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    If you have concerns ask questions. I've bought lenses, camera bodies and odds and ends and I've always been happy.

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    i have bought a handful of things from keh.
    no bodies but ...
    1 ps, 3 35mm lenses, and 2 LF lenses.
    they were all bgn conditon and all arrived
    in better condition than expected. some things
    looked never used.

    but as with everything YMMV

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    Both my F4s were bargain grade. Like almost everything else I have. Both worked fine. They look used but they must be 20 years old. One advantage of the Fs is they were pro cameras so built tougher. Of course this means they often were used tough.

    Shipping isn't that bad IMHO. Unless you buy something like a case in which case forget it. OTOH shipping is high enough it makes sense to order a few things at once rather then a body today a lens next month etc.

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    No complaints about the 2 BGN lenses I've bought from them. I also bought a BGN N90S body. Cosmetically, it is worse than the lenses, with some deep scratches, and coating peeled off the back, but that doesn't bother me and is reasonable for the rating. It is fully functional, and has produced perfect results on the three films I have shot so far.

    The MF-26 back that it was supplied with went haywire after 2 films and rendered the camera unusable until I removed the data back batteries. Not worth sending back, so I am just going to leave the batteries out and do without the functionality.

    Living in the UK, I would only buy cheaply priced BGN bodies from KEH, on the assumption they are probably going to work fine, but it isn't feasible to return them if there is a fault so I might have to write off the purchase price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Gee all of this sounds rather disappointing about KEH, I was looking at some items there and now I wonder what's up with the testing and rating of cameras and lenses. I haven't made a purchase yet, maybe more info is required?
    I asked them specifically about this and they said that they rate on cosmetics ONLY.


    And, again, with one exception, I've not had problems with lenses from KEH - only with Nikon 35mm bodies.

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    I just purchased a Nikon N90s in EX condition for $109.00 from them. It looks brand new, not a scratch on it and everything seems to work fine except that it fails to recognize the DX code. When this roll is done I will check to see if someone purposely defeated the sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetfire View Post
    I just purchased a Nikon N90s in EX condition for $109.00 from them. It looks brand new, not a scratch on it and everything seems to work fine except that it fails to recognize the DX code. When this roll is done I will check to see if someone purposely defeated the sensor.
    I'm sure you already thought of this, but is the film speed set to DX (the value between 6 and 6400) when you adjust the ISO?

    The only reason I ask is that my used N90S arrived with it set to 100 and I assumed the DX coding wasn't working at first. It was only after two rolls of film that I was playing around with the settings and figured it out!

    Ian

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    I've never thought of that and didn't see a reference to it in the online manual I found. Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Jim, how much wear and tear was on the F4s[#2]?

    Is it worth paying $150 more for a EX body?
    Some scratches and marks, but no dents. Basically, just evidence that the camera had been well-used (but not abused) in its life.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv View Post
    The only thing to bear in mind with the return policy is this: you live in Canada like I do, so you have two shipping options. Either the very expensive (but super-fast) UPS Express, which is the only option to give you a tracking number, or the FedEx Letter Parcel or whatever it's called. The latter means that KEH give the package to FedEx, and at the border, FedEx transfers it to CanadaPost regular parcel service, i.e. no tracking number, and five weeks at least for delivery.

    Actually, I've used the latter, Letter Parcel service twice and both times, my package went from Atlanta to Malmo, Sweden and then entered the postal service there. It works, it's cheap but it's super slow.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?



 

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