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norbertwu

Member Since 31 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2014 09:39 PM
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FS: Sigma AF 14mm f3.5 Lens 14/3.5 for Nikon w/Case Rectilinear Wide-Angle

12 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

Underwater photographers who know their stuff (or have a great photography gear guru like I have) know that the old but good Sigma 14mm f3.5 lens is one of the sharpest wide-angle, rectilinear lenses around.  I’ve been a professional underwater photographer for a long while, and my guru (Ryan Canon at Reef Photo) recommended this hard-to-find lens for wide-angle shooting with my Nikon D800 camera. 

 

Being my usual overzealous self, I bought this lens on Ebay a couple of months ago, but then found another len in even better condition.  This lens takes great images and the autofocus works just fine, even with my new Nikon D800 camera.  Note that this is an older lens than the newer Sigma 14mm f2.8 and is considered sharper, and better for underwater photography (and likely topside photography). 

 

There are two things to know before you buy this lens. 

 

There is a small scratch on the lens.  I can't see that this scratch affects the images taken with the lens.  You can't even see the scratch unless you view the lens at a certain angle.  I took dozens of photos to show the scratch on the lens -- you can finally see it in the last image in this listing. 

 

The lens cap/cover is not the original lens cap/hood that comes with this lens. It's something I fashioned out of another lens hood and lens cap.  I bought this lens and it did not come with a lens cap.  It will be difficult to find another lens cap that fits this perfectly.  The one I've fashioned will work OK but is by no means perfect.  It is simply a cover that falls off, not like the original cap/hood that stays on.  You can likely put some rubber or wetsuit material on the inside of this hood to make it stay on.  I just kept the lens in the lens case or camera bag. 

 

Otherwise, the lens is in great shape and I am selling it for exactly what I bought it for ($255 plus 3% for Paypal purchases for a total of $263), which is a pretty good deal. 

 

Condition: GOOD

 

Condition Comments: Lens contains moderate cosmetic wear and light internal dust. Lens also contains lightly scratched glass.  Lens cap/hood is not the original and does not fit well.  See notes below. 

 

Includes: Rear cap, case

 

Fully Tested and Works Properly.

 

Item pictured is the actual item for sale.

 

If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  I can accept credit cards, Paypal, money orders, and personal checks.  Money orders and personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks.  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.   I can ship internationally via Fedex International Priority or Economy. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Norbert Wu

 

 

 


old but good Mac Pro for sale

22 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

Mac Pro - Quad Core 2.66 GHz (4 cores total), upgraded to 5GB RAM, 1.5TB Hard Drive, SuperDrive, Apple Part #MA356LL/A; both OS 10.6 and OS 10.7 Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems installed!  

 

Because this Mac can run both Snow Leopard and newer operating systems, you can can run older Power PC Programs through the Rosetta software that is available on Snow Leopard. Therefore you can choose to run either OS 10.6 or 10.7, and run all your old PowerPC programs using Snow Leopard. Or you can start up your machine in OS 10.7 Lion.  

 

This is a very lightly used Mac Pro tower.   I used this Mac Pro in our summer home, and it probably has less than 100 hours of use on it.  I had two of these machines along with a MacBook Pro laptop. 

 

The best thing about these Mac Pro machines is that they can run OS10.6 Snow Leopard which is the last OS that runs older Rosetta, Power-PC-based applications.  These machines can also run the newer OS’s such as 10.7 and 10.8, Mountain Lion and Lion.  A new Mac will ONLY run the OS that it comes with and newer – so the only way to run older applications is to buy Parallels and a copy of the very hard-to-find Snow Leopard Sever – which is a pain to install and a pain to use, since Parallels Tools won’t work (transferring files is therefore a hassle).  I have two of these Mac Pro machines and I am keeping one of them.  These are indestructible, heavy duty, professional machines that just keep on chugging along.   They are loaded with all kinds of connectivity that you need such as front and back Firewire 400 and 800 ports, several USB 2.0 ports, and the list goes on.  

 

This model came standard with 1Gb of RAM and a 250Gb hard drive. I upgraded this Mac and put in a total of 5Gb of RAM and have put in a newly tested, partitioned, and loaded-with-software Seagate 1.5 Tb hard drive. For a more accurate description of this Mac, google "MacPro1,1 model " and find the results at everymac. This is the Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original), Order No: MA356LL/A, Model ID: MacPro1,1.  

 

I am including the Lion OS as an extra, as this Mac Pro came standard with Snow Leopard.  

I’ve completely reinstalled the software, tested the network connection, and everything works perfectly.

 

Here's some software that comes with this machine: 

Disk Warrior versions 4.0 to 4.4. Works on Snow Leopard through Mountain Lion.  

Photoshop CS

Carbon Copy Cloner

Extensis Portfolio

Filemaker Pro 9 Advanced and Filemaker Pro 10

Microsoft Office X and Office 2004 (these versions of Office work only in Snow Leopard)

MS Office 2004 (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Entourage)

Microsoft Office 2008 (does not include Word 2008)

Quicken 2006

Toast 8 and Toast Titanium

 

 

Asking $749 plus the cost of shipping via Fedex Ground to your address. 

 

If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  I can accept credit cards, Paypal, money orders, and personal checks.  Money orders and personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks.  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Norbert Wu

 


FS: Miller DV DS-20 Fluid Head with 75mm Bowl

11 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Miller DV DS-20 Fluid Head with 75mm Bowl, with Quick Release Sliding Camera Plate

 

This is a Miller fluid head that is in mint cosmetic and working condition.  I bought it for a project, but another manufacturer ended up sponsoring the project and donating all the support gear needed for the project.  This is a great fluid head, payload 22 lb. 

 

Product Highlights

•    Supports Up to 22 lb

•    Dynamic Fluid Drag System

•    Disc Lock Pan/Tilt Braking System

•    Sliding Camera Plate

•    Selectable Counterbalance (2 Settings)

75mm Ball Leveling with Bubble Level

 

 

This head sells for $1177 at B & H Photo.  I am selling this head for $950. 

 

 

If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com.  Please no phone calls.  I am happy to entertain reasonable offers.  I can accept credit cards, Paypal, money orders, and personal checks.  Money orders and personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks.  Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages).  If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Norbert Wu


For Sale: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens

03 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens

Brand New, In Box with All Original Accessories

This is a brand new lens, never used, in the box with all original accessories. I bought it for a period when I switched from Nikon to Canon camera bodies for shooting underwater. With the new Nikon bodies (D7000, D800), I am going back to using Nikon gear. This is the US version of the lens, not grey market.


I see that the lens (US version) sells for $1699 on B&H.

Asking $1545 plus shipping.

If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com. Please no phone calls. I am happy to entertain reasonable offers. I can accept credit cards, Paypal, money orders, and personal checks. Money orders and personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks. Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages). If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.

Thanks!

Norb Wu

For Sale: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8 AF-S IF ED G Lens MINT

03 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Mint Condition, a Coveted Professional Wide-Angle Lens

I bought this lens in late 2011, and just never got around to using it (hey, I am an underwater guy, and I don’t shoot that much topside!). It has sat on the counter in my humidity-controlled workshop for the past 14 months. I’ve used it for a grand total of two times for about 20 minutes to try it out.

This lens is in excellent shape, showing no signs of wear, no scuff marks, scratches etc. Glass is perfect, focusing is perfect and firm, no dings or scratches.

This sale will include the original front and rear lens caps, instruction booklet, and lens hood. Sorry but I can’t find the box.

I see that the lens sells for $2000 on B&H.

Asking $1799 for the lens and accessories.

If you are interested, please contact Norbert Wu at temp2_at_norbertwu.com. Please no phone calls. I am happy to entertain reasonable offers. I can accept credit cards, Paypal, money orders, and personal checks. Money orders and personal checks will have to clear my bank before the product is shipped; which can take up to three weeks. Shipping will be at buyer's expense (at actual cost) and will be UPS Ground, Fedex Ground, or USPS Priority Mail (all of which give tracking of packages). If we conclude a deal, I'll give you a quote for shipping via one of the above methods.

Thanks!

Norbert Wu