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    Should I trade

    As I am still new, like a baby's butt to film, I'd like a recomendation from the peanut gallery as to whether I should take this trade. I posted on Craigslist that I've got a gun to get rid of and a guy replied with this,
    AE-1P, 188a & 199a flashes (functioning?), 500mm Canon mirror lens, 70-210 Vivitar Series 1, 35-100mm Canon, 52mm Canon, 28mm Canon, bellows assy, doubler adapter, cable plunger actuator and some other misc accessories. I'll check tomorrow.
    Should this stuff total close to $400(given it works)? Thanks in advance.
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    Fireguy,

    When I'm interested in a trade or an ebay item I normally try to see what it can be had for at KEH, at "bargain, or on ebay by searching "completed listings" in the advanced search.

    http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/Produ...C=&GCC=&KW=ae1
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    Sounds like a plan. He says this Canon 500mm is some rare lens. I guess I'll look at these sites to see whats up. Thanks for the new website.
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    Just FYI, 500mm f8 lenses are anything but rare. Make a list at KEH and add it up. Sounds a little high overall to me.

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    I guess I'll need to see everything. Specs, condition, quantity could change a lot.

    Should I assume from your statement that the 500mm he is speaking of is a f8?
    -Chris

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    Most all of those mirror reflex lens are f/8. I have a 600mm sigma f/8 that fits my nikon gear and they can be had for under $100. Mark's suggestion of pricing the stuff at KEH is a good one.
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    I just processed the first roll out of my AV-1 last night. I think those might actually come out.

    Oh yeah, about the pricing. I'm horrible, but KEH looks a little higher than Ebay. If I'm looking for prices for this guy, I might go Ebay. Are those mirror lenses worth a damn?
    -Chris

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    The AE-1p is a good camera, but they can be had cheaply, and are often in pretty poor condition.
    -Check the light seals and see if there is a shutter squeak-
    None of the equipment listed is really ~special~, so prices vary quite a bit.
    Myself I wouldn't pay over $200 for all of it, and only if it was in really pristine condition.

    If the item you are trading is pretty common and not a really desired item, it may be a fair trade. if you have a more desirable item that is likely to go up in value, i'd say no way.

    I hope that helps.

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    Given current market conditions, the canon AE-1p and two canon prime lenses....might be worth $100 even if it is in perfect condition (VERY Unlikely). The rest of the the stuff is mostly junk and certainly not worth much. I'd pass if what you're offering to trade is really valued close to $400.

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    For $400 i'd look for an F1 and a couple prime lenses.

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