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  1. MikeEvangelist

    12-24 mm lenses: f4 G vs f2.8 GM?

    I've shot both, and currently have the GM. They are both outstanding lenses. Since you don't need the extra light gathering of the GM, I'd say go for the ƒ4. Two more date points: • I've heard the GM has better flare control. I don't see it in the kind of work I do, but it could be relevant...
  2. MikeEvangelist

    Stop the upgrade Madness

    I've pre-ordered one from B&H. ;)
  3. MikeEvangelist

    A major update!

    Looking great so far. Thanks for all the hard work!
  4. MikeEvangelist

    Vintage Leicaflex SL camera with 135mm ƒ2.8 Elmarit R

    Nice classic Leicaflex SL body plus vintage 135mm ƒ2.8 Elmarit R lens. $425 NET, including shipping to CONUS addresses. Body is in great shape, with everything working as it should. You'll need a battery (Wein-cell) for the meter. The lens is a German-made version and is well used, with some...
  5. MikeEvangelist

    SOLD: Leica Digilux 2 camera - vintage classic - works great

    SOLD - Thanks for looking though! Selling my classic Digilux 2, in great condition. Minor rub marks, but everything works great. Shutter count ~2500. $425 net, including shipping to CONUS addresses. Includes - • Camera • Lens hood & cap • Leica charger • Leica battery • 2GB SD card (the...
  6. MikeEvangelist

    Sony 24/1.4 GM

    My first impressions: Nice size and build quality (as expected of a GM lens) Dreamy creamy-smooth out-of-focus areas Sharp, even wide open A few initial shots on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevangelist/albums/72157697106458870
  7. MikeEvangelist

    SOLD: Leica 8x50 BR Ultravid Binoculars

    Not camera gear, I realize, but thought some members might appreciate these truly great binoculars. 8x with 50mm objectives. Black body. Incredibly bright and sharp. If you've never used Leica binoculars before, prepare to be amazed. Robust magnesium & titanium housing, built to last. Great...
  8. MikeEvangelist

    FS: Canon FD 85mm ƒ1.8 lens & Metabones FD-to-E adapter

    Classic Canon FD 85mm ƒ1.8 lens Lovely little vintage portrait lens in FD mount (new style). In good used condition, with minor scuffs here and there on the body, but optically and functionally excellent. (I used it on my Sonys with good results) Includes front and rear lens caps (generic)...
  9. MikeEvangelist

    FS: Leica 28mm Elmarit-R lens - 3-cam

    Nice 28mm r-mount lens. Made in Germany. Based on its serial number, it was manufactured in 1978. In good overall condition, with minor internal dust and very minor cleaning marks (only visible with a bright light). Aperture smooth with good clicks. Focus is somewhat stiff for my tastes, but...
  10. MikeEvangelist

    Sony a7Rii body with 2 batteries - $1499

    Nice A7Rii body, in good cosmetic and operational condition. Minor paint scuffs on bottom edges where quick-release plate rubbed (see last image). About 15K shutter actuations. Just back from Sony Pro Services where it got a check-up, clean and recalibration. Everything works great and looks...
  11. MikeEvangelist

    SEL14TC Compatibility?

    The front of the Sony teleconverters actually protrudes significantly into the attached lens. Those two lenses were designed with that in mind. (Most lenses have components very near the rear of the lens mount, which would block the TC.)
  12. MikeEvangelist

    A6500 + FE 70-200mm f4 G - Overkill?

    I found the 70-200mm to be a great match to the a6500. The combination handles well and produces excellent results. Carlos Santana Some larger images I shot with the combo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevangelist/albums/72157666929717388
  13. MikeEvangelist

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead

    Classic BH-55 ballhead with lever release clamp. Excellent condition with a few very minor scuff (see the photos). Includes RRS carrying pouch. This is about as good as they get. Built to last and hold nearly anything. $375, including PayPal fees and shipping to CONUS addresses.
  14. MikeEvangelist

    SOLD - Zeiss Loxia 50mm ƒ2 lens for Sony

    LENS HAS BEEN SOLD - THANKS FOR LOOKING. Selling my lightly used 50mm Loxia. Fabulous lens, but it just doesn't get enough use around here. Pretty much like new. Includes lens, hood, de-click tool, Zeiss front cap and Sony rear cap. Priced to sell at $599, including PayPal fees and...
  15. MikeEvangelist

    FS: Sony SAL 70-400mm F/4-5.6 G Lens SAL70400G - $849!

    Excellent a-mount tele-zoom in like new condition. This is the original silver version. Fantastic lens for your a-mount camera, or on an e-mount if you've got the Sony adapter. Very sharp. Includes: • Lens with tripod collar • Front and rear caps • Lens hood • Sony case • Box Price: $849.00 -...
  16. MikeEvangelist

    Sony SEL2470GM - 24-70mm ƒ2.8 GM zoom lens

    Buyer fell through, so listing this again. Pristine used condition. A fabulous lens for your e-mount camera. Stunningly sharp, with great rendering. You will love it. In box with hood, caps, and soft case. Price includes PayPal fees and shipping to CONUS addresses $1750
  17. MikeEvangelist

    Sony RX100iii camera with grip

    Great deal on a fabulous pocket camera. Incredible image quality and unbeatable portability. (I'm only selling it because I got an RX1Rii as my 'pocket' camera) Gently used, has a few minor cosmetic scuffs, but nothing significant. Everything works perfectly. Includes two batteries and the USB...
  18. MikeEvangelist

    Sony 35/2.8, Sigma 35mm ART (a-mount), Contax 45mm & 90mm, Techart G

    Reshuffling my gear after getting the RX1Rii. A bunch of great stuff at great prices. Prices includes PayPal fees and shipping to CONUS addresses. Sony SEL2470GM - 24-70mm ƒ2.8 GM zoom lens - SOLD Sony SEL35F28Z - 35mm ƒ2.8 e-mount lens. Gently used with a few minor cosmetic marks on the...
  19. MikeEvangelist

    SOLD - Think Tank Retrospective 50 bag - slate blue

    Beautiful larger shoulder bag in great condition; holds a massive amount of gear. Very lightly used. This one is unusual in that it has a spot for a 15-inch laptop. With dividers and rain cover. $99 includes PayPal fees and shipping to CONUS addresses
  20. MikeEvangelist

    Fun With Sony Cameras

    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 Series Cameras( all of them) I just finished a little modification to my vintage Star-D tripod, to add a RRS quick-release clamp so I can more easily swap cameras that I display in my little vintage camera diorama. Here is the result, my 45-year-old tripod with my...
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