Vintage Camera Finds

7/31/2013 0 Comments A+ a-

We've highlighted a few photographic finds in our inventory that are great for the vintage camera lover or collector.  They would also be perfect for repair or restoration projects.  Click on the name of the camera underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.

Win a $1,000 KEH Gift Certificate

7/30/2013 1 Comments A+ a-

KEH Camera is giving away TWO amazing prizes!  One lucky winner will have the chance to win a  $1,000 KEH Camera gift certificate!  Refer 10 friends, and you will be eligible to enter our bonus drawing for a $2,000 gift certificate!

About The Contest:

Sorry, this giveaway is available for US residents only.  Please see official rules and eligibility requirements at the bottom of this post for more details.

Step 1: "Like" KEH Camera on Facebook

Visit us on the KEH Camera Facebook page HERE, and click on the "Enter to Win" tab under our profile cover photo.  Sorry, this specific contest is only available for Facebook.

Step 2: Enter the drawing

Fill out the contest entry form located on our Facebook page with the required fields.

Step 3: Share for extra entries!

After you enter the drawing, you will be able to share this giveaway with others using a unique referral code. Each of your friends that enters the drawing because of you will automatically give you an extra entry!  There are no limits to the extra entries you can receive, and you can return to our contest page at any time to check on how many referrals you’ve received.  You will also receive an extra entry by signing up on the KEH Camera email list.

Step 4: Bonus prize!

Once you’ve gotten 10 of your friends to enter the contest, return to our contest page and you will be able to “unlock” our BONUS prize drawing for a $2,000 KEH Camera gift certificate!  The more referrals you have, the better your chances of winning!

Step 5: Win

Winners will be selected by random drawing.  After the selection, we will contact the winners to let them know that they have won via email.  Winners names will also be announced on our blog. Good luck!

Official Rules and Eligibility Requirements:

Contest ends August 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our blog.  The winner will have 14 days to claim their prize. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase a contestants chance of winning. US residents only. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Proof of age may be required from the winners. KEH Camera will not verify receipt of entries. Incomplete entries are void. KEH Camera is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, undeliverable or delayed. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the original promised prize becomes unavailable. Prize valued at $1,000.00, and bonus prize valued at $2,000.00. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing. KEH employees and families are not eligible to win. Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other KEH Camera contests. KEH Camera will not sell or distribute entrants personal information such as email and mailing addresses. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Once you have read the above information, go directly to the entry form on our Facebook page HERE.

KMZ Zenit 3

7/29/2013 2 Comments A+ a-

The Zenit 3 is a 35mm film SLR camera manufactured by the Russian (former USSR) based company KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mekhanichesky Zavod).  Krasnogorsk is a suburb of Moscow, and the company was named for its location, which translates to Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory.  KMZ is known for its production of photographic and movie cameras, as well as other optical related products.  The company was founded in 1942, and the first camera in the Zenit line was presented in 1953.    

The Zenit 3 is the third model in the Zenit line, and it was produced from 1960-1962.  The camera saw a change in the top housing, as it was now a single metal piece with the camera name engraved on the front in Cyrillic script.  The Zenit means "Zenith" when translated.

The trademark logo of KMZ is a trapezoidal prism, typically with a refracted ray of light that becomes an arrow as it exits the prism (see logo to the left of the viewfinder in the photo above).  The trademark is found on both bodies and lenses.  The Zenit 3 features a solid metal construction, and was expensive to manufacture.  This may be the reason behind the two year production run of the Zenit 3.   

The Zenit 3 features a lever advance instead of a winding knob as used on previous models.  The film is loaded at the bottom of the camera.  This particular Zenit 3 camera is being sold with a Industar 50mm f3.5 lens, and a Helios 44 58mm f2 lens.  The camera has also been painted with a custom blue finish by a previous owner.  A neat vintage camera with a custom touch!  

Click HERE to view the KMZ Zenit 3 on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.

Focus on Camera Straps

7/26/2013 2 Comments A+ a-

Not only are straps an important security measure for your camera, they are great accessories that can reflect your unique style.  There are many functional and fun straps to choose from, some of which being  the vintage "hippie" camera straps from the 1960s and 1970s.  We've featured several vintage camera straps below in an assortment of colors and patterns that will not only give your camera a distinct look, but provide practical support as well.  Click on the name of the item underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.

Camera Advertising Finds

7/25/2013 1 Comments A+ a-

When you buy and sell used camera equipment, you never know what kind of unique items you might see.  From new to vintage and collectible pieces, there's no shortage of interesting items that come through the door.  Occasionally, we'll even see neat photo or camera related merchandise outside of the normal equipment that we buy and sell.  Sometimes those finds are the most fun!  We have several vintage camera advertising signs that we just got in that are definitely worth a look.  Click on the name of the item underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.

Photos of the Month

7/24/2013 0 Comments A+ a-

All images submitted to and chosen from the KEH Camera Flickr Group pool.  To view a photographer's profile or to enjoy a larger version of their photograph, click on the link below the image to be directed to their Flickr page.

Thank you to our Flickr members for the wonderful submissions.  Please join our group, and your photograph might be featured in next month's post!


Vintage Camera Finds

7/22/2013 0 Comments A+ a-

We've highlighted another selection of vintage and collectible cameras of interest in our inventory.  Due to their age, they have some issues that may affect image quality.  However, they would be perfect for repair or restoration projects.  Click on the name of the camera underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.   

This Linhof Technika is a 1930s-40s era press camera.  It comes with a Carl Zeiss 100mm f2.8 Planar lens.  Cosmetically the camera is really nice, but it does have some issues with the shutter and rangefinder. 

This Graflex Crown Graphic is a 4x5 large format camera.  It is from the late 1950s.  Another cosmetically nice camera, but it is being sold as is due to cracking in the rangefinder housing. 

This classic Rollei 3.5 T twin lens reflex camera features a gray leather finish, and is cosmetically nice overall.  It is being sold as is because the film winding system is not working properly.

This Yashica Electro 35 is a rangefinder camera from the 1960s era.  It comes with a Yashica case, and shows normal signs of use.  It is being sold as is due to the shutter speeds being off.

Free Shipping Through Sunday!

7/19/2013 0 Comments A+ a-

Now through Sunday, enjoy FREE shipping on your order of NEW or USED equipment of $100.00 or more.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to save!

Free Shipping July 18-21, 2013

To qualify for free shipping, place an order of $100.00 or more of NEW or USED equipment online or by phone between Thursday, July 18 and Sunday, July 21 (promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time), and receive FREE shipping via FedEx Ground anywhere in the contiguous United States.  Qualifying international and expedited shipping orders will receive a credit of $9.95 towards shipping costs. Promotion is not applicable to prior purchases or existing orders.

Shop now by visiting us on online at, or by contacting our sales department via telephone at (770) 333-4200.  Our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

KEH In-House Buying Event

7/18/2013 0 Comments A+ a-

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting an in-house buying event on July 25th, 26th and 27th at our Smyrna, GA location.

This is a great opportunity to turn your clean, used camera gear into cash!  Our buyer will be available to make you an offer for your used photographic equipment.  Receive a check on the spot, a trade-in order while you wait or a gift certificate to redeem at a later date.  As an added perk, any trade-in with KEH Camera will earn a 10% BONUS towards your same day purchase!

We are currently paying top dollar for digital and film bodies, lenses and major accessories.   At this time we are not purchasing lighting or darkroom equipment.  Be sure to bring a valid ID, and preview the inventory of available stock online at if you wish to make a trade.

During our three-day event, we are offering on-the-spot sensor cleanings from our repair department for $25.00 (regularly $55).  We will also have a selection of used camera bags available for sale at 1/2 off their listed price.

KEH Camera does not have a retail showroom and does not typically have same day trade-in options. This is a special event where you will receive quick turnaround on selling or trading services.


4900 Highlands Parkway Smyrna, GA 30082

Event Hours:

Thursday, July 25 - Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!