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02-08-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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What is the Value of my Equipment

Hi everyone, My father found a Pentax Camera and accessories in the rubbish and we were wondering if they were of any value:

Camera: Pentax ME Super - film camera.
Lens: SUN Asahi Pentax 58. L39(UV)
Flash: Pentax AF200S
Lens: OSAWA HOYA 49mm Skylight [1B]
Filter: ASAHI Pentax Filter 1 large, 1 small
All in original housing and large camera bag.

I hope that makes sense to somebody.

Would appreciate your help.

If interested in purchasing I live on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia.

Kind regards,

02-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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Your lenses actually seem to be what is written on the filters on the actual lenses. the 49mm filter is probably on a 50mm lens the 58mm filter is probably on a 100mm or 135mm lens. Take the filters off and you should be able to see what is written on the lens. I'm assuming you have M/K/m42 lenses since the A style lenses had the names written on the focus ring.
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QuoteOriginally posted by motheroftwo Quote

Filter: ASAHI Pentax Filter 1 large, 1 small

Might want those. Can you post pictures of them ?

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Before you offer them for sale I suggest you check with the police to see if they're stolen. Altogether there's about $150-$200 worth, depending on the condition and the actual lenses, but since you say they're in the original housing and a large camera bag, I suspect they were nicked as part of a haul and dumped. No photographer would chuck that lot in a rubbish bin.

02-08-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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My Dad works for the Council and he is always looking at what people are throwing out, they were definitely in a throw out.
I will post photo's ASAP.
Thanks for your help, Misty.

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