I've been to the last 4 or 5 Sydney markets and they're great fun. I have always come away with something that I'm pleased with. Most of the gear is expensive compared to e-bay, but as Mick notes, sometimes it's nice to touch before handing over the cash. (Just last week, had to send a nikon 200mm manual focus lens back after the ebay seller said Clear, clean, no fungus, and when it arrived it had a 5mm fungus blob and delamination starting... )

And even if you don't buy at the market, when you finish looking, you take a wander down the hill to darling harbour and swap stories with other market attendees while dropping back a couple of beers and a bit of lunch. Great way to spend a Sunday morning ifyou ask me.

Lasst weekend I was torn, market or richmond air show. Air show won...