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05-21-2016, 09:37 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Gear donation thread?

I have some excess gear that is functional but not especially valuable.

I would like to donate it to an organization that will use it to promote film photography.
A quick Google search finds the Film Photography Project doing good things.
Does anyone know of any others?

Some I might offer to Pentax Forums members.
Do we have an ongoing "free for shipping" thread for this purpose?

TIA,
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05-21-2016, 09:46 AM   #2
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Chris, I've not seen a dedicated thread as such, but I think that members have posted "free for shipping" just in the Marketplace forum.

BTW, very kind of you!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I have some excess gear that is functional but not especially valuable.

I would like to donate it to an organization that will use it to promote film photography.
A quick Google search finds the Film Photography Project doing good things.
Does anyone know of any others?

Some I might offer to Pentax Forums members.
Do we have an ongoing "free for shipping" thread for this purpose?

TIA,
Chris
You could also start a little contest thread- just to make sure the gear goes who someone who really needs it All up to you, though I'd be happy to help if needed.

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You could also start a little contest thread- just to make sure the gear goes who someone who really needs it
That's a great idea!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I have some excess gear that is functional but not especially valuable.

I would like to donate it to an organization that will use it to promote film photography.
A quick Google search finds the Film Photography Project doing good things.
Does anyone know of any others?


Altruism is a noble thing Chris. I admire you for it, it reflects on your character and integrity.


It is also great to see organizations like the one you found doing good things.


QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Some I might offer to Pentax Forums members.
Do we have an ongoing "free for shipping" thread for this purpose?



If I recall correctly, photography related items have been offered up on the marketplace free, for shipping costs. Adam did this most recently, and another member started a thing where members mail it to each other, mount a lens and shoot some photos, then pass the camera on.




Read about the camera they are passing around here, it looks like a great way to promote film photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I have some excess gear that is functional but not especially valuable.

I would like to donate it to an organization that will use it to promote film photography.
A quick Google search finds the Film Photography Project doing good things.
Does anyone know of any others?

Some I might offer to Pentax Forums members.
Do we have an ongoing "free for shipping" thread for this purpose?

TIA,
Chris
When I was working with the NYC Dept of Education, and had just done extensive work at a Queens HS that I knew had a darkroom and photography classes, I donated some film equipment to them. This was many years ago, but they were very happy to get it. I'm not sure how much film work goes on these days, but it might be worth a check. I'm guessing current classes are digitally oriented, but who knows. Darkrooms were common in the 60's/70's schools.
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Chrome Pentax ME Super in excellent condition.
Everything works. May need seals and foam, CLA.
Free, you pay only USPS postage. PM if interested.

Offered here to PF film fans first.
If no takers will go to classifieds.

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This is fantastic idea. I wonder if a little sub-forum might be a fun and useful addition, Adam? A sort of Film Gear Swap Meet, strictly for trades and "Free for Shipping" offers like Chris has.
Could potentially turn into a nice spot - I know I have a number of small items I never use that I might just let go to a "good home".
Cheers, Chris.

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Free Pentax ME Super ad now in PF classifieds.

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Pentax P3n ad now in PF Marketplace.

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