FD camera gear-- bodies and lenses
photographic accessories, darkroom gear, and some audio equipment
bodies | Lenses | Darkroom
Jan. 1, 2004
been having a hard time coming up with prices-- it sometimes gives me a
panic attack. I've put a number of items on eBay. I'm getting better though--
If I find completed sale prices on eBay, it helps. Of course I'll consider
offers. If you write me I'll let you
know when I put items of interest up. Please excuse me if I'm slow responding.
I have photographs
of most items, though I haven't put all of them online.
Price references: The best is eBay's completed auctions, but
Photo Exchange | Keh
are also of interest. Vladimir
Antonov's Canon FD eBay Price Guide is usfeul, though prices have dropped
somewhat since May 2003.
From Adorama's grading system:
D = Demo Demonstration
condition almost like new, might show very light use.
E+ = Excellent + Very
E = Excellent
Shows normal wear, might have minor scratches, glass clean.
E - = Excellent - Average
wear, may have small marks but no brassing
V = Very Good
Shows heavier wear, works mechanically fine
G = Good Shows
extra heavy use wear, glass might have scratches, usable
To pay for sale items (after we've communicated
and worked out a price), click on the PayPal Donation
button below. I'll be happy to entertain offers based on recent eBay sales.
Cashier's checks and money orders are also fine, just slower.
bodies & flash
Canon N e w F - 1 Original
box, manual, strap. Sold!
Canon F-1 (original) Extra focusing screen E (split-image microprism).
Flash holder (a shoe that slides over the rewind knob) has some broken
plastic, but it's perfectly functional. The original mercury battery still
works. It's no longer available, but the MR-9
battery adaptor from Criscam.com
allows you to use the readily-available Silver 386 battery.
Canon T 9 0
Original box. "The Tank." The body has been modified so film is not rewound
all the way into the cartridge. About one inch remains so you can reload
film if needs be. Includes original box, strap, manual, and two extra focusing
screens: clear and split image.
Canon Speedlite 199A flash. Works extremely well with the T90.
Canon FD lens data and test results can be found on www.kjsl.com/canon-fd/fdfaq-index.html.
Details can be found in Canon's online
Mount (older breech-lock); New
FD Mount. Photography
in Malaysia is a great resource for information on Canon FD bodies
Lenses include a cap and back cap, unless noted. Breech-lock (the older-style
mount) is indicated by BL.
Canon FD 100 mm f/4 Macro BL Illustration.
Canon FD 2 0 0 m m
f / 2 . 8 with Canon case. Optically and mechanically perfect. Exterior
Canon FD 300 mm f/4 L No lens cap. BL
C a n o n F
D 4 0 0 m m f / 4 . 5 with Canon
case. BL Rotatable tripod mount. Optically and mechanically perfect. Exterior
(barrel) is E-. Case is functional, but ugly and worn.
T a m r o n S
P A F 2 8 - 1 0 5 m m F
/ 2 . 8 L D Aspherical (I F)
(Adaptall/Canon FD mount) E+ Tamron's premium wide-to-moderate telephoto
zoom; their answer to the Canon 2 8 - 7 0 m m f / 2 . 8 L. Mint. Includes
soft case, reversable shade. In original box. Still manufactured, but not
in the FD mount. Illustration.
Tokina AT-X 28-85 mm f/3.5-4.5
E With 62mm Hoya UV filter and generic case. Has close-focusing range.
Very nice lens from an independent manufacturer. Illustration.
Canon FD 2 5 - 2 5 m m extension tube BL.
Canon FD 5 0 - 5 0 m m extension tube BL.
sold most of the large items.)
El Nikkor 80 mm, 105 mm f/5.6 enlarging lenses.
Gra-Lab timer (white)
Man frotto B a l l H e a d, 3 4 3 5 Q R (4 6 8 R C) with the popular 3157 quick
release plate. E+ Extra knob and spring. Heavy, sturdy head with variable
tension, ideal for studio use. Apparently identical to the 4 6 8 R C 2, shown
below. Sold! 2 - V i v i t a r 2 8 3 Flash units with accessories.
and text copyright © 2003 by Norman
Koren. Norman Koren lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he worked in
developing magnetic recording technology for high capacity data storage
systems until 2001. He has been involved with photography since 1964.