For sale old camera equipment, all dosh to SSAFA

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I have a couple of Canon Bodies, and lots of lenses, not a clue about them, I cleared a garage for some one, if any one would like to buy them and forward the dosh to old baldy, I can arrange delivery or collection some how, as over the next week or so I will be moving around the country

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Canon AT-1
Manual camera, made from 1977. Full manual version of AE-1 / AV=1.
Great student camera. Lovely to use, probably better than a Pentax K1000.
Depending on condition $40 - £120 on evil bay. Needs a battery to work, but batteries readily available.

Canon AE-1
Shutter priority Auto plus manual modes.
Another lovely camera to use. Looks a bit battered
Missing the grip from the right hand side (from the rear)
£30 - £50 based on condition. Needs the same battery as above.

Canon FD f1.8 55mm standard lense.
Looks in good - nice standard lense. £50 separate from camers.

Teleplus 2x converter. £10 - 20

Can't tell what the longer lense is.

Vivitar zoom lense, looks like a 70-210mm f3.5 but can't be sure.
Ding on the front so cheap. £10 - 30

Vivitar 35mm.
£20 - 40
Nice little lense.

Canon Power winder A
£10 - 30

Flashgun & oddments £10

Can be moreprecise if you can give details about the two larger lenses.

Hope this is helpful.

PS, I have a Canon A-1 and used to have an AE-1 program.
PM me if you need more info.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I cant get to them at the moment as some idiot !! has stacked 2 tonnes of classic car spares in my garage
any body who makes a sensible offer can have them
just bung old baldy the money
I would rather it all went to a good home
I dont do Ebay
I hate EBay
40 quid ? the lot
 
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Vivitar zoom lense, looks like a 70-210mm f3.5 but can't be sure.
Ding on the front so cheap. £10 - 30
Looks very similar to mine (80-200 and mine has OM mount). Mine also has a ding but, like the one photographed, has a skylight filter fitted so, provided the optics haven't moved, it'll still work perfectly. Slow in comparison to OEM which, as I recall, are typically f2.8, but fine in good light.

Given the age of the cameras, if the batteries (probably SR44 hearing aid ones) haven't been removed, they may have corroded. That said, mine were a bit crusty at the joint after being in a wardrobe for 30 years, but hadn't leached onto the camera terminals.

£40 is far too little. Why not run a 48 hour auction on here?
 
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Looks very similar to mine (80-200 and mine has OM mount). Mine also has a ding but, like the one photographed, has a skylight filter fitted so, provided the optics haven't moved, it'll still work perfectly. Slow in comparison to OEM which, as I recall, are typically f2.8, but fine in good light.

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£40 is far too little. Why not run a 48 hour auction on here?
Good plan.
 
Good AE-1s go for £100 - £150 but have to be in near mint condition to make more than £100.

The AT-1 is a bit of a hidden gem. Again, near mint ones go for up to ~£120.

Cheap charity shop AT-1, a bit dirty but probably ok:
Canon AT-1 AT1 35mm SLR Film Manual Camera w/ Canon 50mm F1.8 FD Lens | eBay

Near Mint AT-1, serviced and working:
Canon AT-1 AT1 35mm SLR Film Manual Camera w/ Canon 50mm F1.8 FD S.C. Lens * Ex+ | eBay

Canon AE-1 - serviced and working:
Canon AE-1 Film Camera & FD 50mm f1.8 S.C. Lens - New Seals, Excellent | eBay

Lots of AE-1s about starting for £60 for working ones to £150+ for minty boxed.

both of these cameras are capable of taking excellent photos.

Main problems with the canons are:

Corroded battery terminals from rotten batteries
Duff light meters,
Shutter "cough"
Deteriorated light seals

Shutter cough (the shutter should have a nice clean ker-chunk sound) means a professional strip down and re-lubrication of the shutter mechanism. It's caused by old lubricant going hard. If not fixed will shag the shutter mechanism terminally.

Light seals around the back crumble with age as does the mirror buffer foam strip inside. The buffer is easily replacable and the light seals can be done with care.


I would be happy to take the AT-1 except that I already have too many cameras!

Pentax (by age): SP-1000, MX, P30T
Canon A-1, EOS-1100
Late father's Werra 3; Rolleiflex V

I'd be sorely tempted by an AE-1 program in silver finish though.
 
What have you got left?
 
I have shed loads of similar old gear. Was told by a dealer that I have known and dealt with for years and he is a straight up bloke, that he couldn't give me a penny for any of it, including a pretty comprehensive darkroom set up including a 5"4" cold cathode enlarger.
He pointed out a corner of his shop full of old film stuff that he would give to photography students at the local college.
He said I was welcome to leave it there.
Its a shame because most of that equipment is precision scientific stuff and capable of producing excellent images If you know how to use it, but unfortunately times have moved on.
Good luck though you may find a collector who wants it.
 
From what I can see, there is a bit of a revival in 35mm stuff - not a huge one, but it's a bit like the cassettes and vinyl in music - there are people out there that prefer the 'old' stuff. Might be worth finding out if there's a specialist auctioneers who would do it as a job lot? Save a bit of time and hassle?
 
There is a good market on ebay, but price is highly dependent on condition.
Film is popular.
 
From what I can see, there is a bit of a revival in 35mm stuff - not a huge one, but it's a bit like the cassettes and vinyl in music - there are people out there that prefer the 'old' stuff. Might be worth finding out if there's a specialist auctioneers who would do it as a job lot? Save a bit of time and hassle?
Can you still get 35mm films?
 
No problem finding 135 and 120, but if you haven't bought film for a long time the prices will surprise you!
Go on then? and printing?
 
No problem finding 135 and 120, but if you haven't bought film for a long time the prices will surprise you!
I've been tempted to run a few rolls through some of my older cameras, especially the seagull TLR.
Maybe once I've got some spare time, I'll have to see if my father still has all our old darkroom gear and do it all properly
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Good plan.
the cameras are a little dirty as they were left without lenses or caps on, so would need a clean and service
at 40 quid I will be happy
old baldy will be happy
and the new owner will be happy
spreads the love !!
to me life is not all about money
the classic car spares I have will be sold cheaply to aid other owners, if I show a small profit thats good
better than sitting on them for years telling everybody what they are worth
 
When my old uncle karked it I was going through his flat.
I came across a case with some mint cameras and lenses in it.
If I took the case down to Camden market, I would probably get £100 quid for it.
The cameras about a tenner.
 

Jammy66

War Hero
Price is very much dependent on condition and function. If the cameras have any faults they are worthless paperweights. To get decent money you’ll need to fit new batteries and test them.

Lenses can suffer from fungus if not stored carefully, as well as sticky aperture blades and haze/scratches etc. Again you need to inspect and test.

£40 is cheap enough for someone to take a punt though and could be a real bargain. I’d do it but I’m about to move and am currently clearing stuff out! Just sold a Canon lens that would’ve fitted them.
 
the cameras are a little dirty as they were left without lenses or caps on, so would need a clean and service
at 40 quid I will be happy
old baldy will be happy
and the new owner will be happy
spreads the love !!
to me life is not all about money
the classic car spares I have will be sold cheaply to aid other owners, if I show a small profit thats good
better than sitting on them for years telling everybody what they are worth
do you have a tripod, asking for my daughter, and any think left please PM me
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Price is very much dependent on condition and function. If the cameras have any faults they are worthless paperweights. To get decent money you’ll need to fit new batteries and test them.

Lenses can suffer from fungus if not stored carefully, as well as sticky aperture blades and haze/scratches etc. Again you need to inspect and test.

£40 is cheap enough for someone to take a punt though and could be a real bargain. I’d do it but I’m about to move and am currently clearing stuff out! Just sold a Canon lens that would’ve fitted them.
Thats why I put them at 40 schmoolers
everybodies happy

I just purchased 2 tonnes of classic cars spares that were worth 10 thousand pounds !!!!!
well according to the characters I was dealing with
oddly they have been trying to sell them for 5 years
a great deal less changed hands
they got a fair price, I also cleared out lots of rubbish parts that will be scrapped
old car parts can be a millstone
there are more parts than cars, and everybody seems to have multiples of the same part
I have been doing it as a sideline for years
there are hundreds of hours of work involved in cataloguing them checking them and selling them
I pay 50 pounds per tonne
thats less than a skip
its better to shift it for a few bob than end up like some old Klepto
look at some of those dozy old blokes you see on TV, decent offers made for stuff
but well I plan to do something with that
I dont want to sell that
oh its worth more than that
probably why the fat hairy badge wearing old gizzards live on their own !!
 

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