Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Changing Camera Brands 
Thread started 22 Jun 2017 (Thursday) 11:10
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

What to do with old/antique gear?

 
IQ ­ Zero
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:10 |  #1

Hello All,

I'm looking for some help if you can. Someone had a box of "Photography Stuff" and if I wanted it I could have it otherwise they would donate it or throw it out. My question is should I just display them or should I take the time to, if needed, fix and use them?

So here is what they dropped off.
3A Graflex Camera
Graphic View II w/ extra lens
3A Folding Brownie
Kodak Dakon
Konishiroku Hexanon 1:2.8 50mm
Argus Ilex
Mamiya c330 Professional f
Older and new light meters

I'm going to order an adaptor ring to use the lenses

Also in the box along with other stuff I’m still going through
Bell & Howell: Filmo 70DR
Bell & Howell 8mm Movie Camera With Electric Eye


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
IQ ­ Zero
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:12 |  #2

more stuff


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
IQ ­ Zero
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:15 |  #3

is there a way to add more the just 2 photos at a time?


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
IQ ­ Zero
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:18 |  #4

its been awhile since I've been here


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
IQ ­ Zero
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:20 |  #5

thanks for any help


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
scriveyn
Goldmember
Avatar
1,237 posts
Gallery: 428 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 2051
Joined Jun 2011
Location: SW Germany
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:30 |  #6

Perhaps see if an auction house will take them


Frank, also known as jazzman
C&C welcome
Image Editing OK (for reposting in the same thread)

I Jazz

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yellowt2
Member
234 posts
Likes: 53
Joined Sep 2009
     
Jun 22, 2017 11:34 |  #7

It's up to you; depends a little on what shape it's in whether it's worth trying to use. You could also sell some of it; I'd be interested, and I'm sure others would be also.

To post more than two pictures you need to upload them to a picture hosting site (flickr, photobucket, etc.) and put links in your post




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kf095
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,302 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 224
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Canada, Ontario, Milton
Post edited over 1 year ago by kf095.
     
Jun 22, 2017 13:36 |  #8

I recognize almost all of it! :)
It is easy, google, download manual for each of the item. Then check it for accuracy and light leaks with film, if it is camera. Each camera might need different film, film holder, cassette, take in spool. Develop and inspect each negative for light leaks and other issues. Fix them. Sell.
Does it really sounds easy? If not, most honorable way is to give it to someone who has a clue or willing to list each item As Is on eBay.


Old Site (external link). M-E and ME blog (external link). Film Flickr (external link). my DigitaL and AnaLog Gear.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Foodguy
Goldmember
Avatar
1,323 posts
Likes: 207
Joined Mar 2012
Location: Having too much fun in the studio
     
Jun 22, 2017 16:03 |  #9

IMO and off the cuff without any research, the Mamiya and the view camera (lens especially) might have some value and are likely an easy sell. Hard to say about the meters as I can't tell what the Minolta is and I'm not sure many people would know what the spot meter is used for (Honeywell?). Regarding the others...I've picked up a bunch of similar cameras at flea markets in the $5 range and put them on a shelf at the studio.

...but who knows? Maybe there's a bigger market for this stuff than I would assume. Go to K&H and search for similar items to get a better idea.


My answer for most photography questions: "it depends...'

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
IQ ­ Zero
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
738 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2011
Location: In Absentia
Post edited over 1 year ago by IQ Zero.
     
Jun 22, 2017 16:13 |  #10

Thank you for the feed back scriveyn, yellowt2 & kf095.

I like the idea of giving them a good once over to see if they are in any working order.


Thanks Foodguy...that's what i was going to do with them is just display them but i was wondering if I was missing an opportunity to gain knowledge


Any other ideas are always welcome.

and the other two


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


I'm No Rocket Surgeon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,445 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2250
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
Post edited over 1 year ago by PhotosGuy.
     
Jun 22, 2017 17:52 |  #11

KEH Camera (external link) buys used cameras.

Be aware that some "junk" isn't. A co-worker bothered me to buy his obsolete NIKON S2 35MM rangefinder body w/3 lenses (external link) for $30.00 I finally did just to shut him up. Thing is, it was a "Black dial" version. A few years ago it was listed for $800. Click the link to see how it's appreciated since then.


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ZoneV
Goldmember
1,643 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 228
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Post edited over 1 year ago by ZoneV. (2 edits in all)
     
Jun 23, 2017 00:38 |  #12

That Graflex camera could have some use for small DOF photography with a fast lens. Some people use such cameras (don´t know the different types) and adapt / convert fast lenses on them, so like f/2.8, f/2 and faster. On 4x5 inch that results in quite a small depth of field for photography of complete persons.
There are only relatively few 4x5 inch SLR cameras with focal plane shutters around, I think this is one.

The Minolta exposure meter looks a bit like the Minolta Autometer IV, which is quite good!

Those lenses in the backrow looks interessting too!
Left one seems like Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8, right ones looks very special!


DIY-Homepage (external link) - Image Gallery (external link) - Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Butts
I coulda shoulda woulda
Avatar
393 posts
Likes: 667
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Australia
     
Jun 23, 2017 04:02 |  #13

IQ Zero wrote in post #18384301 (external link)
is there a way to add more the just 2 photos at a time?
thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by IQ Zero in
./showthread.php?p=183​84301&i=i139727880
forum: Changing Camera Brands

There were 3 C330's Professional, and they definitely earned the "Professional" moniker.

C330 - Original
C330f - Which was an improvement on the C330 (This is the one you have)
C330S - Improvement again on the C330f.

It looks clean, and you have a set of lenses. As long as you check for light leakage as kf095 mentioned, you should get a damn good price for it if you sold it.
Personally, I'd keep it.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
airfrogusmc
I'm a chimper. There I said it...
35,607 posts
Gallery: 132 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 4261
Joined May 2007
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
     
Jun 23, 2017 05:40 |  #14

The Pentax spot meter is sweet to. I say keep it and use what works. Display the rest.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kf095
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,302 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 224
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Canada, Ontario, Milton
     
Jun 23, 2017 11:55 |  #15

"give the once-over" is wide term. :)

My suggestion is to check each item going price on eBay. I have some cameras from OP Pandora box before. Many of them are far away from flea market 5$ cash and go.

So, check it on eBay. If it sound promising, get on-line manual for the camera. Mamiya, old Graflex SLR and monorail camera manuals should be available under Google search. Read and understand the manual. Try to operate camera, lens. See if it works. Works or not, I'll just stop where and sell it as is with description like : not tested with film, checked this and this and it works like what.
If me, I would try to check with film Mamiya kit and Monorail. And check Minolta light meter if it works. This one doesn't looks like cheap one or retro like others (usually dead or inaccurate by now). I'm not sure if TLR is easy to check without film. At least frame counter is not going to work. Monorail could be checked just by its focus glass on the back (if it still where).

TLR is the easiest to check, because it is 120. Easy to develop and scan. Monorail could be 4x5 or larger, might have correct film holder or it might be none. If OP has all for developing and scan it makes sense. If not, stop at the phase one. Manual, read, try without film and sell.

Folders might have light leaks in the bellows and gunk in the lens. They might be also not for 120 film. Small old 35mm cameras, most likely are going to have not working shutters and gunk in the lens as well.


Old Site (external link). M-E and ME blog (external link). Film Flickr (external link). my DigitaL and AnaLog Gear.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,804 views & 7 likes for this thread
What to do with old/antique gear?
FORUMS General Gear Talk Changing Camera Brands 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is yuscarli
782 guests, 403 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.