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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, Kilfitt, Cooke and many other interesting makes. 

To get our very best price offer for your camera equipment, please contact us! 
Mail order is our speciality. We ship beautifully-packed items all over the world every day. Most items have a 12 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!

Because more than 50% of our sales are outside the UK, we have a huge and ongoing demand for high-end camera equipment, both film and digital. We will buy your camera equipment for outright cash or will sell it for you on a commission (consignment) basis. We can arrange free collection and shipping of your items from any address worldwide, not just in UK. If you have anything you might like to sell, please contact us! 

Hasselblad H3II-39 body, 44936 actuations, boxed EXC++ £2150
Hasselblad HCD 35-90mm f/4-5.6, 2421 actuations, boxed MINT £3000
Hasselblad HC 80mm f/2.8, 24897 actuations, boxed MINT- £750
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) AF, Sony A-mount MINT- £389
Hasselblad 40mm f/4 C T* Distagon MINT- £439
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX, Nikon AF D MINT- £239
Hasselblad 50mm f/2.8 Distagon FE MINT- £790
Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M v.3, boxed EXC++ £1090
Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-M v.3 EXC+ £725
Leica 35mm f/3.5 Summaron A36 LTM EXC £235
Leica 90mm f/2 Summicron LTM EXC £420
Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 D Nikkor ED IF EXC++ £235
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AIS Pancake MINT- £150
Fuji GX617 + 90mm + center filter, boxed MINT- £2400
Fuji 180mm f/6.7 Fujinon-W for GX617, boxed MINT £700
Fujinon-XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R lens MINT £300
Hasselblad CFV 50 digital back, c.6000 actuations, V-fit, boxed MINT- £5750
Phase One P21+ digital back, 2883 actuations, Hasselblad V-fit MINT £1600
Wista Field camera 4X5 EXC++ £590
Hasselblad 110mm f/2 Planar F EXC £1025
Hasselblad 120mm f/4 Makro Planar CF EXC+ £398, EXC++ £489
Leica 105-280mm f/4 Vario Elmar-R ROM boxed MINT £1990
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 85-250mm f/4 for Contarex EXC++ £1040

Leica M9 black paint, 4176 actuations, boxed MINT- £2300
Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH 6-bit MINT- £1575
Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH 6-bit, boxed MINT £2100
Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M pre-ASPH 6-bit, silver, boxed MINT £2500
Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M black MINT- £1500
Leica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M v.2, boxed MINT- £750
Canon EOS 6D body, boxed MINT- £600
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM, boxed MINT- £635
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM MINT £535
Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 Biogon, boxed EXC+ £535
Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar, boxed MINT- £500
Zeiss ZM 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar 6-bit MINT- £650
Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic SC boxed MINT £350
Voigtlander 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar LTM MINT £350
Olympus OM-D E-M1 body MINT £375
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, boxed MINT £475
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO MINT- £690
Mamiya 7 II body MINT- £1900
Mamiya 7 II body, black MINT £2000
Mamiya N 43mm f/4.5 L lens + finder MINT- £650
Mamiya N 80mm f/4 L lens MINT- £735
Mamiya N 210mm f/8 L lens + finder MINT- £295 
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG EX APO OS, Sony A-mount EXC++ £400
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G Nikkor AF-S ED VR boxed MINT £535
Angenieux Retrofocus RII 28mm f/3.5 for Alpa EXC++ £625
Rodenstock 300mm f/5.6 Apo Sironar-S MINT- £2000
Sinar P3 4X5 monorail camera MINT- £1700
Pentax FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL (IF) NEW OLD STOCK £900
Pentax FA 645 120mm f/4 Macro NEW OLD STOCK £875
Pentax FA 645 300mm f/4 ED IF boxed MINT- £1300 
Angenieux 180mm f/2.3 DEM APO, Leica R mount EXC++ £2000
Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/4.5 + finder, Contarex EXC+ £700
Sony PMW F5 camcorder, 1100 hours EXC++ £7500


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

Wonderful buyer! I thought the process would take a lot longer but everything (including shipping and payment) took less than 24 hours total. Very pleasant and polite company to do business with. I shall return in the future!
Joe Mouchantaf, London SW3

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 M10, M-P, M-A, M 240-P, M-240, M-E, M Monochrom, M (Typ 262)
Leica R6-2, R8, R9 
Leica S, S2, S2-P, S-E 
Leica 0 to IIIg
Leica Q (Typ 116)
Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica T, TL
Leica X1, X2, X Vario, X-E, X-U, X (Typ 113)
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

Nikon D5, D4, D4S, D3, D3x, D3s, Df, D300, D300s, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750
D800, D800E, D810, D850, D7100, D7200
Nikon F6, F5, F4, F3/T, F3P, F3HP, F3, F2, F2T, F, FE2, FM2, FM3a if mint or very near
Nikon rangefinder cameras, lenses and accessories

Canon EOS 1Ds II/III, 1D II/III/IV, 1D C, 1D X, 5D II/III, 6D, 7D I/II. 50D, 60D, 70D, EOS M. EOS C100/C300/C300EF/C500 PL. G9/10/11/12/15/16, G1X
Canon EOS lenses
Canon manual focus L lenses (FD)
Canon FL-F reflex lenses (pre FD)

Late high-end Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Sigma, Samsung and Sony
4/3 and Micro 4/3 lenses

Red One, Black Magic
Fuji X-system
Epson R-D1, R-D1s, R1Dx
Hasselblad H3D, H3D-II, H4D, H5D, X1D-50c
Pentax 645D, 645Z

Voigtlander (Cosina) Bessa and lenses
Voigtlander Prominent
Konica Hexar RF
Detrola 400, Ducati, Duflex, Ektra, Ernemann, Foca, Robot
Gami 16, Tessina, Minox, Compass etc
Rollei 35RF camera, Rollei lenses with Leica mount
Zeiss Ikon ZM, ZF, ZE, ZS, ZA lenses
Zeiss Contarex, Contax, Tenax
Contax AX, RTSII, RTSIII, RXII, S2, S2b, N1, G1, G2, 645, Zeiss lenses to fit
Contax T, T2, T3, T3D
Topcon RE Super, RE-2, Super D/DM, Wrayflex
Alpa, Rectaflex, Bell & Howell Foton, Kodak Ektra, Ilford Witness 

Later high-end Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses
Sony, Minolta, Olympus, Panasonic, Rokinon, Samsung, Samyang and Zeiss lenses
Angenieux, Hartblei, Hensoldt, Kobalux, Lomo, Mitakon, Pasoptik
Kilfitt, Kinoptik, Novoflex, MS Perar, Old Delft, Sonnetar, Zunow
Astro-Berlin, Nicola Perscheid, Goerz, Boyer, Som Berthiot
Cooke, Taylor Hobson, Dallmeyer, Dallmeyer Super-Six/Septac
Wollensak, Ross, Cooke, SLR Magic Noktor Hyperprimes, 7Artisans
Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat/Makro Plasmat/Primoplan etc.
Enna Lithagon, Cooke Amotal, Ross Xtralux LTM mount
PL-mount lenses, including conversions
C-mount lenses
Amadeo, Metabones, Kipon, Orion lens adaptors

Hensoldt, Leica, Nikon, Opticron, Swarovski, Zeiss

Digital backs:
Phase One, Leaf and Sinar digital backs.

Medium format:
Mamiya 6, 7, 645AFD,  Mamiya and Phase One lenses
Fuji 6X7, 6X8, 6X9, GX645AF
Bronica RF645/GS1/SQAi
Contax 645
Plaubel 67, 670, W67, 69W Proshift, PL69D
Hasselblad H-series, V-series, Arc
Rolleiflex 2.8F, 2.8FX, 2.8GX, 3.5F, 4.0FW, Wide angle, Tele
Rollei SL66, SL66E, SL66SE
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, Sinar Hy6, Sinar Handy, Tachihara, Toho, Toyo, Walker
Large format lenses:
Nikon, Fuji, Schneider, Cooke, Zeiss, Rodenstock
LF-Topcor, Voigtlander, Goerz, Wollensak etc.

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

Late high-end lighting and studio flash:
Broncolor, Dedolight, Elinchrom, Kino-flo, Profoto etc.

Free collection can be arranged for purchases over £300.
For large collections, we can visit for viewing.
If your item(s) are not listed, please contact us anyway. We may still be interested!

    PLEASE NOTE: We can now arrange free collection and shipping of your items from any address worldwide, not just in the UK!

    I had quite a mixture of camera equipment following closure of my studio. I had no real idea how to value what I had and couldn't face the potential horrors of Ebay. I didn't especially trust retailers to give me a price either. Fortunately I found Peter online and was able to liquidate my remaining items. I'm very happy indeed to recommend Peter's service to anyone in a similar predicament. His valuations were extremely fair but more than this, his processes are incredibly efficient and absolutely painless. Peter organises speedy collection of goods and extremely prompt payment then follows. My understanding is that Peter has been in the business for a long time and his safe hands wouldn't still be around if he couldn't deliver on his offers and promises.
    Andrew J Luck, London N20

    Having been kindly given a 1970's Leica, I was unsure the best way to achieve a sale at a fair market value. The ebay lottery wasn't appealing. I approached a couple of London camera stores a year ago who were very sniffy about dealing over the phone and by email. I gave up.
    The other day I came across Peter Walnes' website. I contacted Peter and within an hour, he had assessed the value of the camera and offered what I considered a fair price. He arranged and paid for a UPS pickup and made payment as soon as it arrived. Throughout the selling process Peter provided me with the surety and confidence that I was dealing with a professional. A completely refreshing approach to business built on mutual trust.
    Gareth Kitching, Swanage, Dorset

    Trust and confidence are essential components in any sound business. I had a Nikon D90 which I wanted to sell. When I phoned Peter, he made a very fair offer there and then. Peter also gave me good advice on packaging and getting the camera to him safely. Within hours of receipt of the camera, he had confirmed his offer and transferred the agreed sum to my bank account. I unhesitatingly recommend Peter Walnes as a dealer in secondhand photographic equipment based on this experience.  Simon Littlejohn, York

    Peter Walnes
    PO Box 332
    TR18 9DP
    Tel: 01736 719461
    Fax: 01736 719538

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 £24 including VAT in a choice of chrome, 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 available in chrome, black or red.  The price is £24 including VAT.

For owners of Leica M 240, M-E, MP 240, M 262, M-D 262 and M Monochrom, we now have the M-Softrelease and Mini M-Softrelease, £24 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. All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy.

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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