Photography and cameras become addictive and we are overcome with GAS (gear aquisition syndrome). This fortunately is incurable, with the symptoms only kept under control by continuing pursuit of the best image. Some vintage gear is capable of very high image IQ. Identifying and finding these camera/lens combinations is our constant challenge. Whilst we are very much busy photographers, shooting daily, we love our vintage gear, so a few years back we decided to share this with those who have similar interests. Hence our Vintage Camera Shop came to life. Our former internet home was now amalgamated into our company website: There has been no change to company ownership and we are the same enthusiastic photographers we were before.

       Please read our terms & conditions before ordering.

  • All equipment offered on our website has been purchased over time for our own use and as our photography practice has evolved our gear requirements change. At time of sale all items offered are owned, unencumbered, by A.B. Donald Ltd.            

  • Cameras and lenses offered are our familiar brands which we have shoot experience with, giving confidence in their integrity.

  • Our pre-owned gear is in sound useable condition.

  • Images are of the actual item for sale - not a generic image.

  • All our gear is used. Some is 2nd hand to us, some new to us. All gear offered operates as intended. We grade conservatively.

  • Grade A+ is used with only a few cosmetic blemishes 8/10.

  • Grade A shows obvious use such as minor abrasion or light brassing 6/10.,

  • Grade A- is well used and may have many cosmetic blemishes, abrasions and brassing, but is sound and operational 4/10.

  • All our photographic equipment is stored in humidity controlled space.

  • We do not sell lenses which are contaminated with fungus, mold, or marked by improper cleaning.

  • All our camera bodies are cleaned and disinfected with pure isopropyl alcohol before dispatch.

  • We are unable to ship batteries internationally.

  • Corona virus freighting  may delay delivery. Should this occur we will advise and discuss available options.

  • Light seals and SLR mirror cushions are always replaced and may slightly delay dispatch of your camera as new seals require

       24 hours to settle.

  • We have a generous return policy.

      Payment and refund policy:

  • We use the International secure PayPal system to process on-line payments.

  • Customers may use their PayPal account or a credit card.

  • Cash and bank transfer are also acceptable.

  • A.B. Donald Ltd retains title to goods until full payment is received.

  • We only ship to a confirmed PayPal address.

  • Orders may be collected from our Auckland premises by prior-arrangement.Freight and insurance charges do not apply.

  • We are unable to undervalue items for International sale.

  • New Zealand purchases are 15% GST inclusive , International purchases are zero rated for GST.

  • Indent orders require 40% deposit with balance payable on delivery and are not returnable.

  • All orders are freight and insurance extra.

  • An order may be cancelled for a full refund at anytime prior to shipping or printing.

  • We usually dispatch within 1 business day of order receipt and payment. Subject to light seal replacement (see above).

  • Peace of mind returns policy - please read.

  • Any transit damage must be claimed from the carrier.

  • Claims for loss in outward transit must be notified to us in reasonable time allowing for transit norms.

     A.B. Donald Ltd’s 'Peace of mind, for any reason' return policy.

Our concern is to ensure your 100% satisfaction with your purchase, that it is operational and as you expected, however before you make a purchase from our vintage camera or lens selection please be aware that these cameras are vintage and average about 40 years old. Do not expect a new camera or lens - they are used and will have blemishes according to grade, but nothing rendering them not fit for purpose. We shoot these cameras too and the examples offered are all in good usable condition and have been thoroughly inspected and shot by us to ensure their integrity, however if you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can notify us of return within 10 business days of receipt and receive  a full refund or exchange including outwards freight charges.

NB: 10 day period applies to notification only, not the physical return of the item, however we would expect to receive it in a timely manner to activate issue of refund.

If you do wish to return your purchase we appreciate a prior notification.

Send a message to us via our Contact Page or text 0212693541

Notification of returns or exchanges are accepted within 10 business days of delivery and are subject to the following conditions:


  • We do not refund return freight charges. Returned items must be shipped to us with freight prepaid.

  • A.B. Donald Ltd cannot be responsible for returned items lost in return transit and we recommend you use a trackable, insured post or courier service, or personally bring the item to our Auckland office.

  • Price differentials, + or - , on exchanged items will be charged or credited.

  • Any returned item must be in the same condition as it was when dispatched. Items that have incurred impact or been exposed to liquid, sand or atmospheric dust are specifically excluded from our returns policy.

  • Camera parts, batteries and film are non returnable.


Cash for your film cameras and lenses.

Yes, your working film (analogue) camera from the 1950s – 1980s may be worth money. With film photography enjoying a renaissance these days this could be great news for you. You may have moved completely to digital or find that Iphoneography suits your needs now.   If you have film cameras and lenses sitting unused that have been well stored (in a dry cupboard), we will have definite interest. 

We are prepared to pay good $ for them. We will buy 35mm, both fixed lens rangefinders and SLRs, also medium format rangefinders, SLRs, TLRs and folders. We are especially interested in these brands: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Contax, Minolta, Yashica, Rollei, Olympus. Our preference is for cameras which are in above average condition, not refurbished or modified and which have not been exposed to liquids, sand or  atmospheric dust. We are not interested in lenses contaminated with fungus. We buy locally (NZ) and Internationally (Worldwide).

Please contact us.