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)

Offer: Canon EF-S 10–22 mm 1:3.5–4.5 USM[edit]

I bought this wideangle lens more than a year ago and then decided later that I'd rather shoot landscape with a Canon 16–35. Therefore, this 10–22 has only been used a couple of times. I would describe its status as "seldomly used, looks like new" which should be the equivalent of a 10 on the B&H Used Equipment Rating System. If you're interested, please let me know – otherwise I'll be selling it on eBay. Thanks, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 21:07, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Frank Schulenburg is this still available? I'm thinking of a couple of possibilities for this, both of which are Wikimedia-related. --Pine 04:55, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Hey Pine, yes, it's still available. Just send me your address via email and I'll ship it to you. It's basically a new lens. Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:01, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Offer: Two M42 mount Telezoom lenses[edit]

the Exacta lens

I'm about to throw them into the bay, but I thought I'd ask here first. I've got two M42 mount telezoom lenses:

  • Exakta 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 (the first four images in Category:Exakta zoom lenses are of this very lens)
  • RMC Tokina 100-300mm F5.6 (pictures to follow)

Picture quality is of course not as good as with modern zoom lenses, but they are both in good to very good condition. If I could get a few bucks for them, they would directly go into my photo gear budget. I'd also consider a trade-off for M42 or K-mount primes or possibly film bodies. Also, if you've got a 28-135(-ish)mm K-mount autofocus zoom you don't need, I might be interested (independently from this offer).

If you're interested, just give me a ping and I'll give you more detailed information about the lenses – otherwise they're going to ebay. Cheers, --El Grafo (talk) 13:52, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Update: I guess I'm keeping the Exakta for my Spotmatic, but I'm too lazy to sell the Tokina. You can have it for the shipping costs … --El Grafo (talk) 10:56, 21 December 2015 (UTC)