Disposal of equipment

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Glenisla
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Apologies if I am on the wrong bit of the forum but I have a large quantity of video/ camera stuff to dispose off. It belonged to my late father who was working , in the 60s and 70s making scientific films. There is a large collection of lenses and various other bits of camera type equipment as well as a JVC KY-15 E colour video camera, I think used for high speed micro filming.There is also a micro photometer ( whatever that is) and a box, with a another weird thing in it, marked Zeichentubus, a sample of the bits.
I haven't a clue how to find a good home for all this stuff, just loathe to take it to the dump so any advice gratefully recieved.
Duncan Craig
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Re: Disposal of equipment
You could start by taking a few pictures and try to list as much kit as possible.
Then you'll either get specific help on certain kit, or better advice as to where to sell it.
 
The lenses will be of particular interest and can fetch a decent amount of money. So start by listing them here.
 
Then try Googling the items and see what you can find out about them.
The search may lead you to enthusiasts in this specific area, perhaps people selling this kind of stuff who may wish to buy it from you.
 
But it's likely that you won't get much interest I'm afraid.
 
Duncan.
Glenisla
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Re: Disposal of equipment
Thanks for that advice. I am just a bit overwhelmed by the quantity. Ideally it would be good if someone, in Edinburgh, wanted to come round and select. I am happy for a lot of it to simply go to a good home!
 
Duncan Craig
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Please at least list the lenses here.
 
Lenses (often referred to simply as 'glass') can be worth a lot of money, often hundreds of pounds each.
Even when they are decades old.
 
If it's scientific glass then it could be of very high quality, and unusual/rare.
 
Just type in the names and numbers you can see on the lenses.
 
 
Duncan.
paulears
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I agree - new users, or keen amateurs with very limited cash want complete systems - so the KY-15, for example if it's complete, so it could actually be plugged into a mixer, would fetch very little indeed - maybe £100 on a good day. You see them on ebay all the time and rarely go. However, the accessories - like the microphone, especially if it has a decent wind cover would fetch perhaps £70, the tripod plate, if it's there can be things people look for, again, for reasonable money - so it's the odds and ends that have a bit of interest from people who know what they are. There are a number of video forums, but this one and maybe digital director might get people to the door?
Glenisla
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Re: Disposal of equipment
Thanks for that. Once they have been looked at by someone who knows what they are I will try and do a comprehensive list and post it to see what interest there might be, watch this space.....