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Oct 10, 2010 16:24 |  #1

After being a G series enthusiast since about 2002 now, and owning now my 3rd one, I have decided to get rid of my old film SLR gear.

Being that this is a Canon forum and the camera is a Minolta, I thought I'd best ask for ideas on this. I can list my broken G9 in the marketplace section here but hesitate to do the Minolta stuff.

There is a lot of it, the camera body, multiple lenses, motor drive, multiple flashes, filters and a bunch of other accessories too.

And then there is the hard part about trying to decide what the stuff is worth. Any ideas on that?


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Oct 10, 2010 19:52 |  #2

What kind of gear do you have? I'm sure it'd be OK to post in the sale forum, but check with a mod to make sure.

You do realize that we have the very best films ever made now. Are you sure you don't want to go out a shoot a roll of Ektar or Fujicolor Pro 160S???


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Oct 10, 2010 19:57 |  #3

Id keep it personally, But thats me. If your sure, ask a Mod and I'm sure it'll be ok to sell it here.


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Oct 10, 2010 21:32 as a reply to  @ Radders's post |  #4

Check out www.dyxum.com (external link) for Minolta users. There is a buy/sell section there, and some pretty helpful participants who I'm sure would help you figure out value.


  
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Oct 10, 2010 21:57 |  #5

I funded my first Canon DSLR by selling a mountain of used Olympus film gear (3 bodies, 6 lenses, flashes, cables, accessories & a dusty, old, overstuffed LowePro bag) to KEH photo (external link) in Georgia. I shipped it to them, they evaluated each piece and sent me a reasonable offer for the whole package, which I accepted rather than try to sell each piece separately on my own. Without even sending them anything, I could use their site as source for a preliminary idea of the resale value of my gear.

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Oct 10, 2010 23:38 as a reply to  @ afkenner's post |  #6

From the prices that I have seen, film cameras are not worth very much. In fact, you might consider donating it to a high school student if they are using film. Even then, most schools are using digital. I gave a bunch of Nikon film stuff to the daughter of a friend who need one for her class.

The lenses, however, could have some value. You can check Ebay to get an idea of the going prices by looking at closed auctions.




  
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Oct 10, 2010 23:47 as a reply to  @ Jakpro's post |  #7

Well, I have kept it for 8 years after going digital and I have not used it once.

There is the temptation to go shoot a roll of Fuju 50 or Kodachrome 64 that I used to like a lot, but I doubt I will. Part of me really does want to keep it though.

And I seriously doubt I could get more than about 250 for the lot.


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Oct 11, 2010 02:04 as a reply to  @ BobsYourUncle's post |  #8

Is it the same mount that Sony uses? If so, Sony has bodies for less than 300 dollars

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I know this is counter to your question, just though I'd add it.


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Oct 14, 2010 06:40 |  #9

ebay is the best place to sell anything.


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Oct 14, 2010 07:18 |  #10

I'd second the vote for ebay. Or try to write it off as a donation.

My wife's friend bought a group of about 8 film cameras with assorted lenses and filters for $125 at an auction at the local Goodwill. Included was a pretty nice looking Minolta. I thought she paid too much, but her plan was to try to sell it all on ebay. We'll see how that goes.

You can at least check on ebay to see what film cameras like yours are selling for.




  
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Oct 14, 2010 07:38 as a reply to  @ billythek's post |  #11

Consider selling to B&H, Adorama or KEH (http://www.keh.com/ (external link)) and as mentioned, ebay is a good place too since there's a huge audience.


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Oct 14, 2010 07:44 |  #12

I had the same issue as you.
Suggest you look at ebay to see what similar gear is bringing.
Some dealers will take it in to sell on ebay. Those dealers can check ebay to determine selling price of similar equipment sold recently.
Another thought--college photo schools may still have need for film equipment. Specially the simplest camera bodies.
I traded one camera body; saved the value of the body and tax on that. It wasn't much. Kept the better of the two.
Someone else asked==will your lenses work on new Sony bodies?


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Oct 14, 2010 09:39 |  #13

2mnycars wrote in post #11094814 (external link)
Someone else asked==will your lenses work on new Sony bodies?

Lenses are Minolta bayonet mount. Don't know what the interchange options are for other makes.


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G1X .... and this other stuff
G11 and
380EX & 430EX
G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

  
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Oct 14, 2010 15:01 |  #14

I have another make, and regret not looking at a Sony Alpha 700 when I purchased my first dslt. Reason? Many good Minolta primes that will work with that camera body. It has image stabil. in the camera body.
So I have no first-hand experience, but that's worth investigating I think if you want to sell Minolta stuff. Suspect that the glass has more value than the body and motor drive...but that's just my thought.


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Oct 14, 2010 22:14 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #15

Yeah, maybe I should get into the bag and catalog everything. Memory is fading a bit after 8 years of not using it.
Some of the glass I bought used, some new.


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G11 and
380EX & 430EX
G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

  
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