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    Thanks, Matt. I actually looked at the orphan cameras page, but couldn't find a manual for the Rapid M. I was almost sad. But then you saved the day!

    Also, I'm sad again. I don't know where my camera is. I had a tracking number from the seller and last night it came up as being delivered...in New York! I live in California! That's not even close!

    I'm hoping that I was just given the wrong number and it's almost here. Best case scenerio: it arrives tomorrow in excellent working order.

    I have a 120 back on the way too. The tracking number says that it'll be here soon. Very soon. Maybe tomorrow. I hope it doesn't beat the camera here...

    But I'd love if they both got here the same day!

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    Cheer up bushpig! Here's one right here! Maybe I don't know enough about this camera, but they seem to be common on the Bay. Isn't this what you were talking about?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Koni-Omega-Rapid...item2309f58fb8

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    oh. Well I guess I should have read just a little further in the post, shouldn't I? Congrats bushpig. Hope you enjoy your new camera.

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    Still trying to get my camera. The guy sent me a new tracking number today that said it was delivered on the 15th...250 miles away from where I live.

    I have no clue what's going on with this damn camera, but I'm getting sick of dealing with this. If he sends me one more tracking number that says it was delivered somewhere other than Bakersfield, CA, I'm getting a refund and leaving negative feedback. Assuming it shows up in working condition (as described), he's currently looking at neutral feedback if lucky.

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    *sigh* I obviously chose the wrong camera to bid on. After all this time, he finally said he'd give me a refund and cancel the sale via ebay.

    I don't know if he was trying to scam me, but he tried to tell me to cancel the sale and THEN he'll refund my money. Sounds like an attempt at stealing my $200.

    Anyways, as soon as this guy gives me my money back, I'm gonna try again.

    I feel stupid for buying a 120 back to compliment the 220 back that the camera would've come with. Now I have a 120 back, but no camera to attach it to.

    What did I do to deserve this jerk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    *sigh* I obviously chose the wrong camera to bid on. After all this time, he finally said he'd give me a refund and cancel the sale via ebay.

    I don't know if he was trying to scam me, but he tried to tell me to cancel the sale and THEN he\'ll refund my money. Sounds like an attempt at stealing my $200.

    Anyways, as soon as this guy gives me my money back, I'm gonna try again.

    I feel stupid for buying a 120 back to compliment the 220 back that the camera would've come with. Now I have a 120 back, but no camera to attach it to.

    What did I do to deserve this jerk?
    The guy does sound like a jerk. If you don't get your money back pretty quickly file a "not delivered" report with eBay. They will almost always side with the buyer.



    The back is still good of you buy another camera. And if you don't fnd another camera its easy to sell. Depending on how much you ask I might be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhcfires View Post
    I have met another lady who likes photography, thinks film sucks, has a Nikon 0D200 and a few very nice lenses. She was complaining about the Nokton 50mm/1.1 lens I bought for my Leica M20. "Why can't I have something like that for MY camera?" . Is this a good idea?

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    Ya. Get rid of the woman. If she wants Leica quality, she should shoot Leica. Not digicrap. What in gawds name are you doing with a woman who thinks Film is crap? Get a grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    The guy does sound like a jerk. If you don't get your money back pretty quickly file a "not delivered" report with eBay. They will almost always side with the buyer.



    The back is still good of you buy another camera. And if you don't fnd another camera its easy to sell. Depending on how much you ask I might be interested.
    He refunded my money. It was a bitch to get him to do it though. I've been fighting with this guy for weeks. Now I just gotta cancel the transaction. Am I still able to leave feedback after I cancel a sale? He seems desperate to keep his good feedback, but given the chance, I think he deserves negative feedback. If you guys could read the emails between us, you'd agree.

    Anyways, I just won another Rapid M. However, unlike his, this seller didn't guarantee it works, so I guess I'm taking a gamble. But it was cheap, so I won't be losing much. Might be worth what I paid for parts alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    He refunded my money. It was a bitch to get him to do it though. I've been fighting with this guy for weeks. Now I just gotta cancel the transaction. Am I still able to leave feedback after I cancel a sale? He seems desperate to keep his good feedback, but given the chance, I think he deserves negative feedback. If you guys could read the emails between us, you'd agree.

    Anyways, I just won another Rapid M. However, unlike his, this seller didn't guarantee it works, so I guess I'm taking a gamble. But it was cheap, so I won't be losing much. Might be worth what I paid for parts alone.
    Make sure you transfer the money back to your bank account or credit card from Paypal. Don't cancel the transaction. That's how he gets off the hook. If there was no sale, then you can't leave feedback.

    If there was a botched sale, and you have your money back, he can cancel the transaction. But you still get a chance to leave negative feedback.

    I've had a few botched transactions. Sometimes, when I think the seller is really honest and everything just got tangled up, I'll even leave positive feed back that the person helped resolve it. But I have also left negative feedback when they seller was a PITA.

    Either way, YOU don't cancel your bid. He retracts the item.
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    When I was 19, I was stationed in Germany, and I was sure that I knew everything about photography and that the best cameras and lenses came from Japan. So I bought a Pentax MX and later a Nikon F2A and FE with several lenses.

    I did have a little Rollei 35T that was the first camera that I bought upon arriving in Germany.

    Some 20 years later, when I was living in Hong Kong, I became fascinated (obsessed) with classic German cameras, so while in Asia, I bought German cameras almost exclusively.

    These days, I'm shooting about 90% with German cameras and 10% with Japanese cameras.

    Around 1981, I let my mother (WTF!!!) talk me out of a Rolleiflex 2.8F for $300 and a Leica M-4 with three lenses ($400). I must have been mad to allow that to happen. No, just young ...

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