For Sale

I’m selling gear from my collection that I’m unlikely to shoot regularly. I’m pricing everything more than fairly. I just want my gear to go to good homes. Keep checking back — I’ll list more as I have time.

If you want one (or more!) items, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to tell me which and give me your shipping address. I’ll reply with how you can pay me via PayPal, the only form of payment I accept.

If you buy more than one item in a single order I’ll give you a good discount because combined shipping is cheaper. If you’re outside North America, you get a different deal: I’ll add to the price to cover actual shipping, which, I warn you, will be super expensive.

I’ve described each camera honestly based on my last usage and recent inspection, but do ask questions if you’re unsure. I’m selling them as is, no returns or refunds.

Kodak Baby Brownie

Kodak Baby Brownie

$15 shipped free anywhere in North America

Itty bitty box camera for 127 film.

There isn’t much to say about this delightful little box other than it’s made of Bakelite and has a meniscus lens.

But it’s just so much fun to shoot. Its popup viewfinder works pretty well. Its shutter lever is mounted below the lens but you get used to it fast.

This Baby Brownie is in very good cosmetic condition and functions properly, though it leaks a little light around the edges. See my review here.

————— lenses —————

50mm f/1.7 Minolta MD (for Minolta MD mount)

50-1.7 minolta md

$30 shipped free anywhere in North America

This lens is in very good cosmetic and optical condition. It is free of haze and fungus.

This lens has seen very little use. It belonged to my aunt, who shot it on a big vacation and then never again. I’ve used it twice, once here.

It comes with correct Minolta front and back caps.

50mm f/1.8 Canon FD S.C. (for Canon FD mount)

canon 50-1.8

$10 shipped free anywhere in North America

This lens is in good cosmetic condition. Optically it has a lot of spotting on the front element. But I get striking and lovely photos every time I use it, as here and here.

Something’s not right with the mechanism by which the lens communicates aperture to the camera. When I shoot it, the camera stops down to the selected aperture, rather than staying wide open for composing. That’s why I’ve priced it so low. It’s a little annoying, but the lens still works.

————— the bargain bin —————

Pentax Spotmatic SP II


$12 USD shipped free anywhere in North America

Early 1970s 35mm SLR.

This Spotmatic is a parts camera. It is in good cosmetic condition except for dust in the nooks and crannies. It winds a roughly. A previous owner drilled three holes in the battery cover. I can’t get the meter to respond, and at lower speeds the mirror doesn’t return.

Hey! I want to buy a camera!