If you are shopping online, you will see that every item in the Used Department gets a rating describing its condition. Just like the gear that you sold to B&H Photo, everything is thoroughly tested and inspected before it hits the department shelves. Any item that is rated a 10 is likely an unused returned item or something that never really left the box for one reason or another.
The Used Department is stocked full of used film cameras and equipment, including beautiful Leica M rangefinders, classic Nikon SLRs, twin lens Rolleiflex masterpieces, and gorgeous Mamiya medium format systems. At the film counter in the store, the crew has well over a century of film photography experience, and they are happy to guide you to a great purchase of a new (to you) film camera.
As you probably know, there has been a resurgence in the world of film photography, unfortunately, no one is really making 35mm film cameras anymore. Because of this, supply has been down while demand has been steadily increasing. If you have a long-unused film camera at home, B&H Photo has a home for it on the Used Department shelves, where it will await an excited student just entering the magical world of film photography, or a new owner looking for a great retro picture-making experience. If you want to step away from the weight of the digital world and try the purity of film, come to the B&H Used Department, in New York, or head online and get yourself a beautiful Canon AE-1, Nikon FM2, or Olympus OM-1, then pick up a lens and a roll of film and go shooting!
Last, but not least, if you get to New York and visit the B&H Photo Video SuperStore, be sure to swing by the Used Department to see our collection of rare cameras on view in the Camera Museum vitrines (before someone buys the ones that are for sale)!
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So, without further delay, here is our list of the top six (in alphabetical order) places to look at when seeking out your next piece of gear. Obviously, all these places offer gear well beyond just cameras and lenses too!
As far as digital cameras and lenses, its used department is my favorite of anyone on this list. Adorama has tons of used gear available at any given time, with new gear being added every day. Best of all, it has very, very good prices with some unbeatable deals popping up now and then.
We likely all know B&H Photo Video. It is almost certainly the largest photo and video retailer in the United States, if not the world. While most of its seemingly endless options of products and brands are new stock, it does have a decent used department.
Like purchasing new items from B&H, used gear will still come with the same quality customer service and free expedited delivery over $49. Used equipment may be returned for any reason within 30 days and carries a three-month parts and labor warranty.
eBay is where you stand to get the best possible price and have the largest variety of options at any given time for any given item. For some items, namely vintage lenses, cameras, and accessories as well as rare or niche items, eBay may be the only place where you stand a chance to find what you are looking for.
MPB is probably the least well-known on this list, but it has grown quite a lot during the COVID-19 era and are absolutely worth a look. Not unlike the others on this list (except eBay), MPB purchases and resells used camera gear after thoroughly inspecting and testing the equipment. With two offices in the UK and one in Brooklyn, New York, MPB serves even more markets than several others on this list, and in April of this year, it acquired Series D funding of $69 million to expand to other markets.
The two best things about MPB are its massive catalog of available products and its very good prices. For example, at the time of writing there are twenty Nikon Z6 (starting at $1059), thirty-four Canon 5D Mark IV (starting at $1959), and twenty-seven Sony a7R Mark III (starting at $1889) cameras available to purchase. I do not know of anywhere else, except eBay, with that kind of inventory.
Finally, selling our used cameras and photography great is good for the planet. Reusing equipment and letting it have a second or third life helps reduce the amount of new cameras that need to be manufactured.
In order to get that used equipment inventory, B&H buys used photography gear from photographers. The process is very similar to KEH and MPB. You can get a free no obligation quote via their website, although you do have to provide an e-mail address.
If you are in the UK, then you are likely familiar with WEX Photo Video, who are one of the largest photography equipment retailers in the country. They have a large used selection of camera equipment, and offer the option for photographers to sell them their used gear.
WEX also promises to price match, so if you find a better quote somewhere else, like MPB UK, they will match it. So if you are in the UK, this is definitely one to strongly consider for selling your used camera.
The main advantage is that you can set the price for your product yourself, so there is a possibility that you will be able to get more money for your used camera equipment compared to selling via somewhere like MPB or KEH.
Looking at listings for the Canon EOS 6D on eBay, they currently go at a range from $315 at the low end through to around $550 for one in excellent condition. So this is marginally higher than selling to a specialist used camera store.
eBay is also a good option to consider for those who lives in parts of the world which do not have a lot of physical or online photography retailers. While people in some countries like the US, UK, and Europe may have a lot of different options for where they can sell used cameras, there are more limited options for regions of South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
MPB is similar to KEH in that they specialize in selling used photography equipment, but they have a wider remit, covering the USA, Europe, and the UK. They also sell video equipment and related accessories like bags, tripod and filters. Their equipment comes from photographers who are looking to sell used camera gear.
Many local photography stores will also purchase your camera equipment, and this can also be a good way to get your gear appraised for quality. In some countries like Japan, this is going to be your best way to sell your used gear unless you want to sell it peer-to-peer.
As you will have noticed from this guide, there are two main ways to sell used camera equipment. First, you can either sell it to a business, who will pay you up front and handle the resale via their own store. Alternatively, you can sell it directly to a consumer.
For older items, you might consider if they might be useful as display items. For example, I have a few old film cameras that are just not worth much. Your best options there may to be able to sell or donate them for display purposes. For example, some shops like to use old film cameras for display purposes. A local museum may also be interested in having it.
We buy used cameras of all kinds and vintages. We will give you a FREE current value estimate. You will have the choice of selling your equipment outright or leaving it for us to sell for you on a consignment basis.
After KEH receive your gear, you can get paid by Paypal or check, or alternatively trade it in for one of their 60,000 items of second-hand cameras, lenses or accessories. In my experience, KEH offers the best camera trade-in program.
If there are no images of the item for sale, or the seller has used stock images, ask for real images of the product. With cameras and lenses, ask for images from every angle including a close up of the sensor, rear screen and the front and rear elements of the lens.
Still worried about making a purchase of a former rental item All our used gear comes with a 3-day inspection period (starting when the item arrives at your door). If, for any reason, you want to return the item within those 3 days, simply send it back using a 2-day, trackable shipping method for a refund.
The ARRI CPO program broadens the horizon for independent filmmakers. This initiative enables purchasing of ARRI cameras and accessories with all the guarantees and support. We acquired an ALEXA Classic and we couldn't be happier with it!
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has the ability to track people in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx by running images from 15,280 surveillance cameras into invasive and discriminatory facial recognition software, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals.
Thousands of volunteers from around the world participated in the investigation, tagging 15,280 surveillance cameras at intersections across Manhattan (3,590), Brooklyn (8,220) and the Bronx (3,470). Combined, the three boroughs account for almost half of the intersections (47%) in New York City, constituting a vast surface area of pervasive surveillance.
East New York in Brooklyn, an area that is 54.4% Black, 30% Hispanic and 8.4% White according to the latest census data, was found to be the most surveilled neighbourhood in all three boroughs, with an alarming 577 cameras found at intersections.
Information about what the camera was attached to and its type was used as a proxy for public or private ownership. For the purposes of the research it was assumed that cameras attached to buildings were likely to be privately owned. Cameras, such as dome cameras, attached to street lights, traffic signals or roadside poles, were most likely to be owned by a government agency with the permission and access to install them.
Our data science team also used a qualitative review of a subset of intersections by an expert to look for systematic errors or biases, such as volunteers tagging only one of two cameras on NYPD Argus boxes. 59ce067264