I'd think seriously about getting any Technika that is older than a model IV. As I understand it, the IIIs have fewer movements on the front standard, and use less readily available lensboards.
If you cant do a Tech IV within your budget, then I'd lean towards the Crown Graphic.
More useful details about differences between the Tech models can be found here:
You might also find this article comparing Techs and Graphics (from the same site) interesting:
Hope this is of assistance
Last edited by Seabird; 08-13-2009 at 10:49 PM. Click to view previous post history.