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McBain Sells Used Photo Gear

At McBain Camera, we have Edmonton's largest collection of used, rare, classic and vintage cameras, SLRs, lenses and photographic equipment, whether it's film, digital or video! The days spent searching for months and months looking for that one special used item are over! Our online catalog gives you access to shop our wide range of used gear at your convenience.

Used equipment may be located at our 107th Ave (Main Store), Red Deer or Lethbridge locations, and may be shipped between locations. All used equipment has a location listed, but it is wise to contact the store to ensure availability. Questions and inquiries may be made directly to each store via email or by phone. We typically have over 400 items in our used inventory.

All used equipment is backed up by a 120 Day Warranty!

Trade-In Your Gear

Looking for a great opportunity to get value out of your old photo gear? McBain takes equipment in on trade! We consider most cameras, lenses, flashes, etc. for trade-in towards any new or used photographic products we carry.

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McBain Trade-In Grading System

Grade Description
LIKE NEW (LN) The equipment is 99-100 percent of NEW, items often include original box and instructions.
LIKE NEW MINUS (LN-) The rating of the equipment is 97-99 percent of the original condition. Only the closest inspections will reveal slight wear. Perfect glass but the box and accessories may not included.
EXCELLENT PLUS (EX+) Rates 90-96 percent of the original condition. Exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. Glass will be very clean.
EXCELLENT (EX) 80-90 percent of original. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.
BARGAIN (BGN) Priced to sell, these items are 70-79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect image quality.
UGLY The look only a photographer would love. Referrences the equipment is rough, with multiple impressions in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. Glass will have marks, fungus and / or haze which will affect picture quality.
AS IS Useable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return privileges.
CLA Items that have been cleaned, lubricated and adjusted before resale.