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The Real Value Of This Antique Camera

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M.F.D.K    18

Whats up lads, i have been busy lately with my newborn baby girl, so haven't had much time for Neowin which is probably a good thing :). Anyway the other day my neighbour passed away at age of 94, 2 weeks before she died, her sons had an openhouse and where throwing things away, so i saw this antique thing and asked them if i could have it and they said go ahead take what you want.

The real question is, what is the value of this thing in todays market? This camera is in mint condition, its so old and so looked after. She was a real pro photographer.

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Guest glyfz   

Antique it's not, it was launched in the mid '60's. The whole lot is worth about $50.

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mastermate    2

I would doubt the $50 value.

Just a quick look at Google shows $100 for the body and around $50 each for the lenses, just going by the sizes.

A more accurate valuation, particularly of the lenses, could be obtained in you told us the Brand and Models of all the items.

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Guest glyfz   

I was going by UK prices, may get a bit more in the States, Over here an SRT101, flash and 2 lenses, case and manuals recently went for ?16, another with 3 lenses for ?22. Most don't seem to sell at all.

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MattehCarter    6

Even if we convert the American price of $100 to GBP we get a value of ?63.21

With a bit of quick research, I've seen that the camera body with the default lens is going for around ?65.

Maybe if you provided us with the names of the pieces of equipment, we could find a valuation for each piece?

I think you're looking at being able to get over ?100 for the whole lot though.

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Glassed Silver    940

What a beautiful camera!

People don't embrace good analogue SLRs nowadays anymore to the extend they deserve. :(

Heart breaking to see prices for such good gear sink so much!

Glassed Silver:ios

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Seizure1990    252

I wouldn't go as far as to call it an "antique" though it is pretty old... Unless you just want a bit of spending cash, you'd do better to keep it, or gift it to a friend who's into that stuff (I'll be happy to take it off your hands :D)

People don't embrace good analogue SLRs nowadays anymore to the extend they deserve. :(

For most people, an SLR film camera is not even a choice when compared to a standard DSLR. No film, no muss, just shoot as many pictures as you please, and then upload at home.

Having said that, I used to take photos on a Pentax K-1000 and it is a truly great camera.

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This camera is the only reason I have an idea of OP camera's age in the first place, since I recognize the similar style. :p

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c.grz    381

The SRT 101 was my first camera which sits in a box at my parents house.

I'd say between $150 to $180 for the lot. That's U.S...

And that's assuming the camera works and the lenses have clear glass.

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SirEvan    122

What a beautiful camera!

People don't embrace good analogue SLRs nowadays anymore to the extend they deserve. :(

Heart breaking to see prices for such good gear sink so much!

Digital has gotten to the point where it is a serious platform for photography. A few years ago, yes, film was the best option, but with ultra high speed bodies like the D4, ultra high rez bodies like d800, and medium format digital backs, there is almost no reason to go back to film. Film takes much longer to get to print now, or retouch, with digital you can shoot, review, edit, and publish in a very short amount of time.

Film is going to get more and more reduced as digital improves, only die hards shoot film now, and maybe NATGEO, although they're starting to go mostly digital.

As far as embracing analog cameras, should more people also embrace horse drawn carriages over automobiles? should we embrace oil lamps over LED lights? innovation and progress should be embraced when it improves upon the old, not the other way around.

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Glassed Silver    940

Digital has gotten to the point where it is a serious platform for photography. A few years ago, yes, film was the best option, but with ultra high speed bodies like the D4, ultra high rez bodies like d800, and medium format digital backs, there is almost no reason to go back to film. Film takes much longer to get to print now, or retouch, with digital you can shoot, review, edit, and publish in a very short amount of time.

Film is going to get more and more reduced as digital improves, only die hards shoot film now, and maybe NATGEO, although they're starting to go mostly digital.

As far as embracing analog cameras, should more people also embrace horse drawn carriages over automobiles? should we embrace oil lamps over LED lights? innovation and progress should be embraced when it improves upon the old, not the other way around.

Boy, way to misunderstand each other I guess... :D

I have both a digital and an analogue SLR.

Of cause, I prefer my digital photography by a long shot.

What I merely meant was the nostalgia, the old-school feeling, experiencing the materials, etc...

I enjoy analogue photography still and seeing the prices from precious gear sink so much just breaks my heart.

That's all.

Of cause I'm not rambling about technological advances. (Y)

Glassed Silver:mac

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past_reflections    0

I'm going to take the correct but unconventional view of the last arguments to settle this.  Digital imaging is as comparable to photography as water color is to oil painting.  Digital imaging is not photography, in spite of the insistence of habit that it be so-designated.  It is a valid method  in its on right for making images, but renaming it properly would make arguments like this last entirely moot.  

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