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Ebay, Egad. buying a camera

 
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Lyn



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Ebay, Egad. buying a camera Reply with quote

I am looking for a quality vintage Large Format camera. I am weary of reading, "Near mint speed graphic century graflex with kodak lens. [then at the bottom] "Excellent collector's piece (the shutter does not work and the bellows do not stay attached to the camera)..." on and on listing after listing.
Can you reccommend someone who restores these camera (Graflex, Meridian, Busch, Conley)?

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Lyn
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by Restore do you mean to like new condition or fully operational?
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Lyn



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply. I would like a fully operational camera. Cosmetics or 'original' aren't that important.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then, yes I can provided its not missing parts, screws and nuts excluded.

Many repair shops will not service old equipment as parts are not available, and the few that do will not guarantee the camera can/will be repaired.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

? "Then, yes I can provided its not missing parts, screws and nuts excluded" ?

Yes you can..what?

I was asking where I could find a camera (or what Ebay seller sells good cameras)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fix it.
post a link to the listing for one that strikes your interest that you need clarification with.

http://www.ebay.com/
http://www.keh.com/
http://www.pacificrimcamera.com/
occasionally
http://www.adorama.com/
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
http://mpex.com/
also see: http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/where-to-get.html#CommercialSites *may not be up to date/have dead links
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