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Old Aug 16, 2014, 9:07 AM   #1
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I'm sure this subject has been raised before but as I am new here I wish to ask........what to do with collection of 35mm non digi camera's and len's?
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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A lot of older lenses can be used with digital SLRs, with appropriate adapters, if you want to use manual mode. All pentax K-mount lenses can be used with their digital SLRs, and even the older screw mount lenses can be adapted.
If you don't want to keep the items, there are a lot of used equipment dealers that will give you something for them (but probably not much, unless you have a highly sought after lens)
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True, the lenses are salvageable if not desirable, though the bodies, flashes, etc., are probably not worth much beyond their nostalgia value.
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KEH is a good place to study the value of the various lenses/bodies and they have a generic price quote you can look up yourself.

Particular fast primes, macro or wide angles can be worth several hundred dollars.

The micro 4/3s and other mirrorless models have specific enhancements to make use of the all manual lenses. A lot of people with film lenses just get a Panasonic G1, G2, etc., and continue to use them. In 3:2 aspect ratio, the EVF is nearly the size of the full frame, and except for the crop factor, you'd think it was a film body.
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KEH offered me less than $300 for my ENTIRE Km-7D system, Minolta 3000i, canon t5 w/ 50-f1.8

So far I have gotten over $1200 selling piece by piece on Amazon

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KEH offered me less than $300 for my ENTIRE Km-7D system, Minolta 3000i, canon t5 w/ 50-f1.8

So far I have gotten over $1200 selling piece by piece on Amazon
KEH seems to be wildly lowball on some of their offers. I got a quote of $180 on a lens I had bought from them for $350 not long before. I know they need to make money and sometimes it's worth the trade off since they can some great deals but 1/2 of what I can get selling it myself is a bit much. As for yours, good lord, that makes the offer I got seem generous.

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Thanks for all your replies and suggestions.......I guess I will just keep them ,perhaps put them in a glass case as a display.
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That's not a bad idea, old camera gear has a very cool look in my eyes at least so could make for a nice display.

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Amazon is your friend!
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I guess I'm on my own on this one. I just finished switching back to my off road tires and I'm going to give it a try tomorrow.
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