Frequently Asked Questions

Your Trusted Partner for Buying and Selling Cameras

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I sell or trade my camera gear?

A: Request a quote free of charge here!

Q: What types of camera gear do you buy?

A: We buy film and digital cameras, lenses, flash units, tripods, and other photo gear.

Q: What types of camera gear you don't buy?

A: Typically we don't buy heavy tripods, projectors, enlarger equipment or cheap cinefilm equipment.

Q: Do you buy estate camera collections?

A: Yes, you can sell your estate camera collections to us.

Q: I got this old camera from my relative, are old cameras worth anything?

A: Request a quote free of charge and find out! Sell to us

Q: Does anyone buy cameras anymore?

A: Yes, we buy used camera gear, and we'll be glad to make you an offer.

Q: How can I sell my old film camera?

A: Request a quote free of charge and find out! Sell to us

Q: How can I send my cameras to you?

A: After receiving a preliminary offer from us, pack your items properly and safely and ship them to our shop. Alternatively, you can bring them in person to our Tampere main store or our smaller store in Helsinki.

Q: Who covers the postage fees?

A: If you send your camera gear to us for, the postage is on you. However, in case you refuse our offer, we will pay for the shipment back to you.

Q: How do I get paid?

A: If you agree to accept out final offer for your gear, we will get your bank details over email, and send you a bank transfer in 2-3 days.

Q: What is a store credit?

A: If you want to “trade-up”, and receive store credit instead of a bank transfer, we can be slightly more generous with our offer. Send us some links to our shop of the gear you want - we will send you our best offer for the gear you trade-in plus the gear you want. Combining this all together, it will either be an even trade, you will owe us some funds, or we will owe you some funds. Alternatively you can request a credit be stored on your account and you can use it in the future.

Q: What if I don't accept your offer?

A: If you do not wish to accept our offer and want your items returned, you can request this at any time. Your items are safe with us during the inspection process. We will pack up your items safely and return them to you free of charge or you can collect your items from our Tampere or Helsinki location.

Q: What type of camera gear is most valuable to you?

A: We consider various factors when determining the value of camera gear, such as the item's condition, rarity, and current market demand. Popular brands include Leica, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax, Canon, Olympus and Nikon, but we are also interested in unique or rare items that may have value to collectors.

Q: How do you check the condition of my camera equipment when testing it?

A: Our skilled team of technicians use period-appropriate, professional-grade testing equipment. This is important because basic camera functions (such as shutter speed, metering, and automatic exposure accuracy) cannot be precisely tested without these machines. We have multiple machines that allow us to test nearly every camera type available. To ensure that lenses have appropriately functioning mechanics, we test the focal throw, zoom, aperture stop-down, filter threads, and all applicable electronic functions (like autofocus).

Q: What happens to the camera equipment that you purchase from customers?

A: We either list the items for sale on our website after checking their condition, or we use the parts to repair other cameras. You will have less things, more money, and will have helped us contribute to a more circular economy. 

Sell to us!

We understand that selling used camera gear can be challenging, which is why we make it easy and hassle-free for you. Our customers trust us because of our commitment to providing fair and competitive offers, as well as a smooth selling process backed by over 10 years of experience. 

If you have old film or digital camera gear lying around that you no longer use, we'll be glad to make you an offer. Whether you have one item or thousands, we will buy it from you. We buy cameras, lenses, flash units, and other photo gear. You can sell to us with confidence knowing that we offer actual money for your items.

How to sell your gear

Request a quote by completing the form here. We will send your information to our trade-in/selling team, who will start building a quote for you. If you are happy with the preliminary offer we provide, pack your items properly and safely and ship them to our shop. Once your gear arrives, we will professionally inspect it, and adjust the offer accordingly. You can accept the offer, or if you wish, request for the items to be sent back to you. Accept the offer and we will have the funds sent to you via bank transfer in 2-3 days.

At Kamerastore, we pride ourselves on providing a hassle-free, fast, and easy selling process for our customers. You can trust us to offer you a fair price for your used camera gear. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at or give us a call at +358 10 2311777.
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