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    Second Hand Camera and Gear stores?

    So just wondering if any one knows any second hand camera stores other than Cash Converters where I can get some gear here in Melbourne?

    Friend of mine is specifically looking for a Sony 85mm f/1.4 FE lens
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    I wouldn't buy a second-hand bootlace at Cash Converters.

    I believe the top end of Elizabeth Street still has three or four dealers.
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    Will be a struggle to find a S/H Sony 85/1.4 FE at the local stores!

    Like Tony said, middle end(not top end) of Elizabeth St. Top end is too far and you find yourself at the Vic market.

    Michaels on the corner of Lonsdale St(super expensive tho).
    Camera Lane a short walk from there in Lt Bourke St at Hardware Lane.
    Vanbar do sell some S/H stuff. In Fitzroy, on Gore St. Easy to get too. If driving, parking can be hard to come by in Gore St.
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    Sorry for the late reply, been busy all week

    Thanks Tony and Arthur

    Yeah, I reckon it'd be hard to find but still worth a try, there are those who buy into the system only to diss it afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitsnpieces View Post
    Sorry for the late reply, been busy all week

    Thanks Tony and Arthur

    Yeah, I reckon it'd be hard to find but still worth a try, there are those who buy into the system only to diss it afterwards
    Try Camera Lane ( 391 Little Bourke St ) they have second hand gear.
    Try The Camera Exchange ( 17/277-289 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill South ) I haven't been there for years but I'm told they're back to selling camera gear rather than vintage stereos, so probably worth a call or visit.

    As others have said, very unlikely to find this lens second hand at a store, but it could happen. Evilbay might be better.

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    Thank you
    Will give them a shot also

    Now my friend is looking for a Zeiss 12mm f2.8 also lol

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    What camera/s is your friend looking to mount these lenses too?
    ... cropped E-mount or full frame ie. FE-mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by bitsnpieces View Post
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    Now my friend is looking for a Zeiss 12mm f2.8 also lol
    Zeiss 12/2.8 is E mount only! .. not FE mount.
    That is, it will only really work fully on an NEX type camera, not a full frame camera, except that it will fit and work in crop mode without vignetting.

    Batis 18/2.8 is the equivalent FOV to the cropped sensor 12mm lens, but for FE-mount.

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    Have you considered one of the site sponsors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    Have you considered one of the site sponsors?
    That Used little beauty from NewYork Gazza will set Aussies back $1335.10 currency conversion, Duties and Taxes and then there is Postage.

    You can buy a new one here much cheaper than that.

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    I forgot all about the sponsors, can look into it anyways, but my friend has a Sony camera, just not sure which one, hadn't asked.

    I'll look into the Batis too, just incase. Thanks Arthur

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    KEH has an online second hand camera store in the USA.
    May be worth a look or to place an order if your friend has not seen their site.
    Has your friend considered the fast full frame Nikon wide angle prime lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitsnpieces View Post
    .... but my friend has a Sony camera, just not sure which one, hadn't asked.

    ....
    Yeah, it's important to know which sensor format it is.
    That is, E mount(cropped) or FE(full frame).

    Another wide angle option for FE is the 12-24 zoom. Very good image sharpness according to all reviews(Lensrental gives you a very good idea of it's sharpness).
    It is only f/4 though if f/2.8 was a priority for your friend.

    But again, if the camera is an E-mount, then the 12-24 would be a bit of a waste ... unless!! .. they also contemplating a switch from E to FE camera at some point too.

    From memory the Sony 12-24 is about $2K tho.

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    I would think these higher end type Sony lens would be very hard to find in a store second hand.

    Have you tried ebay, currently one there, also a Zeiss Batis 85 1.8.
    Mark


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