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Old 04-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was digging through some old piles of junk at work and found some old cameras. One was a nikon slr of some sort, didn't really interest me too much, but there was an Olympus OM-4T. It has a 90mm f2.8 lens, and another telephoto lens that I don't remember(push/pull style) and it also has an auto winder thingy on it.

What's a camera like this worth?
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I'd imagine the body is probably peanuts real money is in the lens 90mm 2.8 for various mounts on ebay seem to be $130-150. Depending on the other lens it could just as much. Might have a nice little score selling the lenses
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry Falcon

This is one of those rare instances where the body is more interesting than the lens. The OM-4T was the last pro film body from Olympus and was discontinued fairly recently in 2002-2003.

The OM-4T/Ti is valuable. Especially in good condition and especially with a motor drive. At least $200-300. There's a beat up ("BGN") one on KEH for $215 right now.

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Thanks for the input, Mike.

The camera is insanely tough as well. A good friend of mine has an om-1 that she loves, and it's sturdy, but this camera feels a little bit better built. I'm going to check with my supervisor to see if I can borrow it for a while. It's been in storage for the last 10 years most likely.
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In storage for a long time you say? You have a great way to make it yours while being ethical and legal about it. Put that stuff in a box, bring it up to your boss and roll out the line "I noticed some of this ancient camera gear kicking around the storage room. If you want to get it out of the way I don't mind taking it home."

After all, who really uses film these days?
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In storage for a long time you say? You have a great way to make it yours while being ethical and legal about it. Put that stuff in a box, bring it up to your boss and roll out the line "I noticed some of this ancient camera gear kicking around the storage room. If you want to get it out of the way I don't mind taking it home."

After all, who really uses film these days?
You'd think so. And honestly, nobody in the office would care if they never saw that camera again, but since it's the University of Florida everything is inventoried and it's nearly impossible to get rid of anything. We have a whole room stuffed full of typewriters, cameras, and overhead projectors.
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Sorry Falcon

This is one of those rare instances where the body is more interesting than the lens. The OM-4T was the last pro film body from Olympus and was discontinued fairly recently in 2002-2003.

The OM-4T/Ti is valuable. Especially in good condition and especially with a motor drive. At least $200-300. There's a beat up ("BGN") one on KEH for $215 right now.
No worries Mike I did some researching and on Ebay these are going for absolutely crack pipe pricing even for a pro film body. With that said I'm a Canon guy so I'm more up to date on Canon used pricing though I just scored myself an EOS 1N for $50 HAHA which given what they've been going for ~200 or so is a steal. It's only downfall from the top end 1V is that it needs F2.8 or faster lenses to enable the center cross type AF point. Though with that said I bought it to use with my 40mm pancake and I'm going to be scanning the images and shooting 400 speed Kodak B&W film taking me back to my high school 35mm SLR shooting
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You'd think so. And honestly, nobody in the office would care if they never saw that camera again, but since it's the University of Florida everything is inventoried and it's nearly impossible to get rid of anything. We have a whole room stuffed full of typewriters, cameras, and overhead projectors.
Less ethical route: Trip over something while going about your job, file health and safety complaint. In complaint state cause of something along the lines of "Excessive unused equipment in storage presenting hazard to worker safety."

That will usually force them to step up their game and remove items from inventory.

Middle management at a place I worked for awhile ago used that to force the hand of upper management who wanted to keep a bunch of stuff kicking around that was cluttering up the shop.
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Low $200's, and that's probably a stretch.
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