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osmeier
10-Mar-2016, 13:32
Hi all

I would like to put together my first LF camera and was wondering other than eBay, ffordes & keh, where everyone gets their gear from online?

Thanks,
Olivier.

neil poulsen
10-Mar-2016, 13:37
www.igorcamera.com. I've purchased several items from Igor's Camera Exchange without problem.

Another that's definitely worth trying here in Portland is Blue Moon Camera and Machine. They don't have quite the selection, but they're excellent and handle some LF gear. See www.bluemooncamera.com.

osmeier
10-Mar-2016, 13:40
Thanks Neil. I will check out both. I forgot to mention, delivery to Switzerland is a must, although if love to visit Portland again. I had an awesome time when my wife and I stayed in Oregon for a week back in 2013.

vinny
10-Mar-2016, 16:46
Largeformatphotography.info

Jody_S
10-Mar-2016, 18:12
Largeformatphotography.info

There is a classifieds section here and many members in Europe, you will be able to see the ads once you have been a member for 1 month.

osmeier
11-Mar-2016, 00:27
Thank you Jody, Vinny. Not sure if I'd already built my setup 28 days from now or not.

Valdecus
11-Mar-2016, 02:43
New and some used gear is also available from Christoph Greiner Photo (http://www.greiner-photo.de) in Germany.

Cheers
Andrew

IanG
11-Mar-2016, 04:07
I can highly recommend buying from people on this forum and also APUG, meanwhile read the posts here about getting started with LF.

Ian

RSalles
11-Mar-2016, 04:19
Osmeier,

Don't forget Sinar also, it's Made in Switzerland and probably available in good shape around you, so, no importing taxes neither expensive freight etc, and last but not least, the possibility to check the camera "in-loco",

Cheers,

TXFZ1
11-Mar-2016, 06:54
badgergraphic.com

B&H photo also has some LF gear.

David

John Kasaian
11-Mar-2016, 07:18
Don't forget Jim at Midwest Photo Exchange and Equinox Photographic, and Freestyle.

osmeier
11-Mar-2016, 12:30
Thanks all. These are some great resources.

I did check out sinar as well, but to be honest my knowhow isn't quite there yet. I am coming from 35mm & medium format so LF isn't too complicated but the workflow does require me to research a little - which I am halfway through so far. I actually have a fairly good deal for a Sinar P2 with a host of DB lenses and film holders, which would be cool, but I do need to understand this DB concept a little more and how easy or complex it is to use mount a lens with a copal shutter.

The ultimate goal for me with LF is to settle on a single focal length (between 150 & 210) and then only ever use one lens. It will primarily serve to take portraits of my wife and family and friends.

soeren
11-Mar-2016, 12:37
Maybe to general
In Vienna
https://www.leicashop.com/common/en
Don't look in their lenssection if you want to hold on to your money :)

In Copenhagen
http://www.photografica.com/
And their Ebay shop
http://stores.ebay.com/photograficakobenhavn/

Also in Copenhagen whether they ship I don't know but if youre around pay them a visit.
http://oneofmanycameras.com/

IanG
12-Mar-2016, 04:34
Not sure what the Swiss system is but be aware that you may have to pay Import Duty and VAT (or your equivalent) on any purchase AND the postage/shipping from outside Europe, that can add 30-35% to the cost of buying from the US. It's something you have to factor in.

Ian

soeren
12-Mar-2016, 04:49
The Swiss system
http://www.sinar.ch/en/category/history-en-en/

djdister
12-Mar-2016, 08:28
Don't forget K.B. Canham, maker and seller of LF gear:
http://www.canhamcameras.com/

And Fred Newman of the View Camera Store:
http://www.viewcamerastore.com/