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No, unfortunately that would be cost-prohibitive (film is pricey!). 

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens – we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals – we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working.

With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.

Well, I mean… *blushes*

We’ve been filming with, repairing and selling vintage cameras for a while now. We sold over 1000 vintage cameras last year, all inspected and where needed, repaired. With 99.9% positive feedback, we’d say we know our stuff.

Each vintage camera we sell has it’s own backstory – as such we list them separately, detailing the condition of the product alongside any accessories that come with it. This way you can know that the photos you see are of the actual item you’ll receive and not some generic ones!

Sorry, that’s not our cup of tea. 

We recommend GaugeFilms for all film processing and scanning – we’ve used them for years and have always been happy with the results. 

Ooooh, good question. It’s important to consider the following things:

  • Frame rate – what frame rates do you want to shoot at? As a rule, most super 8 cameras shoot at 18fps as default. If you want to shoot at 24fps or slow motion, you’ll need to buy a mid-range or professional level super 8 camera.
  • Exposure – do you want the camera to auto expose for you? Or do you want the ability to adjust it yourself?
  • Zoom – most cameras will have some degree of zoom. As a rule of thumb, the more you pay, the more zoom you get.
  • Shooting at low light – If you want to shoot in low light condition, you’ll want a lens with a decent maximium apetuture.
  • ASA/ISO – cheaper cameras will be able to automatically recognise fewer film stock types.
  • Timelapse – do you want to make stop-motion films / do timelapses?
  • How much do you want to spend?

You’ll need to juggle all of these considerations to find the right camera for you. As a general rule of thumb, the more you spend, the more features you get – although it’s worth noting that some brands offer greater value for money.

You can filter our cameras in loads of ways, including, price, exposure settings, frame rates.

If you have any questions or need some advice, why not pop us a message and we’ll be happy to advise you.

Currently, no – although it’s a possibility in the future. You’re welcome to pop us a message detailing the issue as we may be able to advise you on how easy it is to repair, resources available etc – we may even offer to purchase it for spare parts!

We sell our cameras on a range of third-party platforms including eBay and Etsy. Those platforms take a significant cut of every sale, which is sadly reflected in the price you pay. If you purchase directly through our website we’re able to offer a 5% discount as we’re not paying those third-party fees! 

Absolutely, it’s free on orders of any size or price, although we don’t ship to PO Boxes. Click here for shipping info.

Yes we do! Click here for shipping info.

Yup! We offer a 60 day warranty – giving you plenty of time to check out your order to ensure you’re happy with it. Click here for our warranty policy.

We do our best to ensure all orders arrive in perfect condition! We use a range of packing materials including bubblewrap, polystyrene balls, boxes and packing bags.

Your order will be packaged discretely to ensure the surprise isn’t given away if it’s a gift.

We’re committed to helping the environment and where possible we reuse packaging materials.

That’s cool – check our returns policy here

Okay – no worries. Get in touch and let us know what you want, where it’s going and when you need it by. We’ll do our best to find a delivery option that works.

3000+ positive reviews

In total our feedback was 99.7% positive !

Bolex Paillard B8 Double 8mm Camera
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The camera is in great condition! Ben was super helpful with finding the best Bolex as a gift for my partner and was so patient with my questions! I highly recommend this store and will definitely continue ordering from them in the future.
Canon 814 Super 8 Camera
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I can’t thank you enough for your website and the service you provide, I went through three super 8 cameras in this project, including one sold as ‘checked, repaired, CLA’d’, and the one I purchased from you was the only one that worked, and it worked flawlessly! I recommend to everyone that asks me about the film, absolute mvp!
Canon Auto Zoom 814 Super 8 Cine Film Movie Camera
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Came quickly in great condition. Just got my first batch of scans back shot on it and they look amazing. Very happy customer indeed!
Paillard Bolex H16 1953 16mm Cine Film Camera
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Received the item much sooner than expected. It was very well packaged and when opened worked perfectly.
Canon 1014 Super 8 Camera
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I hadn't noticed that the seller was in the UK until after the purchase, so when it showed up on my doorstep just a couple days later, I was floored. Great service, great descriptions, and fantastic packaging for international shipments.
Sankyo LXL 225 Super 8 Camera
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Ben was so helpful in both picking a camera that suited me and in shipping when things got delayed! I will for sure be one to recommend this shop and come here again for more gear in the future. I am so excited about my purchase and it looks great!!
Polaroid Instant Camera
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Camera was packaged so so well, it probably could’ve been chucked out a car and it wouldn’t have had any damage. Delivery was extremely quick and it looks in great condition. Seller was excellent and would recommend buying from.
GAF 64 Super 8 Camera
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Amazing customer service. Bought for a Christmas present. The seller made sure to message me all information about the camera in case I didn’t read the description. Also let me know when the camera was going to be dispatched. Would definitely buy from this shop again. Amazing experience
Super Orion 28mm f/2.8 Prime Lens
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Arrived two days earlier than predicted. Excellent packaging and delivered safely. Perfect looking lens.
Sankyo XL-210 Supertronic Super 8 Cine Film Camera
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Great seller. Got the camera earlier than the planned delivery date. Thank You!
Bolex Paillard DA 9.5mm / 16mm Cine Film Projector
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The seller has been to a good deal of trouble to ensure a safe delivery to the customer. This was a delicate item and all associated parts were individually packed in the container. Received with appreciation.

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