I donated some things to various charities, and sold a few books to the local used bookstore, but thought maybe you might be interested in a camera or two, or a book or three, or a copy of my zine.
All cameras and lenses have been tested, and in many cases reviewed. Most books have been reviewed, and all have rested gently on a shelf since the review. I list any issues with the gear or books, and I believe my prices are fair.
All prices include US shipping. If you’re outside of the US, let me know and I’ll find out how much shipping will be. It’s likely to be rather expensive. Should you buy more than one bit of gear or book, I’ll happily discount the shipping. And note that all sales are final, no returns, no exchanges, no refunds. Apologies, but I’ve had some bad experiences selling cameras.
If you’re interested, please send me a note below and include your shipping address. I’ll reply with a PayPal link and ship within one or two days of receiving payment. Apologies, but it’s PayPal or no sale at this time.
Be sure to check back often! More items will appear as I have time.
Polaroid Originals OneStep2 iType Camera – $70
When the Polaroid OneStep2 was announced, I jumped on it. It’s just about the cutest Polaroid camera I’ve ever seen. I made an unboxing video, shot a few packs of iType film with it, wrote a half-review of it, then put it back in the box. The viewfinder is garbage (as seen by the OneStep+, to which they added a tunnel). You can buy an aftermarket tunnel attachment thingy for the OneStep2, and I’ve thought of that, but ultimately I’d really rather shoot my Impuse SE.
So rather than let the OneStep2 continue to sit, maybe you’d like it? It’s in virtually mint condition. I shot about 4 packs through it, then put it back in the box. It comes in the original box, with the strap, charging cable, and manual. (Oh, and apologies for the iPhone snapshot… I never did a proper review, so I never made a proper product shot of it.)
Lomo’Instant Square Ginza edition (Kickstarter) – $250
If you want the best looking Lomo’Instant Square, look no further than the Ginza edition. Cream, with brown leather… it’s gorgeous. After shooting a couple of packs of square Instax and a couple of packs of Instax Mini (with the included Mini back), and writing up a lengthy review, I boxed it back up and shelved it. Really, it’s just not the Instax camera for me. For square, I’ll stick with Polaroid 600 cameras, and for Instax, I’ll stick with my LC-Anstax.
This comes in the original packaging, with Portrait Lens, Orange filter, Splitzer, Mini Back, and some other random stuff. The Ginza edition is rare rare rare on the ‘bay so if you want one, jump on this one.
Agfa Optima Sensor 535 – $75
The Agfa Optima Sensor has the best finder I’ve ever seen. It’s HUGE, with clear frame lines, and it’s a joy to look through. I wrote a brief review in 2017, and you can see more pictures from this camera here.
The camera works perfectly, but the rewind sometimes comes unstuck. To get it restarted, you have to pop the back open, close it, then restart the rewinding. You can hold the back closed to prevent fogging, but you do have to release the catch. I expect something inside needs cleaning, but don’t know.
It comes with the original case and strap.
I’m selling it because I don’t use it enough to justify keeping it, and when I reach for a small auto-exposure camera, I reach for the XA or LC-A first. It’s a shame, because the lens is super sharp and it always gives me great results. And, yes, I know I said $50 in the review, but prices have nearly doubled since 2017, so $75 is a steal (vs. the ‘bay, at time of writing).
Holga K-202 – $30
I won the K202 for taking second place in 2017’s Holga Week (for the picture at the top of the linked post). I put one roll through it and was wildly unimpressed. So wildly unimpressed that I couldn’t be bothered to write a review or even share a single picture from it, and it has sat on the back of my camera shelf ever since.
It needs a new home.
A new one is currently listed for $80 on the ‘bay. That’s a silly price, imo. It comes with the original box.
Ricoh 35 ZF – $35
I recently reviewed the 35 ZF, and you can read it here. This is a great little camera and it functions flawlessly. It comes with a rather beat up lens cover, and I’ll include the strap lugs as well. A previous owner scratched a number into the bottom and there are a few small scratches and dings in it, as you might expect from a 42 year old camera. The winder lever sometimes sticks a bit. It winds correctly, but sometimes needs a second flick to get all the way around. The light seals are new and the lens has no blemishes. (The spots you see in the photograph above are dust on the outside, easily blown off.)
I’m selling it because I have 3 other 1970s Ricoh compacts. Otherwise, I’d keep it. It’s a great little camera.
Sears 35rf (Ricoh 500 RF) – $30
You can read my review of the 35rf/500 RF here. This camera has a few issues:
- the A mode is not functional (though the meter works and is accurate)
- the shutter speed dial has been de-clicked, so it sometimes slips out of the set shutter speed
That said, it’s fully functional in manual mode, the rangefinder has been calibrated, it has fresh seals made of sticky-backed felt (so the door fits nice and tight), and it’s a fine little camera.
I’m selling it because I have 3 other 1970s Ricoh compacts. Otherwise, I’d probably keep it. It’s a great little camera.
Ricoh 500 GX – $50
You can read my review of the 500 GX. In short, it’s, in my opinion, the best of the 1970s 500 G line. This particular copy has a few issues.
- The meter is broken. A previous owner took the ASA dial apart in an attempt to fix it and dislodged the grounding wire in the process, but the issue is with the actual meter assembly under the top cover and is beyond my ability to repair.
- The leatherette is peeling up a bit on the edges.
- There is a bit of dust in the lens that has no impact on picture quality.
I replaced the rear door seals, so the back fits nice and tight. The rangefinder is calibrated, all shutter speeds are accurate, and the camera functions fine in manual mode. It’s a joy to shoot, really. I’m selling it because I’ve run out of room on the camera shelf, and when I reach for a Ricoh, this one is among the last choices.
This camera comes with the original cap, strap, and case.
Minolta Freedom Action Zoom 90 – $25
You can read my review of this camera here. There are a few scratches and usage marks, but it’s in fine working condition. I’m selling it to get it off of my shelf.
Canon EOS Elan – $50
This EOS Elan was given to me by a buddy, but I’m a Nikon shooter. If I shot Canon cameras and had lenses for it, I’d keep it.
I borrowed a lens and put a roll through it, and it works flawlessly. It comes with strap, remote, and a body cap.
Lens Baby Muse (plastic optic) Nikon mount – $50
I should keep this, if only for curiosity sake. LensBaby don’t make it any more, having moved on to more complex designs, but as far as I know none of their current line up are capable of producing the LensBaby bubble.
I shot this lens quite a bit during my 365 and 7/52 projects, but only used it a couple of times since. Perhaps you can get more use out of it.
It comes with the original hard case and drop in aperture plates.
Mamiya/Sekor 50mm f/2 (m42) – $30
This mamiya/sekor came on a broken 500DTL I inherited. I shot it on digital and film with various F-mount adapters, and it’s a stellar performer, really. I’ve often thought about finding a decent m42 mount camera just to shoot this on, but I’d rather pass it on I think.
It has a dent in the filter ring and some age-related wear, but the glass is clean and clear.
If you shoot Nikon, I’ll include the m42 to F mount adapters.
Books and Zines
a cautionary tale – $5
This is my zine from 2017. I wrote about it here. I have
11 9 8 copies remaining.
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Thanks for looking!