For Sale

I’m selling cameras from my collection that I’m unlikely to shoot regularly. I’m pricing them more than fairly. I just want them to go to good homes.

Keep checking back — I’ll list more gear as I have time.

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.

Canon AE-1 Program

Canon AE-1 Program$50 plus actual shipping

Early 1980s 35mm SLR, among the first to offer fully programmed exposure.

Comes with the pictured 50mm f/1.8 Canon FD lens, as well as a manual and other documentation, and a Canon Speedlite 011A flash with a leather pouch and a manual.

This has become a cult camera in recent years and rising prices reflect it. I believe I’ve priced this one to move. It is in very good cosmetic condition, except that the battery door has a small chip in it and the cover is missing on the flash cable attachment. The camera works well — the meter and shutter are accurate (as judged by results on color negative film) and it winds smoothly. However, it does suffer from the shutter squeal that is common tho this camera. The squeal doesn’t affect function. I can’t say whether the Speedlite works as I’ve never used it.

I shot this AE-1 in May of 2018; photos from it here.

I’m more a Pentax and Nikon guy, so that’s why I’m offering this camera. But really, it’s lovely.

Agfa Isoflash Rapid-C

Agfa Isoflash-Rapid C$15 plus actual shipping

Mid-1960s viewfinder camera for Agfa’s Rapid film system.

What makes this special is that it comes in its original box, in good condition, and includes a (long expired) Rapid film cartridge and an empty cartridge for film takeup. Rapid film is just 35mm film, so you could conceivably spool fresh film into one of the cartridges and actually use this camera.

It also comes with its instruction book and, amusingly, a spent flashcube. An old, dead battery is in the camera, and miraculously it hasn’t leaked. See my review here to see photos of most of this stuff.

The camera is in like-new cosmetic condition. I wish I could say whether the camera functions properly, but it has an interlock system that prevents the shutter from firing unless it is loaded with film and the door is closed. At least I can report that the interlock system works!

Pentax Spotmatic SP II

$5 plus actual shipping

(Photo forthcoming) Early 1970s 35mm SLR.

This Spotmatic is in good cosmetic condition but is dusty in the nooks and crannies. It winds a little rough. Someone drilled three holes in its battery cover. I can’t get the meter to respond, and at lower speeds the mirror doesn’t return. This would make a good parts camera.

Argus Match-Matic C3

Argus Matchmatic C3$25 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$15 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.

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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