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    Where can i buy a MF in Melbourne?

    Looking at Mamiya 645 Pro TL, and was wondering if there is place in Melbourne where one can be bought.

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    I would suggest online is your best option, e.g. KEH or the APUG classifieds. Local secondhand shops tend to be very expensive because the store needs to make +20% just to make it worth having on the shelf.

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    Vanbar in Fitzroy has had one sitting there for ages, for about 4x cost of what you can pick up a very nice body/lens on ebay...:-(

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    ...if you want to have a sticky beak at one, to see if it's right for you, send me a PM and I can meet you in the city one day - I use a Pro TL and an older Super a fair bit.

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    Thanks Marc, I've sent you a PM.

    Yeah it look like eBay will be the place to go. Can get a great looking kits from US for a very good price.

    Quote Originally Posted by munz6869 View Post
    ...if you want to have a sticky beak at one, to see if it's right for you, send me a PM and I can meet you in the city one day - I use a Pro TL and an older Super a fair bit.

    Marc!

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    Another place that you might find one is The Camera Exchange in Box Hill. Same thing with the retail price premium...

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    there half a dozen on sale here in the for sale section. Also a RB67 in NSW
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...7-and-5-lenses

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    I am not happy with bricks and mortar stores in photography. It used to be fun buying from them e.g. in the 1980s and 1990s. Not now. Not at all. The game changer is online, and every street level store will tell you how true that is, to whoever's detriment/benefit. Do the wise thing and scout through the APUG classies. Wise up and go walkabouts in eBay. With the exception of my EOS1N and pinhole camera, scant little of my equipment has been bought in shops: all from eBay since 2001-2003, much of it ex-USA for far, far less than what could at any stretch of possibility be found locally, at a respectable price, and in a timely manner.
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    I'm with Gary.

    Make it easy on yourself: go to Michael's Camera Store and chat to them. Once you've had a shower to try to remove the feeling of being dirty and somewhat defiled, you'll head directly to the Internet.

    And never look back!

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    LOL @ Above

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