Many of us here at the Phillipreeve team acquire too many lenses (and sometimes also accessories) and with some of the manufacturers it also isn’t easily possible to return the review samples after we reviewed them, therefore a bunch of stuff is for sale now.
Update January 30th: removed all the sold items
I will ship to all european countries and all prices are without shipping. If you live in Germany you can add 7€ for shipping, within EU should be around 16€.
Payment is possible via Paypal or Bank Transfer.
I will only ship insured with DHL. If you want to come to Stuttgart you can also check out the lens you are interested in in person and we have a little chat.
All the items come without warranty.
If you are interested leave a comment with your Email address (it will not be visible to the public) and I will get back to you.
Former Review Samples:
Funleader 18mm 8.0 Pro
The E-mount sample from this review.
Comes in full retail packaging. Centering not perfect (right side worse).
39€ + shipping
The following items are from my personal collection:
Zhong Yi Mitakon 135mm 1.4 (EF-Mount)
I once bought a sample of this lens and also wrote a short review. Unfortunately that sample had mechanical defects and I had to return it.
One day my contacts at Zhong Yi offered me to buy this later improved (more durable mechanics, sturdier tripod collar) model and in the end I decided to go for it. Truth be told, I am doing little portrait and brenizer work lately and could put the money to good use when it comes to non-photography related expenses. So if one of you guys or girls is interested in getting this exotic lens I would part with it.
I also replaced the knock-off Dandelion chip it came with with a real one, so when used via Metabones adapter this is correctly recognized as a 135mm f/1.4 lens by my Sony A7III.
2799€ + shipping
Commlite ENF-E1 Nikon to Sony-E Adapter
The only adapter that allows you to change the aperture of Nikon-E lenses (the latest AF-S and PC-E lenses) and also rather mediocre auto focus operation.
99€ + shipping
K&F Concept Nikon F to Sony E Adapter
A simple adapter for adapting Nikon F-mount lenses that come with their own aperture ring. Light signs of usage.
13€ + shipping
Fotga Contax/Yashica to Sony E Adapter
Fotga C/Y to Sony E adapter. I added felt to the inside for better flare performance. Light signs of usage.
15€ + shipping
What happened to the money I got for selling those left over review samples?
Some of it I use to cover customs and taxes I have to pay when receiving a lens from overseas (which is usually the case), but what happens to the rest?
Thanks to previous sales I could already donate 300€ to a cat shelter in Stuttgart. I like animals, cats in particular, I live in Stuttgart and I am 100% sure the money will be put to good use and not just vanish in their administration (they also have a lot of refugee-cats from Ukraine to take care of at the moment).
The company I work for gave a refugee from Ukraine – who came to Germany with her daughter and had to leave her husband behind – a job and a place to sleep until they are able to afford to rent a place of their own. The daughter is is pursuing a career in the media department and very much interested in photography (architecture and street), but of course cannot afford any decent camera of their own at this point.
I decided to prepare a Christmas package for her containing a used Nex 6 as well as a Samyang 35mm 1.2 (thanks to my friends from Bulgaria who pointed me to a good deal!), the NiSi 9mm 2.8 review sample and a few things I added from my personal collection (Thinktank bag, 64 GB SD card, a nice book and a better charger). The Nex 6 and Samyang lens I bought from the money I got from previous sales.
From the money for all the review samples that have been sold beginning of January 2023 500€ have been donated to Ahbap, a Turkish NGO helping the people in the Earthquake area.
Thanks for making this possible by buying these left over review samples! – Bastian
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30 thoughts on “Lens & Accessory New Year’s Sale”
I’m curious why you are selling the 28mm / 1.4 since it’s the only 28mm in your “very best manual lenses” piece. What in that range do you find yourself grabbing for more?
One of too many fast 35s 🙂
I really like your reviews – they have been exceptionally helpful when I was building up my lens kit so far. In the past I often re-read them before making final buying decisions. The most interesting item in this listing for me would as well (as mentioned in Scott‘s comment) be the 7Artisans 28/1.4 FE+. If you‘d consider selling it to me, I would be highly interested. Shipping then would also just be inside Germany (or by paying directly and picking it up, when visiting friends in your region – planned soon, anyway).
Laowa 12-24 f5.6 released. Looking forward to your review. Thank you in advance 😀
It has not been released yet.
As soon as it has been, you will find the review here 🙂
Laowa announced it in China already, and there are a few reviews from Chinese YouTuber. Can’t wait to see your review😃
Hmm… if you are looking for a kolari-modded mirrorless… do you think you might evaluate the IR performance of lenses? I really hope so, because that is a whole new parallel world of lens aberrations to parse and examine, and I’m certain your reviews could explore new territory.
Not exactly my plan at the moment but we will see. First I need to find one which won’t be easy.
Interested in the 28/5.6.
Sent you an Email!
I already own the Brightin Star 0,95/50 and the Apoqualia II 1,3/35mm, but I would be very exited if you would decide to sell your MS-Optics Aporis 2,4/135mm 😉 If this should happen, please let me know. Maybe we could organize a cash & carry deal, since I am located in southern Bavaria…
Best regards, Christian
I don’t plan on doing that, but if I come across one I will inform you 🙂
We all know you secretly want to keep the TTA 35 / 2
I’m interested in Brightin Star 10mm 5.6 Fisheye (M43) and I live in Germany.
I sent you an Email, please also check your spam folder.
Hi Bastian, I’d be interested in the Brightin Star 50 / 1.4 if that’s still available. Located in the neighbouring lowlands.
I sent you an Email, please also check your spam folder.
Do you check all the lenses for de-centering?
Not the M43 ones as I don’t have a camera to do it.
TTArtisan 35mm 2.0 is fine, yes.
If you expect perfect centering from a 50mm f/0.95 or an MS-Optics 35mm f/1.3 lens I recommend not to buy either of them 🙂
It’s a pity I have no use for any of these lenses (else I would have been glad to buy it from you), but I just want to thank you that you donate money to the catshelter „Katzenhilfe Stuttgart“ :–). I know that organization and they really do a great job. So thank you very much! Another friend of animals and especially of cats –
Maybe in the future something will be on the list you are interested in 🙂
That would be great ;–).
I am interested in the AstrHori 50mm 1.4 Tilt, if it’s still available.
Sent you an Email, just in case make sure to check your spam folder as well.
gerne möchte ich den 7Artisans Leica M -> Sony E Close Focus Adapter kaufen. Ich bin ja in der direkten Nachbarschaft und kann das Teil auch mal schnell abholen.
I love this Christmas package project. Truly kind-hearted. Reading this in the morning (here in Canada) put a smile on my face. No doubt she will be delighted. What a great idea.
Thanks to you and the rest of the team for one of the most interesting gear and photography related blogs online!
You are welcome 🙂
Hi bastian, I’m interested in the 35mm 7artisan
Hi, I would like to buy the Novoflex Q=Base and Q=Mount.
Happy New Year! i would really like to see a Blog entry “The kit of the team-members in 2023” (like you did last year). Will it be passable?