the camera is from KEH, a camera store from USA, not their ebay store
i sent an email to them in regards of the problem, for whatever reason... i am not going to ship it back to the US...
Sover is a F2 specialist in UK
he gave me a quote for the service already and it sounds reasonable
so i am going to send it to him...
This is a transaction you're unlikely to forget, isn't it?
Hope Sover sorts it for you, without too much additional expenditure.
Let us know how you get on.
I bought my FM2n from the States & have vowed that I'll never buy anything [of significance] Stateside again.
The camera's great, but it cost me a packet.
Infinitely better than a stick in the eye, Steve.
Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
As I said, the camera's great.
The last 5 photo's in my gallery were taken with the FM2n.
And I've since got an FE [from this side of the pond (at half the price) :rolleyes:] and that's even better.
I really do like the F Series Nikons.
And I really do like 35mm as well.
Last night I took some RAW images on the a200. Somehow it just wasn't the same. Very convenient. No real effort. And I guess that says it all. Out of 32 shots taken, I eventually finished up with 12 shots saved, edited and stored. I can't afford to be that cavalier about the way I shoot film.
I have to get it right; first time.
So, it's much more satisfying: knowing that you've put the effort in to create the image that's not going to need 20 minites spent manipulating it.
More & more I'm becoming a film buff
If you buy internationaly you are always taking a calculated risk.
Originally Posted by Strokebloke
We all know that.
What we all have to do each and every time is work out if the risk is worth the reward.
With 2nd hand stuff, the risk is quite large, with new stuff almost no risk at all.
I bought quite a lot of LF stuff from the USA last year when the dollar : pound was 2:1 and saved quite a lot.
However, the cost of buying internationally is always greater than first appears, so the cost savings are never quite as large as you imagined they might be.
You pays your money and you takes your choice
How "ugly" is ugly? (buying from KEH.com)
There's a prism finder II for an rb67, something i've been eying intently at since i bought my rb, for pretty cheap on KEH. But its listed as "UG". After losing an auction for the same prism on ebay to some *insert fun word here* guy who sniped me at the last minute, i'm getting a bit impatient. Is buying an "ugly" item worth it?
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Never bought any "ugly" items from KEH but my understanding is that they have obvious problems and/ or defects which may not let you use same until you CLA or fix the item. Some items even if fixed or CLAd will still look "ugly" due to heavy use. Read carefully the description provided by KEH for these classifications.
"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye." - Neil Young
& My APUG
My take, is that a prism that's graded UG by KEH might well have some blemishes on the glass that can't be removed. Remember that they say that all used items are functional, but for an UG item,that glass probably has blemishes that impact the image.
A BGN prism is probably beat up with some dings, but the glass is clean and silvering is intact.
An UG prism probably has some imperfections that actually impact the image in the viewfinder.
Of course, you could always call them and ask about the specific item. But I suspect that you don't want to buy anything less than BGN.
The other issue, of course, is how much the shipping is to wherever you are located - because you could very well be looking at eating the shipping both ways if you return the item.
I needed to return two camera bodies in sequence to KEH last summer. The first because they mistook which version of the body it was. On the second I didn't like the feel of a switch, felt like the detent was intermittent and close to failing. They refunded the price plus shipping both ways. The only thing you're out with a return is the time it takes them to process the return, which might push any refund on a credit card into your next billing cycle.
Originally Posted by dougjgreen
Learn how to snipe...... I feel your pain but I learned that lesson long ago and walk away with more then I loose at good prices because I found that if I bid too early I'm giving my "hand" away. Anyway.....
There is nothing lower then UGLY so please think of that. There is no worse then......
Just bid what it is worth to you at the beginning. If it goes for more than what you wanted to pay, who cares if someone outbids you in the last minute.
The only way you get beat out of an item at the last second, is if you hadn't bid what you were willing to pay early on.