Badger Graphics : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had experience with Badger Graphics, and how it went. Their prices seem to be unbeatable. There're even below B+H prices. I'm going to purchase a lens from them, and I will definitely ask if it has a USA warranty. I'm actually blown away by the "good" price on it.

-- Raven (, February 21, 2000


I've had very good experiences making purchases from Badger Graphics. They are inexpensive and reliable, based on my couple of purchases. I know another photographer who has also had positive experiences.

-- Howard Slavitt (, February 21, 2000.

I've purchased a Fuji 240mm lens from Badger. All went well and I would certainly buy from them again.

-- Gary Frost (, February 21, 2000.

I've bought from them extensively, and always been pleased. Jeff there is very pleasant and knowledgable. Their prices on new stuff are the best around, and I would buy from them by preference over anybody else offering the same price.


-- Nathan Congdon (, February 21, 2000.

Recently bought a Fujinon C 300 from them and was very happy with the good price and fast delivery.

-- Paul Schilliger (, February 21, 2000.

Hi, Over the last year I have purchased from Jeff at badger a Linhof Technikardan, 65,90,150,210 rodenstock lens and fuji 300 and 450. In addition, a few weeks ago I purchased a scheider 110 lens at price that was only a few dollars more then whites's in england. Jeff is one the nicest and honest large format experts that I have dealtb with over the years. I have always found his prices better then B&H. I cannot recommend him more highly.


-- steven rosen (, February 21, 2000.

Ditto everyting above, Jeff is a great guy to deal with, and this is what happens when you are honest, knowledgeable and offer good prices! I have bought several lenses and other LF items from him. Feel confident yet?

-- Bill Glickman (, February 21, 2000.

I'll add to all the above. I've had great experiences with Badger. Have no hesitation.

-- John Costo (, February 22, 2000.

One more positive vote for Badger Graphics. Simply Jeff has one of the best prices in US as well as his service. I quite doubt the USA warranty for significantlly cheaper prices on Schneider lenses, for example. Del also has non-USA warranty schneider lenses with Del's 3 year warranty at much lower prices than B&H. So simply ask Jeff.

-- Masayoshi Hayashi (, February 22, 2000.

I consider Jeff at Badger Graphics my primary source for equipment bot new and used. You won't be able to find a better dealer. B&H is usually more pleasant then they use to be, but they rarely match Badger's prices, in-house stock (on LF) or knowledge. On new schneider lenses, I believe Badger can get USA Schneider distributed lenses (at a higher price) or the same lens from other sources (at lower prices). It probably comes down to how highly you value the USA warranty.

-- Larry Huppert (, February 22, 2000.

Thanks for the responses. Either Jeff has some friends at this site, or I'd say he's a good guy to do business with. I live about fifteen minutes away from Abbey Camera, a professional source for photographers. I have had it with their arrogance on the phone, and either their lack of knowledge, or intentional attitude when asking questions. As a matter of fact, they didn't even know that a Rodenstock APO Sironar "S" existed. This is really o.k., its their attitude I refuse to deal with. Any source that I can do business with instead of Abbey Camera, I will. Thanks, Raven

-- Raven (, February 22, 2000.

Could someone please E-Mail the the address of Badger Graphics. I am looking for a reliable place in the US to purchase photo gear from.(By mail order) I am new to LF,and I have found this site to be very helpful with answers to questions that I would not thought about asking!

-- John Quinn (, February 23, 2000.

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