Commons:Equipment exchange

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Equipment exchange is a forum where media contributors to Wikimedia Foundation projects can request, donate, sell, or barter equipment for the production of free content, including camera equipment, computer equipment, art supplies, and software. Equipment is not restricted to be solely or indefinitely used for free content production, but this should be one of its major uses. List items with one of the following prefixes:

  • WTB: A request for an item needed to produce free content.
  • Donation: An item being offered for free.
  • For sale: An item being sold at reduced cost compared to general market prices.
  • Volts/Hz: Some cameras may have adapters that will work in any country. Enter this in first post to save queries on it.

Offers should describe the purpose that the equipment will be used for, and any current equipment the offerer has. Offers may offer a lower amount, or offer another item in trade. Donators/sellers may review the contribution history of offerers to select an offer.

Exchange of payment information (e.g. Paypal account names) or mailing addresses should proceed through the Special:Emailuser function. For this reason you should have an e-mail configured in your user preferences. If you don't wish to reveal your e-mail, consider creating a temporary account at a free e-mail provider. All exchanges are at own risk and Wikimedia Commons receives no portion of proceeds and provides no protection from malicious parties or management of disputes.


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There is a Grants Proposal (relevant to this page) to fund cameras for Commons photographers here.

Open offers[edit]

  • WB: I shoot a lot of basketball games for wikipedia. Sometimes I do so from the upper levels near where the television cameras are and other times I am right on the baseline. I need a better lens for baseline situations. I would be able to shoot basketball for wikipedia better if I could afford the Canon EF 24–70 mm f/2.8L II or EF 24–70 mm f/2.8L lens.--TonyTheTiger (talk) 21:37, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Donation. I'm offering my Nodal Ninja 3 Mk II panoramic head (see here for an explanation of what it is and what it can do) to someone who has a real interest in panoramic photography (primarily interior photography as that is where a panoramic head is most useful) but does not have the equipment to take it to the next level. It is quite a specialised bit of kit so it's probably not going to appeal to a general audience. I was originally going to sell it as I've upgraded to a better model, but I thought there might be a chance that someone out there has an interest and it could find an appropriate home within the Wiki community. To use it properly, you would need a decent stable tripod, and ideally a ball head to attach the panoramic head onto. This is not essential (it can screw directly into the tripod base) but it would allow you to straighten the panoramic head properly so that it will rotate around the horizon. You would also need to use appropriate software, such as PTGui, Autopano or Hugin, which is free, in order to stitch the images together. The panoramic head should suit most sized cameras, only the largest DSLRs with portrait grips such as the Nikon D1 and Canon 1D series cameras would be too big to fit properly. I'm not requiring that you have previous experience with panoramic photography, but ideally you would be able to demonstrate that you could and would take advantage of what it can do. Diliff (talk) 18:51, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    Hi Diliff: I'm very interesting for this item. How we can do this deal? Best regards from Germany, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    I too would be very interested. I've done many exterior panoramic/stitched shots but fewer interior stitched images (e.g. Kings Cross station) because of the lack of equipment. My interior photos (e.g. for WLM 2013 and this and this) have thus either been wide-angle or fish-eye single-frame images. I have a good tripod, ball head, camera and a selection of lenses including fish-eye (for 360-degree pano) and experience with Hugin, Photoshop and Lightroom. And I'd be happy to upload any successful images taken with it to Commons. -- Colin (talk) 22:17, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    @Diliff:@Colin: OK, ok, I renounce in favor to Colin :-) And now I'd like to see a lot of featured images from you Colin. Best regards, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:27, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    I thought you were on holiday Colin! I tried to sneak this through while you were away! ;-) No, that's a pretty persuasive case for the item, Colin. Unless there is an amazing photographer hiding somewhere in Africa who would love the opportunity to do panoramic photography but can't justify the expense.... I'm sure you could also make use of it Alchemist but unfortunately there is only one. Colin also being nearby me would make it easier too, on a practical level. Diliff (talk) 22:43, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    It looks like I come to late :( David, please, let me know when you get rid of the Ninja Ultimate M1-L. Maybe it works then :) Poco2 23:41, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
    I would be willing to pass if someone makes a request who Diliff thinks is more deserving (e.g., financially less able to afford) and has the necessary other equipment/opportunity to make use of it. If I got the pano head, I'd be happy to make it available on loan to someone in the London/Hertfordshire area. And should I stop finding it useful regularly or outgrow it, then I'd also be happy to return it to Diliff or offer it here again. -- Colin (talk) 19:29, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
    Colin, it's definitively in good hands :) Poco2 00:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
    Excellent, I've always admired the work of Colin, you can now take better photos. Thanks Diliff --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 09:16, 18 August 2014 (UTC)