Canon TLb resale?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Cynicor, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Cynicor

    Cynicor Guest

    Could anyone tell me what near-mint condition Canon TLb cameras fetch
    these days on resale? I have a friend who found one in her parents'
    house, and is wondering about value. I can't find comparables on eBay or
    at used sellers like B&H. Thanks!
    Cynicor, Sep 12, 2007
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    Eric Miller Guest

    The last time I saw one of those for sale on Ebay, it went for around
    $60-$80 IIRC. That was around 2000 or 2001.

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Sep 12, 2007
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    Cynicor Guest

    Cool, thanks for the info.
    Cynicor, Sep 12, 2007
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    Yoshi Guest

    This is hardly significant. The bottom has fallen out of 35mm prices since

    Yoshi, Sep 12, 2007
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    Advocate54 Guest

    Correct, closed auctions on eBay show they are selling for around $20 with
    full kits going for $40 tops.
    Advocate54, Sep 12, 2007
  6. Hello Cynthia.

    There is one on ebay at the moment.

    It is priced at £25 UK and there are no bids so far.

    Regards, Ian
    Nottingham, England.
    Fred Anonymous, Sep 12, 2007
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    xenarshooter Guest

    I think you should keep it and get a film scanner, such as a Minolta scan dual III.
    Lenses are cheap too. Tripod? Cable release? Why not? Canon's old SSC breechlock
    lenses are quite awesome.
    xenarshooter, Sep 15, 2007
  8. I agree about the lenses. I have some from new (bought them in the 1970s for
    use with EF, A1 and T90 bodies).
    They are very, very nice to use and give very good results.
    Of course, in those days Canon make "good" and "very good" lenses.
    If you wanted the "okay" lenses then you bought one of the independent makes
    of lens.

    Nottingham, England.
    Fred Anonymous, Sep 16, 2007
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    xenarshooter Guest

    Yeah... and the other "okay" lenses are Canon's later non breechlock FD mounts,
    totaly average, not so sharp or contrasty, except for one 80-200 two touch zoom
    which was incredible.
    xenarshooter, Sep 17, 2007
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    darkroommike Guest

    TLb was marketed as an entry level camera, solid, heavy and
    well made. Canon's of a certain age (and many other makes)
    can suffer from deterioration of the light seals--and may
    need to be resealed. If you plan to keep and use the camera
    it is a DIY job (look for Interslice on eBay for the correct
    materials). If you are planning to sell the camera sell it
    AS IS for a low price or have it professionally CLA'd
    (that's clean, lube and adjust). Unfortunately the CLA will
    cost more than the camera is likely to fetch.

    The TLb was preceded by the TL (stop down metering not as
    desirable) and succeeded by the TX (hot shoe). The next
    step up was the FTb (faster top speed and a couple of other
    nice features) and the F-1 (original) which was and still is
    Canon's best MF camera. I bought mine in 1976 and it's been
    to the shop twice in 30 years (first time was all my fault
    and the second time was to correct the loss of flash
    synch--which I suspect was caused by lack of use)!

    If you decide to sell it via eBay be careful about using
    terms like near mint, buyers have varied interpretations of
    that term stick to factual descriptions and photos. EG,
    unit seems to have been in eveready case most of the time,
    no scratches in metal (or whatever) or have your camera
    evaluated by a dealer and use his ratings!
    darkroommike, Sep 22, 2007
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