For Sale

I can’t store all the old cameras I own anymore. So except for the ones I love shooting the most, I’m offering them to you.

I’m pricing them more than fairly. I just want them to go to good homes. Keep checking back — I’ll keep adding cameras until they’re gone.

If you want one (or more!) of these cameras, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to tell me which and give me your shipping address. I’ll reply to you at the email address you provide. You’ll pay the price shown plus actual shipping costs, which I’ll communicate to you in advance. I accept only PayPal as payment.

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.

Voigtländer Bessa 6×9

Voigtlander Bessa$30 USD plus actual shipping

Late-1930s/early-1940s folding viewfinder camera for 120 film.

This Bessa is in decent cosmetic condition. All leatherette is present but it’s starting to peel off the sports viewfinder cover. The brilliant viewfinder is cloudy almost to the point of uselessness. My review, with more photos, is here.

When I last used it (2012, photos here) its bellows were light tight and its shutter operated fully and accurately. Glory be!

This Bessa has the entry-level 110mm f/4.5 Voigtar lens. The lens is set in a Prontor shutter with a fastest speed of 1/150 sec. The lens was hazy when I got it. I cleaned it up but some haziness remains. That haziness appears not to affect photographs.

Comes with a mask that allows it to take 4.5×6 photos (as well as the default 6×9 photos). The dial on the camera back that shifts between the 4.5×6 and 6×9 red windows functions (after I repaired it) but can be fussy and requires a gentle hand.

Kodak VR35 K40 — sale pending

Kodak VR35 K40$5 USD plus actual shipping

Compact fixed-focus 35mm point-and-shoot camera from the 1980s.

This is a wonderful camera, for the kind of camera it is. The all-plastic K40 punches way above its weight class. Its 35mm f/3.8 (probably) lens delivers good color and sharpness even on consumer-grade film. Check out my review here.

This one is in good used condition — a little scuffed with dust in the crannies. I last shot it in January, 2018 (photos here) and it worked great — except that I had a little trouble with the flash not firing. But that could be because its charging whistle isn’t very loud and I might have tried to use the flash before it had fully charged.

Pentax IQZoom EZY — sale pending

Pentax IQZoom EZY$5 USD plus actual shipping

1990s point-and-shoot 35mm camera.

This is a pretty typical example of a point-and-shoot camera from one of the “big makers.” It packs a 38-70 mm f/4.8-8.5 lens. Its shutter operates from 1/320 to 1/3 sec. It reads the DX coding on film canisters from ISO 25 to 1600. A 123 lithium battery powers it all.

This one comes with the ability to imprint the date on the negative. (Not all of them did.) It also comes with its manual.

I shot it but once (review here) and it was all right. It returned good color and sharpness on consumer-grade color film.

Argus Match-Matic C3

Argus Matchmatic C3$30 USD plus actual shipping

Classic “brick” 35mm rangefinder camera well known for its appearance in a Harry Potter movie.

My Match-Matic C3 is in good cosmetic condition and worked the last time I used it, which was in about August of 2012 (review here). The photos didn’t all turn out, but I am pretty sure I got bad film and it wasn’t the camera’s fault.

This Match-Matic comes with an LC3 exposure meter, not pictured. The meter responds to light but is not accurate. It is not the original meter for the camera; I purchased it separately. I’ve covered the face with electrical tape to keep the selenium from degrading further, while this camera was on display in my home.

The camera also comes with a leather case, not pictured, in good condition.

Argus C3

Argus C3$20 USD plus actual shipping

Classic “brick” 35mm rangefinder camera.

This C3 is in good cosmetic and working condition. You’ll find more info about this camera here. It comes with a leather case, not pictured, in good but used condition. It also comes with its manual, folded up inside the case. It also has an aftermarket tab (pictured) affixed to the lens barrel that makes adjusting aperture easier.

I last shot this C3 in 2017 and it delivered great photographs. If I enjoyed C3 shooting, which I don’t, this would be my keeper.

This C3’s serial number (187019) indicates it was manufactured in 1947. Its shutter speeds are 10-20-30-50-100-200-300. Its f stops are 3.5-4.5-5.6-8-11-16. Its back contains a Weston film speed guide wheel.

Olympus μ[mju:] Zoom 140 — sale pending

Olympus µ(mju:) Zoom 140$15 USD plus actual shipping

Compact autofocus and autoexposure 35mm camera.

Works perfectly. I last shot it in 2017; see my review here. This camera doesn’t have the cachet of other μ/Stylus-series cameras but is just as capable and almost as delightful (because the body has to be thicker to hold that deep zoom lens). Really, if you’re looking for a good point-and-shoot 35mm camera, you won’t be disappointed with this one.

Comes with a black leather case, the kind you can slip your belt through, in good condition.

Kodak Retinette IA

Kodak Retinette 1A$5 USD plus actual shipping

Viewfinder, manual-focus 35mm camera.

I haven’t shot this camera in about 10 years. It’s in good cosmetic condition, but the viewfinder is missing a piece of glass and so renders everything blurry. Otherwise, the camera appears to function properly. See my review here.

 


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