23rd August 2011, 12:00
I recently acquired a Minolta 7000 with 35-70mm lens,
Program 2800 flash, 14 x 49mm filters, remote control and lots
of bits and pieces all contained in a blue nylon Minolta carrying bag.
I offered it to several of the people who advertise in AP "We will buy your camera" and the best offer I got was £4.99.
It is all in very good working order (I have run a film through it) so can't understand the lack of interest.
This is a classic for goodness sake !!
Anyone any ideas. I bought the kit from the Diabetes charity shop and want to resell it for them for more than I paid
23rd August 2011, 13:28
old cameras are extremely difficult to dispose of. I had two, one of which was a very old Leica but the Auctioneers said it would not sell. You need to find a specialist sale for photographic equipment or possibly give it a try on Ebay.
23rd August 2011, 22:11
Thanks for the info on old cameras Hawkeye. I have two old Cannons 35 mm in a wardrobe that I will take to the tip over the weekend!
24th August 2011, 11:57
If anybody is within striking distance Sussex there is a camera dealer in the Arundel Antique Market who may be worth contacting.
See : http://www.arundel-photographica.co.uk/
Also in Brighton there is Clock Tower Cameras, http://www.clocktowercameras.co.uk/
Disclaimer : I am only a satisfied customer ....
10th September 2011, 13:58
You will not get much for your old film gear from dealers, yet a lot of people whose first dabble in photography was with a digital camera, are now looking at film cameras. Heard a true story recently where a dealer, at a camera fair acquired a collection of gear(film) from a recently bereaved woman. It was her late husband's camera and lenses. He had paid her £100, and was hoping to sell it all on for about £1,000.
Don't take any camera gear to the skip or recycling depot. Hand it in at a charity shop, or as suggested, try ebay, you will get more there than what a dealer would offer.
7th January 2012, 13:27
Some old lenses can be used on digital cameras, particularly the Pentax fit lenses (m42 thread) can be used on Pentax digital equipment with a special adapter.
7th January 2012, 17:23
Ask here George
7th January 2012, 17:37
I forgot to post that I sold the Minolta on Wightbay for £50.
I think the chap who bought it was a collector.
£50 is four times what I paid for it at the charity shop. They get
twice their money back, I enjoy a pint and the buyer is happy.
A good days work all round !