35mm SLRs, have they any resale value?

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I ask because my pops has a *mint* Pentax Super A which he has used approximately once since he bought it. Looking on eBay they seem to fetch £30 but the old fella's is in timewarp condition. Is there anywhere more specialist to flog these things?

 

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I wondered about this recently - I have an EOS 5 35mm body with VG10 grip, in perfect condition (with the box and everything). Looking around they don't seem to fetch much, so I decided to hold on to it.

 

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Not massive amounts. The problem is that you can get premium cameras for not much money so it drives the prices of mid market cameras pretty low. The lens may be worth more if it's something like a f1.4 Takumar because people use them on modern cameras.

I'd keep it.

 

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Not massive amounts. The problem is that you can get premium cameras for not much money so it drives the prices of mid market cameras pretty low. The lens may be worth more if it's something like a f1.4 Takumar because people use them on modern cameras.I'd keep it.
This.

35mm stuff is generally near worthless now, no matter the quality, because in most cases you can come near to, or better, the image with a £100 compact in most circumstances.

It's not really like the digital vs vinyl debate, because you need to buy the recording medium and 35mm film stock is no longer available everywhere for peanuts.

I have an Olympus collection here from years back. OM1 and OM10 bodies plus six good Zuiko lenses. The pile is capable of producing stunning images, but as a whole it'd probably fetch no more than £50 on eBay.

Frankly, unless it's a Leica or Contax, it's near worthless. Just keep it for the pleasure of ownership.

 

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Excuse my lateness but with the exception of Leica etc. only a small handful of 35mm SLRs are worth more than £100, the Nikon F4, F5 and especially the F6 usually go for more than that. There is a Canon EOS-1N on eBay at the moment, 1 day left, no bids and starting price is £50. That's a bargain in anyones books if you like shooting film.

 

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early rangefinders are worth money, canon, nikon, leica...all very collectable. Special edition cams also, but standard consumer SLR's? not as such. Keep the lenses tho in case you ever get something you can adapt them to.

 

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I used to collect Nikon rangefinders sadly went to fund house, the Nikon SP ,preferably black is my favourite.

Keith.

 

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Apart from my clutch of Leica rf's I have a Nikon S2 I bought some 30+ yrs ago. Doesn't appreciate as much as Leica Ms tho.

 

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I sold a Nikon F2 with a couple of Nikkor lenses for just over £200 a year or so ago but unless the camera is rare and in display condition there isn't much of a market for film SLRs.

The only buyers are photography students but they want basic models, they have a lot of choice and small pockets so prices are very low.

 

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