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Camera and Photographic Equipment

We hold regular auctions of cameras, photographs and scientific instruments each year. These typically include cameras and lenses by Hasselblad, Leica, Rollei, Zeiss, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, mahogany and brass plate cameras, 19th century images, microscopes, telescopes, navigational and surveying instruments.

Experience and knowledge allows us to give you expert and comprehensive advice when selling. Prior to the auction a professional, colour printed catalogue is produced and publicised worldwide to ensure that your items reach the excellent prices they deserve.

Our consultants are available and eager to offer friendly and honest advice to any buyers with questions regarding items for sale, prior, during or post auction.

Any enquiries regarding buying or selling and for more information please contact our specialists Paul Mason, Mike Spencer or Hugo Marsh on 01635 580595 or via our contact us page.

 

Auction highlights

  • Photographica Auction
  • 21st July 2020

Lot 40

A Quantity of 16mm Movie Film, titles including AAF training films, Sing Bing Sing, The Sunshine State, other titles and home movies, AF

Price realised

£650

Lot 82

A Tray of SLR Cameras, a Pentax MX, Asahi, Asahi Spotmatic, Asahi KM, Fujica Fujicarex, ST605n and a Yashica Pentomatic

Price realised

£230

Lot 173

Two Nikon Digital SLR and Lenses, a Nikon D3, no battery, untested, a D7000, powers up,shutter faulty, mirror jams, with AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens, auto focus sticking, Nikon ED 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D lens, auto focus not working and a 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye Nikkor, auto focus faulty, all AF

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Photographica Including Cameras,Photographs and Scientific Instruments
  • 16th June 2020

Lot 420

A Primarette Twin Lens Folding Camera, circa 1931-37, a taking camera topped by a second viewing or finder camera, separate lens and bellows for each half, top lens tilts down for automatic parallax correction, body G, some wear to leather, bellows G, with Meyer Görlitz 7.5cm f2.9 lens, serial no 612503, in F Deckel shutter, shutter sluggish on slow speeds, elements G, some haze, with both lens caps, spools and leather strap

Price realised

£550

Lot 484

A Black Leitz Wetzlar Leica M2 Body, serial no. 949 075, rare black example from 1958 (serial no. allocation 948 601 to 949 100), lever rewind release, no self-timer, body F, missing cap next to frame counter index, brassing to edges of top plate, baseplate and film advance, some repainting to top plate, signs of corrosion underneath, bottom plate worn and unrestored, shutter working (capping at 1/500, not opening at 1/1000s), with maker's body cap

Price realised

£14,000

Lot 485

A Rare Early Leitz Wetzlar Leica M3 Double Stroke Camera, chrome, serial no. 700 365, 1954, a low serial number example (1954 allocation 700 000 to 710 000), with corner on top plate, early triangular strap lugs, body G, scuffing to top and baseplates, shutter and self-timer working, with a Leitz Summicron 5cm f/2 collapsible lens, no. 920 887, barrel G, elements F, fog to front glass, with maker's cap

Price realised

£14,000

Auction highlights

  • Photographica Including Cameras, Photographs & Scientific Instruments
  • 16th June 2020

Lot 19

An early 20th Century folding-strut 2½in x 3½in Newman & Guardia 'Sibyl' Camera, with milled aluminium front standard, Taylor, Taylor & Hobson f/6.5 Cooke lens, in swinging sector shutter, film pack back, wooden focusing screen with glass reversed and pencil inscription 'Autochrome', metal focusing screen and six metal dark slides, in leather case, slides af, and wooden dark slide, with ink inscription for Autochrome, in maker's case, circa 1910, F

Price realised

£850

184

A fine mid-19th Century Andrew Ross lacquered brass Large No. 1 Compound Binocular Bar-Limb Polarising Microscope, serial no. 1958, with binocular and monocular body-tubes and Wenham prism, eyepiece -'A' pair, 'B' pair, 'C Kellner's Orthoscopic' pair, D and E, objectives - ¼in with correction collar, ½in with correction collar, 1½in and 3in, in cans, Lieberkuhn, periphery-geared mechanical stage, stage bull's-eye condenser

Price realised

£5,000

224

A Reid III Rangefinder Camera, serial no. P1313, shutter working, body G, spotting to top plate and scuffing to rear of bottom plate, with a Taylor-Hobson Anastigmat 2in f/2 lens, no. 328777, F, condensation patches on rear element, maker's lens cap and Reid & Sigrist presentation box

Price realised

£1,800

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 11th May 2020
Lot 187

Lot 187

A Canon EOS 6D Mark 1 DSLR Camera

Price realised

£440

Lot 221

Lot 221

A Leitz Focomat V35 Autofocus Colour Enlarger

Price realised

£380

Lot 349

Lot 349

An R.A.F Torpedo Training Camera

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 22nd October 2019

Lot 254

A Contax G2 Rangefinder Camera, serial no 050354, shutter working, metering responds to light, body G, a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 45mm f/2 lens, barrel G-VG, elements G, with instructions, lens hood and body cap, all in a Contax branded hard case

Price realised

£920

Lot 386

TL 0.85 Chrome Rangefinder Body, serial no 2547952, 1999, body G-VG, slight soiling around shutter speed disc, shutter working, meter reacts to light, with body cap, maker's presentation box, paperwork and sleeve

Price realised

£1200

Lot 388

A Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 Lens, chrome, serial no 3760964, 1996, barrel VG, elements VG, with E46 UVa filter, maker's caps and box with matching serial number

Price realised

£1100

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 24th September 2019

Lot 28

A Tray of Canon EF Short AF Zoom Lenses, a 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II lens, a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Ultrasonic lens, a 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Ultrasonic lens, a 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 A lens, two 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses, a 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and two 35-135mm f/4-5.6 Ultrasonic lenses

Price realised

£260

Lot 51

A Plaubel 69W Proshift Superwide 6 x 9cm Camera, body F, Copal shutter working but release button not working, shift locking ineffective, body F with a Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Angulon 47mm f/5.6 lens

Price realised

£300

Lot 205

A Tray of Lenses, brands include Canon EF, Canon FD, Minolta Vectis, Minolta M, Pentax, Schneider-Kreuznach, Tamron, Vivitar, Carl Zeiss and Carl Zeiss Jena

Price realised

£340

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 23rd July 2019

Lot 281

A Ross Xpres 1½in F/1.9 Lens, serial no. 187883, Newman Sinclair mount, 1940s

Price realised

£5,200

Lot 282

A Ross Xpres 2in f/1.9 Lens, serial no. 129659, Newman Sinclair mount, 1930s

Price realised

£6,000

Lot 294

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 568807

Price realised

£10,000

Auction highlights

  • Camera
  • 18th June 2019

Lot 64

Two Yashica T4 Compact Cameras, black, serial no 192292, 078564, with Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 35mm f/3.5 lenses

Price realised

£260

Lot 122

An Olympus OM-4 Ti SLR Camera and OM Mount Lenses, black, maker's box and ERC, a Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 lens, a Sigma Mini-Wide II 28mm f/2.8 lens, a Sigma UC Zoom 70-210mm f/4-5.6

Price realised

£240

Lot 159

Hasselblad Accessories, a Hasselblad Ixpress V digital back, an Ixpress 24V adapter, some cabling, three Hasselblad roll film magazines, an A12 (boxed), an A16 and a 6 x 6cm type without a dark slide, a Hasselblad macro bellows

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 23rd July 2019

Lot 292

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 613723, black, barrel VG, elements F-G, edge fungus, black speck, cleaning mark, with maker's box and matching serial number

Price realised

£13,000

Lot 146

This lot is an extremely rare 1930s Leitz accessory, the Leica Gun by E. Leitz Inc. of New York, developed the Leica Gun at the suggestion of Attilio Gatti, a celebrated Italian-born, explorer, author and film maker who led thirteen African safaris between the 1920s and 1940s. Gatti urgently needed a hand-held support for the long telephoto lenses he fitted to his Leica camera for rapid sequence wildlife photography

Price realised

£138,000

Lot 293

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 601587

Price realised

£12,000

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 30th April 2019
Lot 10

Lot 10

A 19th Century J H Dallmeyer lacquered brass Transit Instrument with 2in telescope with lens cap

Price realised

£3000

Lot 143

Lot 143

An early Carte-de-Visite album, including Mayer & Pierson/Napoleon III, Mayall - Queen Victoria, Prince Alfred etc

Price realised

£5200

Lot 434

Lot 434

A Cooke Speed Panchro Series II 50mm f/2 Lens made by Rank Taylor Hobson, serial number 701819

Price realised

£2000

Auction highlights

  • Cameras and Photographic Equipment

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