CONDITION RATINGS

THE EXPLANATION
Used cameras and lenses come in all shapes and sizes- and all conditions, too. That's why we rate our equipment on a six-point scale from PARTS to EX++. These ratings address both cosmetic and functional condition, with any notable details given in the item's description. When we buy or sell equipment, our primary concern is usability, so you can be sure that individual item descriptions will let you know exactly what you can expect. If you have any questions about an item's condition, ask us.

THE RATINGS

PARTS
Equipment in PARTS condition is non-functional, and may or may not be repairable. This equipment is intended for use as spare parts, experimentation, or for display. Equipment in this condition is sold as-is, without a warranty or return privileges.

OK
Equipment in OK condition is operational, but will exhibit heavy cosmetic flaws and possible quirks of operation. Flaws may include stiff controls or focusing, slow lens diaphragm blades, dents and dings ,brassing , paint wear, or shallow lens scuffs.

GOOD
Equipment in GOOD condition is fully operational, but will exhibit moderate cosmetic flaws. Flaws may include small dings in metalwork, paint wear, and brassing ; lenses in GOOD condition may have coating or cleaning marks which do not affect the image quality.

EX
Equipment in EX condition is fully operational, with minor cosmetic flaws. Flaws may includebrightmarks on metal, minor paint wear, shallow dings .

EX+
Equipment in EX+ condition is fully operational, with very minor cosmetic flaws. Flaws may includebrightmarks on metal, minor paint wear.

EX++
Equipment in EX++ condition is fully operational, with only the most minor cosmetic flaws.