Lots of Nikon FM2's and lenses - ex police gear

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  1. Nicole

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    Yesterday I was in Camera Electronics in Perth and they currently have "loads" of Nikon cameras and lenses for sale that apparently the police have dumped after converting to digital.

    http://www.cameraelectronic.com.au/index.html
     
  2. Mick Fagan

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    Nicole, do you have ball park prices?

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    Sorry Mick, no I don't.
     
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    Not a problem, I have already emailed them and will telephone at sparrow fart Monday.

    Mick.

    Ps:- got chucked out of the chat room for a final and fourth time last night, went to bed!
     
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    hello!
    am new to the forums here, a friend pointed me to it today.

    I've been on the lookout for an FM2 (given up on finding any FM3a's at anything approaching affordability), if you get any prices, it'd be good to know what range they're in.
     
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    At the Melbourne flea market two Sundays ago, F3 cameras were going for about $300 - $350 - $400 depending on severity of scratches and the like. Mint ones were asking $900 to $1800 (dreamin).

    FE2, three that I saw were starting around $350 (well used) up to $700 for what looked like mint.

    There were two FM2 units I saw, one of which was being sold by Shutter Box 03 9809 4711 for well under $400 with a six month warranty (I think) They are camera repair people, husband and wife.

    http://members.iimetro.com.au/~shutter/

    That hopefully will give you an idea of the slightly lower end of the market in Melbourne.

    Camera Lane in Melbourne 03 9670 0560

    www.cameralane.com.au

    had two interesting cameras two weeks ago when I was looking. F3 body $350 and an FM body for $350 whilst a FE2 was priced at about $575 (I think)

    The FE2 is the premium camera secondhand at the moment because of the match needle meter and fast flash sync.

    Personally I would prefer the F3 at those prices, you get one helluva body for the outlay. I have two of them and an FE2, prefer the F3 anyday for pure effortless picture taking.

    For what it's worth I think Camera Lane is currently the best pick for quality Nikon secondhand manual focus stuff in Melbourne.

    I've been on the lookout for a friend of late and am about to pick up a couple of things when I heard about the WA thing, I'll await Monday morning and telephone, then make a decision.

    Mick.
     
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    Thanks for the links!

    I'll have to bookmark it and keep checking regularly.
     
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    $495 for silver FM bodies $5xxx something for black FM bodies.

    $850 for FM3A bodies.

    Also F80, but I didn't ask the price.

    Considering the cameras would have had a hard(ish) life I tend to think they are a bit high in their pricing, however they will sell them as they are not being manufactured anymore.

    For these bodies it is turning into a sellers market.

    Thanks for the tip Nicole.
     
  9. Nige

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    that makes the FM3a look a good deal!