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Nathan DeHahn
Film Handler

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From: Racine, WI
Registered: Aug 2010


 - posted August 09, 2011 05:09 PM      Profile for Nathan DeHahn   Email Nathan DeHahn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have been looking for a while for this camera. The highest money i willing pay for is 25 dollars no higher than that. For a working Canon 814 az. I just wanted a fully functional camera without any cracks or fungus on the lens. [Smile]

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Simon McConway
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From: Doncaster, UK
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 - posted August 10, 2011 03:58 AM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wish you well with that one. I'm after a BMW but the most I can pay is £20. Please someone help me...

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Joerg Polzfusz
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From: Berlin, Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System
Registered: Apr 2006


 - posted August 10, 2011 08:17 AM      Profile for Joerg Polzfusz   Author's Homepage   Email Joerg Polzfusz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

when you take a look at the eBay-prices listed in the Super8wiki, it's very unlikely to buy the camera for only 25US$ in the USA - even though it looks possible for eBay Germany and even though there are some US-American auctions where the highest bid is currently still below 25 US$, e.g. 1, 2 and 3.
(However at least one of the description mentions a crack in the lens.)

BTW: IMHO the higher prices on eBay USA are caused by Pro8mm who bought up several of these cameras to refurbish and to resell them as "Pro814".

Jörg

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Nathan DeHahn
Film Handler

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From: Racine, WI
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 - posted August 10, 2011 12:03 PM      Profile for Nathan DeHahn   Email Nathan DeHahn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Blame Pro 8mm for making good super 8 cameras expensive. It doesnt make any sense why the price go up. It is just a movie film camera, not digital. Nothing rare about it.

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Kirkamus Anderson
Film Handler

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From: hoenberg
Registered: Feb 2011


 - posted August 10, 2011 07:40 PM      Profile for Kirkamus Anderson   Email Kirkamus Anderson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
if there's nothing rare about it...find one.

Also let's get this straight a 814 usually goes for around $100 and has been for the last 10+ years.
and it's "just" a film camera, not "digital".

Why don't you pick up a digital camera from that era.
I bet you can get a VHS system for $20.

as someone who shoots lots of super8 I say, if you don't have more than $25 for a camera don't bother.

It costs more than $30 a roll after processing.

One 3min roll of film costs more than you're willing to spend on a camera.

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Joerg Polzfusz
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From: Berlin, Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System
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 - posted August 16, 2011 05:34 AM      Profile for Joerg Polzfusz   Author's Homepage   Email Joerg Polzfusz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
One 3min roll of film costs more than you're willing to spend on a camera.
Sure. But why spending 100 US$ on a camera, when you can spend the same 100 US$ on a camera plus two films incl. processing? [Big Grin]
The main question is: Why does he bother to find the oldest model of the 814-series (that still needs two 1.3V-PX625 for the lightmeter) when he can get newer versions at the same price?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Canon-814XL-Electronic-/220833318646?pt=LH_DefaultDomain _0&hash=item336ab106f6

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Michael O'Regan
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From: Essex, UK
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 - posted August 16, 2011 05:47 AM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
I'm after a BMW but the most I can pay is £20. Please someone help me...
Well you shouldn't have any problem there 'cos that's about all those German boxes are worth!

[Wink]

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Craig Janeway
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Registered: Aug 2011


 - posted August 28, 2011 07:52 PM      Profile for Craig Janeway   Email Craig Janeway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, just $25? I can understand that. I too am looking for the best possible price on used equipment, everyday. Chances are that for so little, you'll get very little in quality and function, unless you have a friend of a friend that knows a guy that has this camera he inheritied from Ant Betty, and wan't to sell it, but he doesn't know what it's worth.

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