This past weekend, I dusted off the Biogon. It’s been on the shelf for nearly a year, it’s charms forgotten for a while, but shooting a roll through it reminded me why I like this lens. Glad I didn’t sell it.
In other news, I’m considering selling both my Hexar RF bodies and the 28MM and 90MM Hexanon lenses. I’ll probably list them on the RFF classifieds sometime next week, but if any one out there is interested, leave a comment on this post. Condition of all this stuff is well used. The bodies were my daily shooters for a couple of years, so there’s the usual paint loss along the edges etc. The rangefinders are clear and accurate. Everything is functional, although one of the bodies has had the rear eyepiece lens replaced with non-standard equipment, and the other is missing the retaining screw for the frame preview lever – lever still present – and has a slightly sloppy advance mode selector – fixable if you remove the top cover. Neither lens has seen a ton of use, but both show a bit of wear on the barrel. The glass on both is fine though. I have a feeling that this would make a good kit for someone who’s interest in picture making is greater than their budget. Anyone willing to buy the whole lot gets a Domke 803 (tan), a couple of 46mm filters (B&W brand, Red, Light Green, a few others), a Vivitar 285HV, a Nikon flashy sync cord, a Stroboframe, and a bag of expired Kodak 400 UC included at no charge. Please, someone buy the whole lot so I don’t have to hassle with shipping separately. Paypal preferred, but I’ll take a check or money order if it clears.
- Hexar RF body (retaining screw for frame preview lever missing) rear cap, strap and Nikon SB 30 flash: $400
- Hexar RF body (rear eyepiece lens replaced) rear cap, strap and Nikon SB 30 flash: $400
- 28 Hexanon F2.8, front and rear caps: $500
- 90 Hexanon F2.8, generic front and rear cap: $400
I’ve attached some fairly crummy digital shots. If you need to see something in more detail, I’ll try to get something better.