Minolta 7000

23rd August 2011, 11:00
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, 12:28

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, 21:11
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, 10:57
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, 12:58
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, 12:27
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.

Pat McCardle
7th January 2012, 16:23
Ask here George


7th January 2012, 16:37
Hi Par
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 !