Friendly Neighborhood Hookup!

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  1. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    I'm really blessed to have an absolutely amazing camera shop near me. They have hundreds and hundreds of film cameras, lenses, bodies, and any accessory you could possibly name, in about every format imaginable. The best part, they're all unbelievably cheap (especially the MF and LF ones). I've posted a little about this in some unrelated threads, but I figured it should have one of its own. Their prices at the very least rival anything on eBay, and most of the time are far cheaper (in MF and LF, by several hundred bucks!). They've been in business forever and are extremely reliable. So, to anyone who's looking for a film camera at a great price, I'm offering my liaison services free of charge, because I know that most of us are on a budget, and I'd like to help out.

    So name a camera, lens, or accessory, and I'll hook you up for no extra cash if they've got it.
     
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    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Oh..and Mitica they do have collectables in pristine condition :)
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a great place. :thumbup: Maybe they'd like to advertise here on TPF. You should check with Hobbes or Chase; we might could steer some business their way!
     
  4. Alpha

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    It's a wonderful store, however their website just plain sucks and has maybe 1/1000th of their actual inventory on it.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do they have any screwmount lenses ( Asahi-Kogaku. 37mm ) for the Asahiflex? ~Not~ to be confused with the M42 screwmounts that were adopted by the Pentax Spotmatics?
     
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    I'll have a look tomorrow and get back to you.
     
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    The reason they don't have any, as I was told, is probably the same reason that you're looking for them. They're very rare items. Sorry :(
     
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    Hmmm, how about any lenses for Pentacon Six, MF?
     
  9. Alpha

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    I'm sure they probably do. There are tons of pentacon mount lenses on the planet. I'll stop by tomorrow and make a list of what they've got (assuming they have some. If they don't, I'll be very disappointed and relatively embarassed :) )
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes.. they are pretty rare finds. Thanks for looking anyways. I'm lucky enough to have a functional Asahiflex IIB with the standard lens.
     
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    That would be great, and just to be clear we're talking about PentaCON, not PentaX--it's russian, and not kiev.
     
  12. Alpha

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    I'm pretty well-versed in Soviet and German MF cameras. The Pentacon Six is notorious probably for being the best of the bundle. I had been researching them all a while back, and never ended up buying any of them because the only ones I could find online were either overpriced semi-refurbished ones, or from ukrainian sellers on eBay. This shop, however, does have a few of them in perfect working order if I recall, so hopefully they should have some lenses.
     

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