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The Best Places to Buy Used Cameras and Lenses in 2023
Ever since I became a photographer, most of the cameras and lenses I have purchased have been used. Most cameras and lenses only come with one-year warranties (though there are exceptions), and since some used gear sellers offer 6-month warranties, that extra half-year is often not worth the difference (to me). And, of course, some items — like vintage or discontinued cameras and lenses — are only available used.
Also, if I want to try a camera out to see how it works for me, I look for an open-box item — I am not a fan of returning brand new cameras because of purely personal preference.
I have had experience with all the below-mentioned companies, some much more than the others.
So, without further delay, here is our list of the top six (in alphabetical order) places to look at when seeking out your next piece of gear. Obviously, all these places offer gear well beyond just cameras and lenses too!
At a Glance
Adorama is my absolute favorite supplier of photo and video products. After hundreds (if not thousands) of items purchased and tens of thousands of dollars spent with them, I can safely say I have quite a lot of experience — including returns and dealing with its amazing customer service team.
As far as digital cameras and lenses, its used department is my favorite of anyone on this list. Adorama has tons of used gear available at any given time, with new gear being added every day. Best of all, it has very, very good prices with some unbeatable deals popping up now and then.
Items are rated from X (for parts only) to F (fair, which means it has certain malfunctions) to E+ (Excellent Plus). I have had nothing but great experiences with items from G (Good, just above Fair) to E+, with the lone exception of a thirteen-year-old Sigma DP1. Since returns to Adorama are so utterly seamless, it was not even a bother.
One of the best features of Adorama — not just its used department but the site as a whole — is its VIP360 program. It costs $49.99 per year, but if you order a decent amount of photography or video equipment, it is well worth it. The primary benefits are: free 2-day shipping on thousands of new items, 60 day return period instead of the normal 30, 1-year “drops and spills” protection (applies to new items only, with some exclusions), dedicated customer service, and early-bird access to discounts and sales. Oh, and shipping for returns is free with VIP360 too — so even if you simply change your mind but the product is not defective, you still pay nothing for return shipping.
All of Adorama’s used photo products come with a six-month warranty for G grade or higher and a 30-day return window. Used video and lighting gear carries a 90-day warranty with a 30 day return period.
B&H Photo Video
We likely all know B&H Photo Video. It is almost certainly the largest photo and video retailer in the United States, if not the world. While most of its seemingly endless options of products and brands are new stock, it does have a decent used department.
Based out of New York City, B&H sits less than two miles from its nearest competitor (both literally and figuratively) — Adorama. The retailer has a massive superstore that thousands of people visit every day. Should you be lucky enough to do so, you can browse its used equipment in person. You can also drop off returns and pick up online orders at its physical store, often same-day.
Unlike Adorama, the used department is not nearly as robust, nor are its prices as competitive. B&H’s inventory does not rotate over as much, and its rating system is more opaque. It does often include a note alongside the numbered rating (which ranges from 7 to 10), e. g. “Moderate Wear,” “Well Used,” or “Little to No Signs of Wear.”
Like purchasing new items from B&H, used gear will still come with the same quality customer service and free expedited delivery over $49. Used equipment may be returned for any reason within 30 days and carries a three-month parts and labor warranty.
I am sure everyone is familiar with eBay, so not a lot needs to be said about how it works. It is probably the most controversial option on this list — some hate it and will never use it and others (like me) find it to be a great source for a variety of different situations.
eBay is where you stand to get the best possible price and have the largest variety of options at any given time for any given item. For some items, namely vintage lenses, cameras, and accessories as well as rare or niche items, eBay may be the only place where you stand a chance to find what you are looking for.
A lot of the apprehension regarding eBay is the potential for scams or dubious sellers. This is a completely valid concern; however, it is far, far less something to worry about as a buyer. eBay has an incredibly robust protection system in place for buyers — to the point that I feel the site is riskier for sellers and not the other way around. The retailer will side with the buyer in almost every situation.
If there are any issues with your item, you can simply file a claim and eBay will refund your money whether the seller accepts the return or ignores your claim. You should, however, thoroughly read any description and look at all available photos before purchasing. From my extensive experience of over fifteen years on the site as both a buyer and seller, I have zero reservations as a purchaser.
Unlike every other company on this list, eBay items, in general, have no warranty — however, some sellers on the site (including several on this list who also sell on eBay) do offer warranties on items sold via eBay. Again, you should thoroughly read the listing and/or contact the seller if you are unsure about the terms. eBay itself has a 30-day window to file a claim should your purchase be not as described, not arrive, etc.
It is worth noting that eBay, along with the below-mentioned MPB, is the only company on this list that is NOT an authorized dealer for Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc. This can be important if you are, for example, an NPS (Nikon Professional Services) member — it also may affect the ability to get repairs from the manufacturer, since any camera or lens not purchased from an authorized retailer is considered gray market.
KEH Camera — the largest pre-owned camera store in the United States — is based just outside of Atlanta and is one of the most popular and highly regarded sites for used photography (and some video) gear. With great prices, fantastic customer service, warranties, and a huge catalog of used equipment, it is one of my go-to sites when I am looking for my next piece of gear. From 35mm to large format cameras and lenses, DSLRs, mirrorless, and tons of accessory gear, there is not much it doesn’t have.
The site is easy to navigate and browse, with everything broken down into clear and specific categories, plus plenty of search filters along the left-hand side of the page. Its ratings range from “Like New” to “Ugly” — there is also an “As Is” rating, which essentially means “for parts only.” And its rating system is one of the strictest out there — “bargain” grade, which is just above “ugly” is often equivalent to what many eBay sellers would list as “Excellent++” or “Near Mint.” I have even bought dozens of “ugly” lenses — most of which simply had cosmetic issues but were optically good or excellent.
Unfortunately, KEH’s site does not have photos of each item, so you can only judge its items based on the rating system.
KEH offers a 180-day warranty and 21-day return window on bargain grade or higher items and free shipping for orders over $49.
Our original choice here was LensAuthority, a subsidiary of LensRentals, however as Petapixel reported in November of last year, Lensrentals chose to integrate the two into one site. This is certainly a good move because it was somewhat difficult to find LensAuthority unless you were directly familiar with it, even if you knew about LensRentals.
Every piece of equipment at LensRentals goes through a rigorous X point inspection, cleaning, and provision program after each loan, which allows them to achieve what is purported to be the lowest failure rate in the rental business. Equipment naturally goes through the same proprietary inspection process before being put up for sale.
You can browse the LensRentals site as you normally would if you want to rent something, and if you’re interested in buying or seeing what’s available to buy, each product page has a “Buy” button in the top right. Clicking that will take you to a page that lists all of the available bodies/lenses for sale.
Each item will have an overall rating like “excellent” or “good,” along with sub-ratings for Cosmetics, Performance, and Shutter Count (for cameras). Lenses will, in place of Shutter Count, have a “Glass” rating.
LensRentals does provide some other very nice options that you don’t see elsewhere. Chief among them is its incredibly affordable extended warranty options. For example, you can get a 1-year extended warranty on any camera priced from $1,000 to $3,000 for an additional $25! A 2-year extended warranty on a lens from $500 to $1,500 is $14. I don’t know any other company that offers extended warranties anywhere close to those prices if they’re even offered at all.
I do wish the site was easier to navigate for potential buyers who are not interested in renting — similar to how LensAuthority worked, or every other site on this list. As it stands, you have to find the item you’re interested in, click “Buy” and then see what’s available (if anything is). A somewhat separate section of the site with navigation for all products currently for sale, along with filters and the ability to organize lists (e.g. from Low to High price) would be incredibly nice. But again, the transition away from LensAuthority is very recent, so it’s highly possible updates to the site are in the works or planned.
Lastly, if you rent an item from LensRentals, you can opt to purchase it after your rental and LensRentals will credit 100% of the rental fees for up to 7 days toward the purchase as part of its “Keeper Test Drive” program.
MPB is probably the least well-known on this list, but it has grown quite a lot during the COVID-19 era and are absolutely worth a look. Not unlike the others on this list (except eBay), MPB purchases and resells used camera gear after thoroughly inspecting and testing the equipment. With two offices in the UK and one in Brooklyn, New York, MPB serves even more markets than several others on this list, and in April of this year, it acquired Series D funding of $69 million to expand to other markets.
The two best things about MPB are its massive catalog of available products and its very good prices. For example, at the time of writing there are twenty Nikon Z6 (starting at $1059), thirty-four Canon 5D Mark IV (starting at $1959), and twenty-seven Sony a7R Mark III (starting at $1889) cameras available to purchase. I do not know of anywhere else, except eBay, with that kind of inventory.
The company offers a 7-day return window with a six-month warranty on all the retailer’s products.
As mentioned above for eBay, MPB is not an authorized dealer for Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.
Robert’s Camera (Used Photo Pro)
Robert’s Camera (hereafter referred to as Used Photo Pro), based out of Indianapolis is one of the largest suppliers of both new and used gear in the United States. Its used department, which exists on a separate website and with its own customer service line, is one of the best in the country.
Over the years, I have purchased thousands of items from Robert’s, visited its store dozens of times, and it has been nothing but the kindest, most helpful company I have ever dealt with. Customer service resolves issues with lightning speed and without hassle.
Used Photo Pro sells everything from modern digital cameras and lenses to vintage 35mm, medium format, and large format cameras and lenses — as well as the expected accessories like tripods, camera bags, etc.
While its inventory is not as extensive as KEH, the prices are just as competitive and, unlike KEH, each item on the site has photos of the actual product.
Grades range from Inoperable to Mint. The description of what each grade means is listed on every item’s page and, as mentioned, photos are available for you to inspect. The retailer is as transparent as it gets as far as what you are buying — in fact, out of the thousands of items I purchased from them, only one had an issue and the return was seamless.
Used Photo Pro offers a six-month warranty on all items, except for those graded “poor” or “inoperable.” Free shipping is offered on all items except those graded Inoperable, Poor, or Fair.
If there is one niggle with Used Photo Pro, it is that ever since its redesign, the website is achingly slow to load each page — it is borderline unacceptably slow. But, have patience because it is a wonderful resource. I do hope the retailer fixes that issue, though — it would make it a lot more pleasant for me, as I check it several times a day.
Full disclosure: Adorama has been a long-time PetaPixel sponsor, but the camera store was not involved in the creation of this article.
Image credits: Header photo licensed from Depositphotos
Tele2: 60% of customers buy cameras to monitor children and animals
Tele2, a Russian mobile operator, found that demand for Smart Home cameras is highest in July and August, accounting for an average of 10% of purchases each month. The popularity of such equipment in the summer is explained by the desire of customers to monitor their apartment during a trip outside the city – more than 50% of video camera owners have country houses.
In Tele2 communication stores, customers can connect Rostelecom’s Smart Home, a digital solution that allows them to control devices in their home using a smartphone. With indoor surveillance cameras, users can monitor what is happening indoors in real time.
Tele2 analyzed consumer demand for indoor video surveillance cameras. Users on average buy two cameras, using them in different places of the apartment or house. The share of Tele2 customers who purchased cameras for indoor video surveillance in 2022 was 90%, the rest use them for outdoor video surveillance.
Among the reasons for buying such equipment, 48% of buyers mention the opportunity to look after the house during their absence. According to the operator, the need to install video surveillance in half of the cases arose among those who periodically travel to the country. Video surveillance acquisitions peaked in July and August in 2022, with an average share of 10% each month. The surge in purchases is associated with the height of the summer season and holidays. Owners of video cameras want to be sure of the safety of their apartments – 74% of the purchased cameras were installed there.
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The company also found that a popular reason for installing indoor video surveillance is the need to monitor a child – 34% of buyers indicated this reason. Most often, these are parents of children aged 7-14 years – in 61% of cases. The operator notes that cameras are installed for remote monitoring of pets – this reason was named by 26% of users. Another 15% buy video surveillance to look after elderly relatives, and 14% of respondents control repairs using cameras. At the same time, respondents could indicate several reasons for installing video surveillance systems.
One of the main advantages of video surveillance from Rostelecom is the ability to connect cloud storage. This feature allows you to record the broadcast without restrictions on the size of the video. In addition, the user can select the desired number of days to keep the record.
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