hensel in Fairfield, NJ.)
Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless "clicky" computer keyboard, never used, $139 new, $75.
Konica M-Hexanon 35mm ƒ/2 Leica M-mount lens, Ex+/near mint, both proper caps, no box, focus and aperture action very smooth, $995. [SOLD]
Sony Zeiss E-mount 24mm ƒ/1.8 lens for NEX cameras, Ex condition, pouch, cards, the proper caps, and box, no hood. $675. [SOLD]
(Man, am I going to miss this one. I love this lens.) More soon, please check back....
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Peter Barnes: "What happened to your XT-1 is probably the same as happened to mine a few weeks ago. As I increased the ISO I inadvertently pushed the switch that sits under the ISO dial two clicks to ADV. (for Advanced Filter). Toy Camera is the first option for that setting. In my case, I had previously fiddled in that area, and the camera went to the Advanced miniature filter, which is an imitation of a lens tilted to decrease depth of field. Took me ages to work out what was wrong. I was sure a complex repair was going to be required. Hopefully it is one of those things I will only do once."
Mike replies: Looks like that's what I did all right. Electronic cameras means there is always a discovery still waiting to be made.
David Goldenberg: "Will the fabled Nikon Bokeh Meter be included in the darkroom stuff?"
Mike replies: Matt Laur already snagged that from me.
Christian Beck: "How did you get a mechanical keyboard and not use it? Too much clicky or just not your thing? (Thinking about getting a 'real' keyboard for some time, might be the wrong wish....)"
Mike replies: I settled on the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, and have run through about six of them. To the point that I have trouble typing on anything else. What's totally annoying is their main failure mode, which is that the letters rub off of the keys—a stupid fail.