/ Large collection of unwanted film cameras - what to do?
M.I.L thinks we are going to Ebay them all individually but I'm beggared if I'm going to go to all that trouble. Any suggestions for getting rid of the lot for a reasonable amount of cash?
Do camera clubs exist (I assume they do) and if so, maybe they would be interested.
Alternatively, if you have a semi-decent flash in that lot which would work with a Nikon D5000, I could send some beer tokens your way in exchange?
You probably won't get "a reasonable amount" for the job lot.
I would eBay or gumtree the OM1s, eBay the cine camera, put the TLR up for sale on this forum, bin the broken stuff and either donate the big Russian things or try to sell them for a fiver each.
Partner the tripod, flashes and bag with the OM1s as "deal-sweeteners"
OM1's might sell, but I'd charity shop the rest. For the money you'll get it's probably not worth the hassle :-P
What's the tripod ;-)
OM1s are selling for £30 upwards on EBay, - could be worth a bit of your time?
I'd be EXTREMELY wary of putting an old flash on a D5000. If you do, check the trigger voltage first!
Agreed but it depends what the TLR and cine camera are. TLR might go for £80 (I sold mine for £90 I think) and a decent cine camera might fetch £50 or so.
I'd be interested in one if they're in good nick.
Ah, ok. Thanks for the heads-up.
Try a second hand camera shop. If they have resale value they'll offer you something for them. There's one round the corner from me in Bradford and they have all kinds of old film cameras in the window!
LCE gave me £10 for an OM20 on part-exchange. I'd have got maybe £20 selling it privately, and less than £10 selling it to the shop directly instead of as part of a part-ex. A shop will probably give the OP not much more than £15 for an OM1 :-(
For a few years photographers in Africa would kill for a cheap film SLR but now even they have gone digital.
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