need some feedback before I commit

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  1. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am working a deal with a wedding photographer friend that is getting out of the business. He shoots the wedding with Blads, and reception with a D1X. The Blads are what I am working on. His rig is:
    2 - Hassleblad 500CM
    1 - Hassleblad 501CM
    1 - 50mm lens
    1 - 80mm lens
    1 - 150mm lens
    1 - 45 degree finder
    1 - 90 degree sport finder
    1 - waist level finder
    6 - film backs
    2 - Lumadyne flashes with brackets
    4 - battery packs for above with chargers
    all lens and body caps and other misc accessories
    1 - Tamrac case w/wheels for all the above



    The price we have talked about is $2000. All equipment is in very good condition as he really takes care of his gear. It's not wore out pro left overs. I think it's fair, what do you all think. I would really like to hear as many opinions as possible before I pull the trigger on this one. 2K is a lot of money to me right now. I have not shot hardly any film in 8 years. As I've mentioned in other threads, I'm thinking of the old days of brown fingers and cat pee stop bath. Just wanted to air this to see what ya-all think.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not up to speed on current prices but for 3 Hassies, 3 lenses and 6 backs...plus that other stuff...it sounds like a great deal.
     
  3. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I agree. That sounds like a great price. I'm sure Dimitri or Matt will weigh in, but if you've got the cash to spend, I doubt that you will be able to put that kit together for less from eBay....Plus you know the seller so you have some idea what you're getting into.
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Read my lips: take it!!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Wow!! All that for 2 grand? :hail:

    You know it's good equipment because has been used by a Pro and they know how to use their equipment, not abuse it.

    Gosh, only the three lenses would amount to nearly 2 grand!
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    See? :greenpbl:
     
  6. Steph

    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here in the UK that would be a great bargain. Here for £1000 (about $2000) you would probably buy 1x500CM, 1x50mm, 1x80mm and maybe 2 backs. Go for it!!
     
  7. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    If you don't take it, I'll sell my crappy car and buy it myself!
     
  8. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Good news, Cathy said to go for it, so when he returns from his trip it will happen. Will let you know when I get it.
     
  9. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Excellent! Let us know and early congrats!
     

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