Hey guys. I think it is probably not a great time to be doing so, but I am considering selling my Hy6 54LV kit. I am looking to get a new car (after 7 years, 3 states, 2 oceans and 2 countries with the current one), and the MFD kit could go a long way towards easing that pain. I don't want to get rid of it, because I know I have sunk a lot of money in it, but frankly all the jobs I am getting of late are more geared towards the D3, and I have not used the kit as much as I thought I would. My loss is your gain etc.
I am located in Iceland, but I am an American and have both US and Icelandic bank accounts. I am traveling to the states on May 2nd for a week, and I will be in the NYC area. Serious buyers could take delivery of the gear then, or I could ship it from the US. This is an ideal situation. For European buyers, I can ship it from Iceland, though we are not EU, so I am not sure how much that may help. I am pretty well known here I think, but I also have 100% positive ebay feedback under the name vladsirin.
Anyway, I bought this kit in August 2008. The camera was brand new and the back was used very few times by another buyer. I bought the kit from Jack Strobel at Calumet, and I still have everything it came with. I just bought the camera and the back at that time. I had previously had an 80mm AF lens which I use with it. I compared my lens to the AFD lens on a 75LV and there was 0 difference at all, except that the AF lens I have has an aperture ring so you can use it on the older cameras. The back adapter is the standard non-rotating version (which is about 2000 dollars more, but you can buy it if you like...). I use the waist-level finder.
If I do sell the camera, I will also be selling all the lenses and accessories. I will throw in an older V system adapter to whomever buys the camera and back. In addition to that, I have the following lenses and accessories:
40mm Super Angulon
60mm Curtagon (in the US...I have not seen or used it yet!)
80mm Xenotar AF
110mm f/2 Planar
180mm f/2.8 Tele-Xenar AF (not AFD).
1.4x AF Apogon TC
4560 645 Film Back and Hy6 adapter (not cheap, believe me!)
In addition, I would also be selling my 6008AF, which would have the charger, film back, 645 magazine, wlf, long cable relase (30feet?), and a user prism finder (can be converted to the Hy6 if you like).
All these things are in good shape and functioning perfectly. I will answer questions about specific items as they come.
I am thinking 12,000 for the Hy6, 54LV and 80mm AF. I paid 15,000 for the camera and back alone a few months ago (and I got a great deal), so I think 12,000 for the camera, lens and back is a pretty good deal. Whomever buys it will have first crack at anything else they might like, and the more they buy, the more I will discount it. I am willing to split paypal fees, but buyer pays shipping. I am happy to meet with anyone in the tri-state area in person provided you can meet between May 2nd and May 10th. Buyers in Reykjavik preferred, especially if they are willing to trade it for a nicely used Land Rover Freedlander 2...heh.
If there is not interest in the Hy6 and back, I will be keeping everything.
Here are a bunch of pictures:
The back has three minor areas of covering loss -- there is a rubberized coating on the back that comes off if it comes into contact with something hard-ish. I believe these came from it being in a billingham, zippering it up, and then having a tripod resting on top. Suffice to say it is cosmetic only...I have never banged the back into anything and it is otherwise perfect.