“Any photographer interested in owning a darkroom need not look any further,” the seller writes in the description. “Complete, portable darkroom (used by the US Army) that is fully equipped with enlargers, trays, professional style print washer, timers… everything you need for doing your own processing and enlarging images.”
Chemicals and paper are not included in the sale, and they’re asking for $2,500, or best offer.
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Leica repair business, now’s your chance to do so. A complete Leica service business has popped up on eBay. It was previously owned by a Factory Authorized Leica service agent, and his complete set of tools and resources can now be yours for $138,216.
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to buy the complete set of tools, manuals and spare parts from a now retired Factory Authorized Leica service Agent,” the listing says. Everything in the sale was owned and used by a technician named Jorg Heumuller, who trained with Leica in Wetzlar before being sent to Australia in 1991.
Heumuller established European Camera Service, which became Australia’s only official service center during the 1990s. The business was responsible for performing all the factory service work for Leica photographers in the country, and it was filled with the entire lineup of special Leica tools that were used for working on the company’s cameras.
The $138K price tag is a relative steal, the seller says. Back in the 1990s, the entire set of equipment cost the equivalent of $500,000 in today’s money. The tools have since been discontinued, making them even more rare for those wishing to repair Leica gear or collect Leica history. And in addition to hardware, there’s a vast collection of printed resources included in the sale.
Another rare Nikon 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens is for sale, and this time in a rather unusual place: Craigslist. That’s right, someone around London is selling one of the rarest Nikon lenses through a simple classified listing spotted by one of our readers.
The seller says that the lens has some minor marks on “the threaded ¼-20 screw inserts,” but the body is otherwise in “perfect shape.” You’ll also get a custom foam carrying case for the lens and the original spec sheet, an instruction manual, and a 30-page repair manual.
Here are the other product photos found in the listing:
There’s no price mentioned, as the seller is currently “awaiting offers” from interested buyers. One of these lenses was listed on eBay in 2010 for $34,000, and another was listed in the UK a couple of years later for $160,000. We’re guessing the owner of this lens knows the value of his gear, but who knows — maybe you can snag yourself a deal!