Selling vintage camera gear


Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 11:50
I couple of years ago I inherited some vintage camera gear. I am now looking into selling it on and invest in my current Pentax setup.

Can anybody help me with any information of the equipment I have and the best places to look when selling vintage camera gear in the UK and what prices I might be expecing. It all seems to be in good condition. I know there is ebay but Iím not sure if I wouldnít be better going to a good dealer.

All comments and advice appreciated as I am trying to find out a bit more about what I have got.

I have used some of the Takumar lenses on my Pentax K-5 and they seem to give good results but I would prefer so to autofocus.

Ashai Pentax SV
Ashai Pentax Spotmatic II
Nikkormat ftn with 50mm Nikkor-S Auto 1:1.4Leica Modell IIIb Summitar 5cm 1:2 and Elmar 9cm 1:4 Iím pretty sure I have the original box and receipt for this also.
Praktica MTL3
Ilford Advocate with f/4.5 35mm
Zeiss Ikon with Zeiss Tessar f/2.8 8cm lens
Voigtlander Compur Camera

Pentax M42 Screwmount lenses
Asahi PentaxSuper Takumar 1:3.5 35mm
Asahi Pentax SMC Takumar 1:1.4 50mm
Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 1:1.8 55mm
Asahi Takumar 1:2.8/105mm
Asahi SMC Takumar 1:3.5/135mm
Asahi Teletakumar 1:5.6 200mm
Carl Zeiss 1:2.8 28mm
Pentacon Auto 1.8 50mm
Palinar Wide Angle 1:2.8 25mm
Photax 1:8 500mm
Hanimex 1:5.5 f=300mm
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Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 14:14
There is some useful information here about Pentax fit lenses:

I know of one store not too far from where I live who sell old lenses etc. A phone call to them might give you some help.
Last Edited by percy on 20/04/2014 - 14:16


Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 16:14
One of the things I do is sell items on eBay on commission basis, and I think you would do well to eBay these. The lenses can fetch amazing prices sometimes, and not always the ones that are really good lenses.

That Tele-Takumar 200mm may not do so well, but it's a superb lens, well worth using.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 17:38
Yes put them on ebay
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 18:29
Yep, couple of items on that list that I would be very interested in


Link Posted 27/04/2014 - 20:35
Thanks for the reply I am taking my chances and I have listed the items on ebay.
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Link Posted 27/04/2014 - 22:47
I'd like to have a look if you can post a link here?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses


Link Posted 28/04/2014 - 21:31
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I'd like to have a look if you can post a link here?

No problem here you go

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