Used Cameras from Adorama, B&H and KEH

Recorded on November 2nd, 2016

In a rare moment of clarity, I realized today that apart from happening upon a camera at a thrift store or yard sale, the least headache-inducing way to shop for a used camera and pay any significant amount of money for it is probably through one of the major used camera retailers. Adorama, B&H Photo, and KEH are all reputable places to shop from, and they all have some sort of grading system to give you an idea of what you’re getting. Once you start digging into their listings, it’s hard not to pull the trigger on every good-condition Nikon F3 or Olympus OM-2n body you find.

KEH is my favorite because they’re so singularly focused on used gear. I especially like this chart that compares their rating values to other shops:


There are other places to get used cameras, for sure, but I’m just getting started with this. The world is truly your oyster when you realize what’s available for so cheap outside of the digital fence.

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