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.
Minolta SR-T 101 (and 50mm f/1.7 MC Rokkor-PF lens)
Mechanical, manual-focus 35mm SLR with coupled light meter.
This camera is in very good cosmetic condition with just some light wear marks, mostly on the bottom plate. The mechanical components all operate smoothly and surely (though I’ve not tested the self timer or the flash ports). See my review here.
The meter is off by about a stop of underexposure. When I shot it most recently, after not having used it in several years, the meter was jumpy. I removed the bottom plate to check the electrical connections and found them to be good. When I put the bottom plate back on the meter responded normally.
Comes with the pictured 50mm f/1.7 MC Rokkor-PF lens with both a clip-on and a screw-in front cap, plus a Vivitar skylight filter. The lens is free of haze and fungus and focuses smoothly.
Subminiature spy-style camera for 110 film.
This is well-built camera packs a Tessar lens, 23mm at f/2.8, to wring the most performance out of the tiny 110 film frame.
See my review of this camera here.
This one has some nicks in the paint around the film door, and the winder works a little roughly. The lens cover is loose. It’s supposed to cover the lens when the camera is closed and move out of the way when it is open, but that mechanism doesn’t work. The cover slides freely as you tilt the camera. You need to tilt the camera to move it out of the way before you shoot a frame.
Comes with a buttery-smooth leather case, and I’ll include the battery I used when I last shot it, an oddball PX 27 cell.
Kodak Baby Brownie
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)
$35 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)
$15 shipped free anywhere in North America
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.
35-105mm f/3.2-4.0 Vivitar Macro Focusing Zoom (for Canon FD mount)
$20 shipped free anywhere in North America
This lens is in good cosmetic and optical condition. It is free of haze and fungus.
It comes with a front and back cap.
I’ve never used this lens but everything seems to work as it should.
————— 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.
Kodak Retinette IA
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.