Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34 Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2654 times:
Doing the usual Christmas rounds of the various familial groups this year, I met a relative of my wife's who is looking to sell off her deceased husbands camera equipment. I happened to be brandishing my trusty D30 and they assumed that I might be able to help!
I offered to look into what the equipment might be worth as she's recently been taken for a ride with some silverware and rare coins!
The equipment in question comprises:-
Nikon F3 Manual SLR in Leather case
Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens (mounted on camera)
Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 lens (In lens Case)
Nikon Lens Hood HS-9 (Boxed)
Nikon Motor Drive MD-4 (Boxed)
Nikon Speedlight SB-12 (un-boxed)
Nikon Speedlight SB-16 (Boxed)
Bilora Monopod with built in Cable release
Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2 (In Leather Case)
Olympus XA 35mm compact with A16 electronic flash add-on (in hard-case)
I doubt very much any of you guys would be interested in this stuff (of course if you are please contact me in the usual way!) but was wondering if anyone might know what this lot might be worth (all mint condition as far as I could tell) or even where in the UK I might be able to take it for valuation? For reference, I've contacted Grays of Westminster about the Nikon stuff already.
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Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
I'm no expert on Nikon kit (Nikon, nasty business! ) but what I do know is that rarely will you get a good price from any dealer for used kit - they have to make their mark up, and they have to stand for either a warantee or repairs if the camera doesn't work properly. You may get better prices selling independantly, like on eBay. Then again, you might not!!!
As far as getting a realistic valuation is concerned, the easiest way to get a guide price is to buy a copy of Amateur Photographer and look at the second hand dealer ads in the back - if you can find similar kit (and there are loads of ads) then that'll give you a ball-park idea.
Joge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
I doubt very much any of you guys would be interested in this stuff (of course if you are please contact me in the usual way!)
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2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
Rez...You might want to find someone who is an appraiser and get a value that way. Your insurance agent might be able to point you in the right direction. That keeps you from dealers who want to low ball you.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 732 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2591 times:
A pro friend of mine recently went through a similar disposal of Nikon equipment. Firstly be prepared for disappointment going through any dealer, but Gray's will probably give you the fairest value of any. I'd guess you might get £200 for the F3. Items like the little Olympus are of no interest to dealers - make a present of it to someone!