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    Bargain Grade Motor Drives from KEH, Y/N?

    Hey guys,

    So I was thinking about buying the MD-4 motor drive for my Nikon F3 for infrequent use and mostly for a bit of fun occasionally (sometimes it's just fun to wield a big, loud 35mm camera) I saw that on KEH right now they have an EX grade MD4 and a BGN grade one. I've purchased BGN grade before from them and I've never really been disappointed, but I'm wondering if there would be any mechanical issues potentially?

    Just wanted to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks!
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    How much of a gambler are you. Nobody has a crystal ball that can determine what the motor could turn out to be.

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    I've never gambled a day in my life.

    I guess for $9 I could take a chance!
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    I should say so... but for $9 I wouldn't expect it to work.

    Good luck.. I hope I end up being wrong. That would be a great buy!

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    I sent them an email to see if they'd be willing to inspect it for me. They've always been good to me in the past as I've ordered several things from them over the years.

    We'll see
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    They have a great return policy and usually state if an item does not function. I bought a Bargain MD-4 at about 12$ a while back and although the finish is a little worn, it functions quite well.

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    Good to hear! They got back to me promptly and said that while they couldn't send me photos of the item, they do warranty it for 6 months and guarantee that it is working. So for $9 I took the chance
    - Abram

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    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!

    Crazy Eddie probably went into the Witness Protection Program, and opened up
    a camera shop in Georgia. Their Prices Are Insane !!! The UG, and BGN Grade Grade
    gear that I've been buying is immaculate, with the very slightest of scratches . . .
    And everything works perfectly !

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    Agreed, KEH has always graded their equipment very conservatively. Been more than impressed a number of times.
    My real name is Patrick, not Joe. Long Story.

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    Got an UG grade F-36 drive on my F. Was originally sold as an AS IS drive, with corrosion in the cordless battery pack, and missing the coupler. I cleaned the contacts, sourced a coupler, and the drive works perfectly on the body. So, even the UG grade stuff is good for the most part.

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