WTB: Yashica FR1 or Contax 139Q

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Adam F, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Adam F

    Adam F Guest

    I realise this is a long shot in Oz, but...anyone?
    Also if there are any 50/1.7 planars or 85/2.8 sonnars sitting around
    gathering dust...I have developed a sudden desire to go all manual focus.

    Thanks,
    Adam F
     
    Adam F, Oct 2, 2003
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  2. Too late, I sold all my RTS and FR and 139Q cameras and lenses. All gorn.
     
    David in Perth, Oct 2, 2003
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  3. Adam F

    John Guest

    Camera Exchange in Melb have a large contax range.
    JJ
     
    John, Oct 2, 2003
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  4. Adam F

    Snaps. Guest

    Would you bother buying from them?
    Most of their stuff is less than 10% under new prices.
    Of course getting Contax stuff new is another thing.
    Doug
     
    Snaps., Oct 2, 2003
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  5. Adam F

    Phil Guest

    I once saw a rather beaten up 50/1.4 ziess in a pawn broker in the
    valley (brisbane) for around $350, if that helps. contax stuff is just
    too hard to find in aus....

    Phil
     
    Phil, Oct 2, 2003
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  6. Adam F

    John Guest

    When I was buying Contax and Yashica I tried to get as much from Pawn
    brokers as possible. It's amazing what you find if you look around and have
    time up your sleeve.

    As for Camera Exchange, their prices are generally fine and based on supply
    and demand. I don't think they are not particularly expensive.
    JJ
     
    John, Oct 3, 2003
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  7. Adam F

    Snaps. Guest

    Perhaps that's subjective.
    I paid $2500 at Photo Continental for a (new) 70~200 2.8 L Canon lens 2
    weeks ago. Camera Exchange have listed on their web site a second hand
    example at $2300 in "Very Good" condition. Given that a warranty is not
    inherited, the price is less than 10% off new. Hardly worth the effort, all
    things considered.

    The Year they started in business I sold them a nearly new RB67 outfit for
    $1700. I was a little disappointed to see it on sale there the next week for
    $4200. Somehow when it smell like a fish, looks like a fish and tastes like
    a fish... something just has to be fishy. The thought that you would get
    some good value from them somehow seems to escape me. Time and their latter
    performance has not changed my opinion.

    Doug
     
    Snaps., Oct 3, 2003
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  8. Adam F

    John Guest

    See how much your RB67 is selling for at Camera Exchange today, probably
    less than they paid you in the first place, that's the market for you. Not
    defending Camera Exchnage here, i have no need to, but I think you are
    painting an unfair picture of them. Their prices are amongst the most
    competitive in Melb. Having said that, I agree that some second hand gear,
    especially EOS cameras and lens' are way too expensive anywhere in Melb, but
    this is still not a reflection on Camera Exchange. I would buy new EOS
    (instead of secondhand from any camera shop) any day.
    JJ
     
    John, Oct 3, 2003
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