July 18, 2016 at 11:38AM

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Is there a good website where I should go to buy used gear?

I'm in the market for a camera but I would be okay with something not new or cutting edge, and I realized there's gotta be a ton of filmmakers with older cameras they've since replaced or whatever that they would be interested in selling. Nothing seemed to stick out when I googled so I thought I'd check here in case there was a place I don't know about. Thanks!

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You could check B&H, Adorama, Amazon and Ebay.

July 18, 2016 at 11:44AM

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Cary Knoop
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I've bought used from all of these places and have found really great deals. By far the best is B&H, I've bought "used" items from them that were effectively brand new. My last purchase was a Tascam recorder, all the accessories were sealed and the recorder still had the plastic film over the LCD.

Josh Zytkiewicz

July 18, 2016 at 9:11PM

keh.com is reliable.
Borrow Lenses sells used gear too (but I'd probably stay away from lenses with IS from them because of all the vibration from constant shipping they've endured).

July 18, 2016 at 1:05PM

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What's your budget ?

What do you want to shoot ?

There are a ton of second hand cameras out there, but each one has it's own unique drawbacks compared to a new camera, so you really need to know what might be a good fit for what you want to create.

July 18, 2016 at 2:11PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Of course, use discretion, but Craigslist is home to a lot of gear too, especially if you're in an urban area. Shucks, if you're anywhere stateside outside of Wyoming and the Dakotas, you should be okay.

July 18, 2016 at 4:41PM

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ebay

July 20, 2016 at 1:28PM

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Ebay( be careful) BH and Adorama

July 20, 2016 at 2:32PM

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Michael Militscher
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For anything in used photo gear, you can't bet KEH. Their only drawback is they do not deal in professional video directly. But for photo lenses, DSLR's, and mirrorless, they would be my first stop.

July 20, 2016 at 5:31PM

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Curtis Polk
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