SPECIAL SALE on Exhibition Prints!

_DSC1511Take advantage of greatly reduced prices on a handful of my Limited Edition Exhibition prints! These prints were framed and hung during previous exhibitions; they were either not for sale or failed to sell. The overmat and prints are flawless; the back of the mount may show signs of handling, wear, labels, framing points, etc. Only ONE copy is available at this special price – ACT NOW!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these offers. Thank you for looking!

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SOLD! Epson Stylus Pro 7880 24″ printer


SOLD! on 12/13/2012 For Sale: Epson Stylus Pro 7880 24″ wide format printer, running Epson OEM UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta inks. Includes printer stand, inks, user manual/software, and accessories. I also have the original Epson box/packaging should you desire it.

I am the original owner of this mint-condition printer. It has remained covered every day of it’s life when not printing, and has never had any technical problems nor required any service calls. It’s been flawless. I am only selling to make way for a newer/larger Epson. Read about the 7880’s specifications/details on the Epson website.

This printer is located in Long Beach, California, and is available for pickup or delivery in the greater Los Angeles metro area. Sorry, no shipping available.

I’m asking $1500 OBO, and I’ll throw in a couple of free custom printer profiles once you’re set up and running. I’m happy to supply ink and paper usage numbers to interested parties. Please let me know if you have any questions about this printer.

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SOLD! HP Designjet 130 wide format printer (24″)

SOLD!: HP Designjet 130

For Sale: HP Designjet 130

SOLD! The HP Designjet 130 is a 24″ wide tabletop printer that runs on a vibrant set of six HP Vivera dye-based inks. Note that these are dye-based inks, which are a little retro in today’s pigment-based printing world (a la Epson Ultrachrome). How does a dye-based print most significantly differ from a pigment-based print? Dye prints are made on swellable inkjet paper; pigment prints are made on porous inkjet paper. While you can use an 8×10″ Ultrachrome pigment print as a frosty-cold beer coaster, if you try this with a dye print from the DJ130 your photograph will turn into liquid ink impressionism. This generally means that all DJ130 prints should be framed, sprayed with a water-proof print shield, laminated, or finished in some other water-proofing manner. On the other hand, Vivera dye prints are beautifully rich in color and tone, and unlike the ink-on-the-surface appearance of many pigment/paper combinations, Vivera dyes are absorbed into swellable papers rendering an appearance more like a traditional photographic print’s emulsion. The Designjet 130 can print only on satin, semi-glossy, or glossy papers; matte prints are not archival nor up to the standard of pigment-based matte prints. The Designjet 130 makes a truly beautiful print, otherwise Charles Cramer wouldn’t have added one to his stable.

Why am I selling this printer? I own a small stable of wide format printers, and the DJ130 has simply fallen out of use and is taking up space. I bought this HP Designjet 130 printer brand new and it remains in like-new condition and in perfect working/printing order. I still have the original box and packing materials! The printer has always remained covered when not in use, has never suffered any technical problems, and has never required repair.

You can find more information about this printer on HP’s website, and the folks over at Digital Outback Photo provide lots of useful information on their website. Wilhelm Imaging Research has given the DJ130 with HP papers a permanence rating of 82+ years when displayed properly.

Some users have complained of paper feed issues with this printer. I avoided them by not purchasing the optional roll feeder (which seems to be the largest source of the problem), and have always fed it pre-cut sheets. Still, the printer can be finicky with paper feeding, so extra care is required to avoid problems.

This offer includes:

* Two brand new unopened 24″ x 50′ rolls of HP Premium Plus Photo Satin Paper. This is a really beautiful satiny smooth paper with a lustre-less surface;
* One partially used roll of HP Premium Plus Photo Satin Paper;
* Two brand new unopened HP85 Light Magenta ink cartridges;
* One brand new unopened HP85 Cyan ink cartridge;
* One brand new unopened HP84 Black ink cartridge.

The printer still sells new for around $1100, and the extras listed above are worth new about $225 on Amazon. I’d be happy to get $550 for the lot, excluding shipping or handling. If you think my price is too high or you can’t quite come up with $550, make me an offer. The printer is located in Long Beach, California, and can be test driven (suggested!) before committing to purchase. I’d prefer pick-up to shipping, and the printer should be easy to transport in most cars (that is, excluding the original box). I’ll provide you with a number of difficult-to-find URL’s to useful DJ130 online resources, and I’ll make you a free custom profile once you get everything set up.

Please shoot me an email (info AT michael-gordon.com) if you have any questions or you’d like to make an offer. Thank you for looking!

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SOLD! Wollensak Verito 9″ Soft Focus/Portrait Lens

THIS LENS HAS BEEN SOLD. Includes Wollensak Verito 9″ lens (focal length is approximately 229mm), 4×5″ Technika-sized lensboard, original Wollensak shutter, and one Canon press-on lens cap (indeed, it fits).

Who is this lens for? Anyone who works with a 4×5″ view camera (or larger) and who seeks a different look than you can achieve with modern lenses. I’ve made many of my favorite photographs with this lens, and I’m selling only because I picked up a slightly wider focal length in a more accurate shutter. Check out these beautiful samples from the VeritoYou’ll also find on my website numerous photographs that were made with this lens.

The glass is in nearly perfect condition: no scratches, pits, or fungus. The shutter has been CLA’d by Flutot’s Camera Repair as best as it can be, but is still lacking the critical accuracy necessary for the narrow latitude of transparency/slide film. According to speed tests, 1/5 = 1/8; 1/2 = 1/5; 1sec = 1/4; 100 = 20; 50 = 20; and 25 = 10. B & T settings work fine. The fastest possible shutter speed is 1/20th, but this is not a big deal for anyone shooting color or b/w negative film (it has never been for me). I had the lens custom-adapted by SK Grimes to a Technika-sized lensboard for use on 4×5″ (will work as-is with Ebony, Linhof, Shen-Hao, Chamonix and others). If you know how much Grimes charges for their work, you’ll know that this was not inexpensive.

Due to the finicky nature of the shutter and the age of lens, it is sold AS-IS. PLEASE ask questions before committing to purchase.

The lens is located in Southern California and is available for immediate shipment. I can accept ALL forms of payment. I am asking for $700 OBO. If interested, please reply to this post or send an email to info AT michael-gordon.com. Thanks for looking!

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[SOLD!] FOR SALE: Lowepro Trekker 400AW photo backpack

Lowepro Trekker 400AW

Lowepro Trekker 400AW

Sorry, but this pack has been SOLD.

I have one brand spanking new Lowepro Trekker 400AW, all hangtags attached, all original packaging, still packed in original box.

The Pro Trekker™ 400 AW is a lightweight, yet rugged, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack. It offers superior protection and comfort with Lowepro’s premium suspension system. Three, integrated tripod sleeves at front and sides of the pack store, protect and secure tripods, monopods, trekking or ski poles. Two large side pockets store larger accessories or personal items—one is designed for a hydration bladder and includes a seam-sealed pouch that can hold up to 70 ounces of liquid (does not include hydration reservoir).

Capacity: 1-2 pro DSLRs with grip and lens attached (up to 400mm f/2.8); 4-6 additional lenses; 2 flash units; tripod or monopod; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4” widescreen laptop.

You can learn much more about this pack here.

I’m asking $250, and will include FREE shipping in the continental U.S. I can ship internationally and will quote shipping cost if interested. I accept credit cards, PayPal, and personal checks (shipping will occur once your check has cleared).

Please leave a comment or email me if interested. THANKS for looking!

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SOLD: Ebony SV45Ti 4×5″ Large Format View Camera

Sorry, but this camera has been SOLD.

side view

I can see it now as I type: some will be rushing to this post to see if Michael Gordon has given up large format and “gone digital”. Nope! The Chamonix 045-N has become my view

front standard

camera of choice, and I’ve just acquired a second one as backup. The Ebony has been hiding in my closet since my first Chamonix acquisition (which was serial #92), so it’s time to let it go to someone who will put it to use. If you’re here looking at this posting, you’re probably already know that Ebony cameras are sought after and amongst the finest. So sought after that they’re very difficult to find on the used market. That is, until right now.

back standard, includes Ebony fresnel lens

You can get all the specs on the SV45Ti from Ebony’s site. Needless to say, in the Ebony 4×5″ camera lineup, the SV45Ti is only second from top of the line (the two SV45U models feature assymetrical movements; otherwise, this one can do it all!). It’s a full-featured camera built for a lifetime of use and enjoyment. This camera retails new for $2645-2845 USD depending upon dealer. The camera is USED in the classical sense. It is light-leak free and undamaged, but it has clearly visible signs of use.

bellows close-up

The photographs here are of the actual camera for sale. In the interest of full disclosure, the only ‘weakness’ to this camera is the aging bellows. Some wrinkles are visible and the pleats are no longer perfect (hey, I said the camera was used!) but to repeat, they are currently light-leak free.

bottom/mounting plate

I am asking for $1750 (plus actual shipping costs) for this camera
. If you are interested, please contact me via email. I can supply additional detailed snapshots of the camera if necessary. Thanks for looking!

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For Sale: Epson Perfection 2450 Scanner [SOLD!]

This scanner has been sold. Thank you for your interest.

Epson Perfection 2450

Epson Perfection 2450

I am the original owner of this scanner. It’s in perfect working condition, is in clean shape, and includes all original film holders, documentation, and box. This scanner has been well-cared for, and is best for medium format film, large format film, and documents/objects. If you need a 35mm scanner, this is not the one I recommend.

$75 or best offer, plus shipping cost. If you’re interested and my price seems high, just let me know! Thanks for looking.

Epson 2450 information from Epson
Epson 2450 review on ePHOTOzine

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