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Welcome to

Peter Walnes deals in high-end secondhand photographic equipment, both digital and film. We buy, sell and trade secondhand Leica, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Hasselblad, Rollei, Sinar, Linhof, Arca Swiss, Schneider, Rodenstock, Alpa, Angenieux, Kinoptik, Swarovski and many other interesting makes.

Mail order is our speciality. We ship beautifully-packed items all over the world every day. Most items have a 6 month guarantee. All prices include VAT.

We do our very best to describe the condition of our items carefully and honestly. In any case, all secondhand items are sold with an unconditional 14-day return privilege. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, just return it within 14 days of invoice date and we will refund the purchase price in full. There is absolutely no risk!

We believe that fast, friendly communications are crucial elements of mail order dealing, so...if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! 

Leica M3 body s/w, chrome EXC £398
Leica M3 body d/w, chrome EXC+ £450
35mm f/2.8 Summaron M3 EXC++ £425
Pentax K10D body, boxed MINT £145

210mm f/4 Sonnar T* + case for Contax 645 MINT- £339
135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R 3-cam EXC++ £298
Nikon D200 body, 3314 actuations, boxed MINT- £275
85mm f/2 Nikkor AIS EXC++ £165

50mm f/1.4 Summilux type II black, M mount, boxed MINT- £1190

Olympus E-5 body, 2310 actuations MINT- £795
43mm f/4.5 L Mamiya lens + finder for Mamiya 7 MINT- £759
Hasselblad H5D-60 body set, new and sealed, 1 only £19500
28mm f/2.8 D Nikkor AF MINT- £175
Olympus OM-D E-M5 body, black, 4329 actuations, boxed MINT £439
Nikon D700 body, boxed MINT- £1090
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G Nikkor AF-S ED VR MINT- £535
50mm f/1.4 D Nikkor AF, boxed MINT- £189
85mm f/1.8 G Nikkor AF-S, boxed MINT- £329

We ship everywhere worldwide (including China and Russia) and we have some of the lowest shipping charges in the industry.

Peter Walnes
PO Box 332
TR18 9DP

Tel: 01736 719461
Fax: 01736 719538

Thank you for the Nikon items that arrived yesterday, all in far better condition than your gradings suggested. I am delighted with the equipment and the prompt delivery.

Simon Stafford, Technical Editor, Nikon Owner Magazine

Thank you for the absolutely excellent service. I have never dealt with you before so there was obviously some apprehension when buying online but I have been extremely impressed with the experience. I know I will be back!!!

Simon Morris, Llanelli, Dyfed




Cameras and lenses wanted

Wanted for cash, part-exchange or commission sale:

Leica M1 to M9-P, M 240, M-E, M Monochrom
Leica R6-2, R8, R9, S2, S2-P 
Leica 0 to IIIg
Japanese Leica copies, e.g. Leotax, Canon, Honor, Nicca, Tower, Tanack etc. etc.
Chinese Leica copies, e.g. Red Flag, Shanghai, Nanjing
Other Leica copies, e.g. Sonne, Reid, Kristall, Kardon, Neuca etc etc
Rollei 35RF camera, Rollei lenses with Leica mount
Ilford Witness

Nikon F6, F5, F4, F3/T, F3P, F3HP, F3, F2, F2T, FE2, FM2, FM3a if mint or very near
Nikon F
Nikonos RS
Nikon rangefinder

Canon EOS lenses
Canon manual focus L lenses (FD)
Canon FL-F reflex lenses (pre FD)

Voigtlander (Cosina) Bessa and lenses
Voigtlander Prominent
Konica Hexar RF
Detrola 400, Ducati, Ektra, Ernemann, Foca, Robot
Gami 16, Tessina, Minox, Compass etc
Zeiss Ikon ZM, ZF, ZE, ZS, ZA lenses
Zeiss Contarex, Contax, Tenax
Contax RTSIII, N1, G2, Zeiss lenses to fit
Topcon RE Super, RE-2, Super D/DM
Alpa, Rectaflex 

Later high-end Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses

Sony, Minolta,
Olympus, Panasonic, Rokinon, Samsung, Samyang and Zeiss lenses

Angenieux, Hartblei, Hensoldt, Kobalux, Pasoptik
Kilfitt, Kinoptik, Novoflex, MS Perar, Sonnetar, Zunow
Astro-Berlin, Nicola Perscheid, Goerz, Boyer, Som Berthiot
Cooke, Taylor Hobson, Dallmeyer, Dallmeyer Super-Six
Wollensak, Ross, SLR Magic Noktor Hyperprimes
Meyer Kino Plasmat/Makro Plasmat/Primoplan, LTM mount
Enna Lithagon, Cooke Amotal, LTM mount
PL-mount lenses, including conversions
C-mount lenses
Orion lens adaptors

Binoculars and spotting scopes:
Hensoldt, Kowa, Leica, Nikon, Opticron, Swarovski, Zeiss

Nikon D4, D4S, D3, D3x, D3s, Df, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D600, D700, D800, D800E, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100. J1, J2, J3 S1, V1, V2.

Canon EOS 1Ds II/
III, 1D II/III/IV, 1D X, 5D I/II/III, 7D I/II. 50D, 60D, 100D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 700D, 1100D, EOS M. G9/10/11/12, G1X, S90, S95, SX40.


Sony Alpha 55, 57, 58, 65, 77, 99, 500, 550, 580, 700, 850, 900,                       NEX3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5R,  NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, RX


Panasonic Lumix G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G10, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GH1, GH2, GH3, GM1, GX1, LX3, LX5

Late high-end Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh, Sigma, Samsung

4/3 and Micro 4/3 lenses

Red One, Black Magic

Leica S2, S2-P, M8, M8-2, M9, M9-P, M-E, M type 240, M Monochrom, X1, X2, Digilux 2, Digilux 3, D-lux 3, D-lux 4, D-Lux 5, V-Lux, V-Lux 2, V-Lux 20, V-Lux 40 and DMR (digital module R)

Fuji X-system, all models
Epson R-D1, R-D1s
Hasselblad H3D, H3D-II, H4D
Rollei Hy6

Medium format:
Mamiya 6, Mamiya 7
Fuji 6X7, 6X8, 6X9, GX645AF
Bronica RF645, ETRSi, SQAi, GS1
Contax 645
Plaubel 67, 670, W67, 69W Proshift, PL69D
Hasselblad H-series, V-series, Arc
Rollei 6000-series lenses
Rolleiflex 2.8F, 2.8FX, 2.8GX, 3.5F, 4.0FW, Wide angle, Tele
Pentax 67, 67II

Large format 4X5, 5X7, 8X10:
Arca Swiss, Chamonix, Deardorff, Ebony, Horseman, K B Canham, Linhof, Plaubel, Shen Hao, Silvestri, Sinar P-series, Tachihara, Toho, Toyo, Walker
Large format lenses:

Nikon, Fuji, Schneider, Cooke, Zeiss, Rodenstock
LF-Topcor, Voigtlander, Goerz, Wollensak, Voigtlander & Sohn 

Horseman 6X12, 6X17, Fuji 6X617, G617, TX-1, TX-2
Fotoman, Widepan, Gilde, Ebony, Linhof Technorama
Hasselblad Xpan, Shen Hao, Art Tomiyama

Free collection can be arranged for purchases over £500.
For large collections, we can visit for viewing.
If your item(s) are not listed, please contact us anyway. We may still be interested!

Abrahamsson softrelease


Peter Walnes is the UK stockist for Tom Abrahamsson's Softrelease. It's a convex (dome-shaped) button that screws into the shutter release, using the same thread as the cable release.

It fits most cameras that have this thread including all Leica M and R, Leicaflex SL, Nikon FM, FE2, F3T, Nikkormats, Voigtlander Bessa L and T, new Zeiss Ikon, Kodak Retina Reflex, Retina IIIc and IIIC, Fuji 645 (rangefinder), Pentax (not LX) Rollei 35, Canonet G-III, QL17 and Konica Auto S3.

Users report that it doesn't work on any of these: Hasselblad, Nikon F, F2, FM2, FM2N, Nikon F3 (it could turn the meter on permanently!) Pentax LX, Yashica, Konica Autoreflex TC and Voigtlander Bessa R

It costs £20 including VAT in a choice of chrome, matte black, red, green, blue and purple.

We also stock the Mini Softrelease for Fuji X-system, Bessa, Leica M and most mechanical cameras. These are now available in chrome, matte black, red, green, blue and purple.  The price is £20 including VAT.

For owners of Leica M240, M-E and M Monochrom, we now have the Classic M240 Softrelease in silver chrome and black, £20 including VAT.
NEW: MINI M240-SOFTRELEASE for LEICA M-E, MONOCHROM and M240 only. Available in silver chrome, red and black, £20 including VAT. 

Due to the ordering process certain information given by you at the time of ordering is collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, solely by Peter Walnes. Peter Walnes do not disclose any customer information to any third parties apart from those required to fulfil your order, this may include fraud detection agencies and couriers. The information is used only for the purpose of processing your request and to communicate with you on any matters relating to the provision of the service in general. Information and statistics may also be used for the purpose of monitoring site usage. These statistics will not include any information that can be used to identify any individual.

We post all items on the same day or the next working day. Items delivered within UK should take 1-3 working days according to the shipping method selected. Outside UK items should take 2-10 working days according to the shipping method selected and the destination. 


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