Firstly, I know that APUG does not condone trading outside of it's buy and sell forums and I'm not going to ask to trade people here.
Secondly, where can someone, like myself, look to trade for a nice interchangeable lens rangefinder? It seems that northern Ohio has nothing for camera trading, but everyone sure wants to sell me all their stuff for 300% mark-up.
I'm looking for basically anything but a Leica (considering that Leica bodies cost heads above what other comparable bodies cost). Leica-mount lenses are okay, though, because lenses *can* be cheaper than bodies. If I can find a Leica for a steal, though, I would grab it in a heartbeat.
I am looking for a camera to use as a general carry-around camera or street-camera and a Rangefinder seems to be exactly what I want. Right now, I will be using a Minolta X700 and the wonderful 45mm f/2.
I'm looking for something in the range of:
Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander Bessa R line-up, Konica Hexar RF, Minolta CLE, Canon line-up, Nikon line-up, and probably many others that I don't know of off the top of my head.
More bells and whistles (like metering at ISO 3200, framelines for different lenses, high flash sync, really sexy looking, etc) are appreciated.
So where should I be looking?
Toledo Camera Trader and photojournalist
Why don't you become a subscriber, and look for a trade here on APUG?
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Excellent advice Matt King.
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Sanjay Sen, 36, a champion of human and animal rights, died June 3 in a motorcycle accident in Wayne, New Jersey.
July 23 1975 - June 3 2012
lots of trading goes on here in the classifieds
you just need to be a subscriber ...
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Originally Posted by jnanian
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