Best place to buy Super 8 cameras..
Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:03 AM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:45 PM
They're based in Germany and are very helpful. Respond quickly to emails and prices seem ok (Seen many 814's go for more on eBay). They come with a 14 day return guarantee, and a 90 day warranty.
I've only just ordered my camera so can't really comment, but so far they have been very good. I ordered in the evening and it was dispatched the next morning.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:21 PM
Here are two on the UK's Ebay:
I've had a Chinon that I bought off of Ebay for $25. It still works, going on 5 years now.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:46 PM
They are a little pricey but reliable buys.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:59 AM
Definitely spring for the express shipping-- it's like $10 more and well worth it-- the difference between one week of waiting versus 2 months. Germany to California took only 5 working days.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:57 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:27 AM
From both sites I received excellent friendly communication and the cameras arrived well-packed and in the exact condition that was described and shown on the website.
Both are recommended. I also agree about the previous shipping comment. Shell out for the express shipping.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:08 PM
Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:02 PM
This guy (super8camera-shop.com ) is best known for selling over-priced bad and broken cameras and then making the buyers pay for extra shipping and even the repairs. An idiot and a fraud. Even claiming to not have known about deep scratches in lenses. He is just selling untested fleamarket finds.
I can attest to this as well (http://www.super8camera-shop.com/shop/). This crook's name is Uhmeyer. I got stuck with a bad Nizo S560, then had to file a claim with Paypal to get back money from a Canon 1014 I never received. He's great at answering emails only when you file a claim and telling you that all the camera needs is a "little petrol".
Order from him and you will get played.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:16 PM
I have a number of cameras for sale right now, most of them just serviced:
Nikon 8X Super Zoom
Nikon Super Zoom 8
Canon 1014 AZ electronic
Canon 814 AZ
Canon 518 SV
PM me and we can discuss details.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:24 PM
I'm still in search for either Canon.
Jon - tried to PM you but it said your inbox was full, so i've left you a reply in your post.
Rick - Thanks also for letting me know what you have, I'm really after the XL series opposed to the Auto Zoom ones though. But thank you anyway
All your help has been very helpful.
I missed out on a mint 814xls a few weeks ago, which i'm still kicking myself over.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:22 AM
I bought my Beaulieu ZM4 from Julian at www.super8ireland.com. It was expensive but the service was fast, and dealing with him from South Africa was easy.
I also tried to buy a Bauer from the super8camerashop, but the bank transfer bounced. Reading the comments above, I'm quite relieved.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:41 AM
I know canon's have a few advantages but i'd rather have a nizo. They are just much nicer to shoot with and have some really fun features like autom. b. I've been through a few canon's in my time and the only ones i still use are a 310xl and 310xlaf- not the sharpest of images but great for something that fits in your coat pocket.
If you're looking for a bargain thinglike high end Bauer, Zeiss, Minolta and Elmo cameras go for stupidly small amounts. I have an Elmo Super 108 M somewhere that handles and runs much better than the tank-like 814 (not an xls mind)