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.
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.
Nikon FE – $60
This Nikon FE is a little bit dinged up in spots, but has new seals and functions flawlessly. I wrote a little mini-review of it some time ago. It’s a great camera, but when I reach for a Nikon SLR, I grab my FM3a or FG first, so the excellent FE just sits at the back of the shelf and really could use a new home
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. (And if you buy locally and meet me somewhere, I’ll include 3 batteries too).
All available lenses have been sold. Check back soon!
Books and Zines
a cautionary tale – $5
This is my zine from 2017. I wrote about it here. I have
11 9 copies remaining.
Please check back often! More items will appear as I have time.
Thanks for looking!