Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time
Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time

Ever buy a camera off of eBay from an Eastern Bloc country?

Hi Folks -

OK, for shits/giggles I'm looking at Russian cameras on eBay (think: Cheap medium format, or cheap rangefinder). A lot of them - naturally - come from eastern bloc nations (e.g. Ukraine). Now, some of these guys have 100% seller ratings, but lack of familiarity makes something vibrate negative with me. Anyone buy a camera that was shipped from, say, the Ukraine? Any issues? I imagine with PayPal, there's no credit card exposure...and you can't get a 100% rating by hosing your customers...but wanted to double check before I hauled off and bought more shit...


On the same note, anyone have experience with any Russian-built cameras? (e.g. Kiev) Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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