Linhof Technika

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  1. amohiman

    amohiman Member

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    hi
    dont know much about cameras
    but i found my grandfathers old camera in the attic
    and its really old
    its a Linhof Technika model IV
    could somebody please tell me how i can go about selling this?
    and how much its worth?
     
  2. Prest_400

    Prest_400 Member

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    Well, this isn't the answer site, or the market (APUG does have a suscribers classifields section) but answering will do no harm.

    I wouldn't sell it. It's a great camera, a linhof. It's your granddad's camera so it's got more value than the money you may recieve, at least in my opinion it's that. Maybe you're having a hard time in economy, and you need money... But, keep it.
    If you get into film photography, one day you will regret it. Sooner or later, a film photographer ends thinking about large format, if you ever get into film, you've got already a large format camera!
    My usual words when someone asks about the value of the camera that belonged to a relative: Always keep it.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you want to find out what you've got, check the Technika pages at cameraquest.com . If you do decide to sell it, much will depend on the condition, the lenses and accessories included and whether the lenses have cams that are serial number matched to the lens and to the camera body. You could put it up on eBay and let the market decide how much its worth, but what you can get on eBay will depend on how well you can describe it and how good your photographs of the camera are.
     
  4. archphoto

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    Just to give you an idea: a couple of weeks ago a Technika V was sold without lenses, without anything for > € 830,- I believe.

    Keep the camera and start making photo's with it, they are great camera's !

    At one time I had to sell my Master Technika and still regret it.

    Peter
     
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    I have often wondered why the Technika is so highly valued. Understanding the wonderful craftsmanship on the camera, might one comment on exactly what makes the Technika a camera that is highly sought after? Not trying to be disingenuous at all, but very curious for the time that I might be able to buy one!
     
  6. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Wonderful craftsmanship, as you say, and solidity combined with features like an accurate rangefinder that can work with a range of lenses and continued availability of factory authorized service on cameras that may be as much as 45 years old make these very desirable cameras.