Best Bargain you ever caught

Holoholo55

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I guess my best bargain was a PEN E-PM2 in good shape for $75. Bought it from a friend when he bought another camera. He gave me a discount because I helped him out with something. Still a bargain.
 

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At the height of the c-mount lens craze, before all the fast native lenses were available, I won a lot of 30ish lenses for $1,900. The lot included 3 Angenieux 25/0.95 lenses that I sold for over $1,200 each. Fun times.

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Probably the Pentax K-r I won for $25, when a repair shop stopped servicing Pentax bodies. A 5-minute operation to air blast the control wheel and it was good as new.

I might have an equal or better deal coming next week though, we shall see ;)
 
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I don't think of bargains in terms of resale value, but in terms of bang for buck. So my best buy was a brand new GX7 with kit 14-42 ii lens for £250 from a UK high street store that was having a sale to clear stock for the GX8. It's what got me into M43 and I've carried it everywhere since. I sold the lens for £65 making it an even better buy.

Of course if I hadn't bought it I wouldn't have also bought an EM1, panaleica primes or pro zooms, so best bargain is relative! I also don't think my photography would have developed as fast had I stayed with DSLRs, as the ease of carrying, simplicity of the technical elements, and sheer fun factor has driven my passion over the past year.
 

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Around 1970, I got a 4x5 Speed Graphic at an auction in upstate NY for $5. It was this just this odd black box that nobody else could figure how to open. I opened it about 0.5" and realized what it was. A year later I got a matching 4x5 enlarger for $15; it had a massive condenser lens. I still have the Speed Graphic but the enlarger was left behind in a move.
 

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Got a Oly 40-150/2.8 for $750- on eBay just after Christmas. It was in very good condition.
 

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Ordered a good condition used 50-200 version 1 and received a like new SWD with hood and tripod mount.
 

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G85 with the kit lens 12-60mm for 750$cad in 2017. Sold the lens for 300 so I basically got a G85 for 450$ with under 1 year of usage.
 
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To date, it would be a Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag not for $3,000,000, but for CAD$3 from Value Village during a 50% off sale!
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