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Got given an Olympus SLR and two lenses

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by philstanbridge, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. philstanbridge

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,682

    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    My dad has been doing a bit of sorting out. He's given me his old Olympus OM20 which came with a 35mm (guess this is the kit lens?) and a 200mm Sirius zoom telephoto by the looks. There is also a flash gun. Now I've not much experience when it comes to film cameras and he has said I'm more than welcome to sell it so that I can put it towards my Nikon fund, which I may just do. It literally hasn't been touched in over 20 years, and it was a slightly odd feeling unpacking it from its case. It all seems to be spotless, and even comes with it's manual.

    Apart from Ebay, is there anywhere you recommend where I can find how much this lot is worth? I'm in two minds to be honest, but I definitely wont be using it and it seems a shame just to keep it boxed up.
     
  2. Snapshot

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 11, 2006

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: Wiltshire

    The kit lens, if there was one, would have been a 50mm f1.8 as was ubiquitous then. I don't remember the OM20 as being that well regarded so it's not likely to add much to your Nikon fund. The Sirius 200mm probably has negative value i.e. you'll have to pay someone to take it away. ;)
    You might find this article useful.
     
  3. philstanbridge

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,682

    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    Thanks for the reply! I was following a similar kit on the auction site that sold for £62 + postage. He had three lenses but his camera was extremely well used. But it might not be worth trying to sell on. Maybe I'll open it up in another 20 years :D
     
  4. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,248

    Location: London

    Buy a cheap k&f adapter and mess around with the lenses on your Nikon?
     
  5. philstanbridge

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,682

    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    I haven't got a Nikon.. That's the point, I'm attempting to save up for a 800 or something along those lines, but it will take a while to get there.