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  Looking for a lens cap? A telephoto lens? A complete outfit? Need a valuation? Want to swap something? Or maybe just advice on that camera that Grandpa had in the cupboard. Come along to our Market and ask - someone will be able to help.

To book a table at the next market in MELBOUNE (Box Hill Town Hall) on 18th September, please download and fill out the booking form MelbourneMarket.pdf (in PDF format), and follow the instructions on the first page. For information you can send an email to the market organiser.
To book a table at the ADELAIDE market (Hungarian Club, NORWOOD) on 3rd October or to book tickets as a buyer, please see the information AdelaideMarket.pdf which provides directions on using the TryBooking website. Late breaking information is also placed on the FaceBook page. (When visiting those pages, please click on the "refresh" button to ensure that you are reading the latest version.)

Our Photographic Markets are significant events in the photographic calendar in Australia. They are not just a swap meet for collectors, but a true mix of old and new. Antique Camera & Image dealers rub shoulders with Photographic retailers and private dealers, still, movie & video. Truly daguerreotype to digital. An invaluable source for students after cameras and darkroom gear, a great deal of new and used equipment, all in one place. Many professional photographers sell their excess or out-dated equipment, making professional 35mm and medium format cameras affordable for users and collectors. As the years pass more and more digital equipment can be found.

The public markets are "open" ie buyers do not have to be members of the Society - but of course many attendees become members! Security has become in issue and the Society takes special action to minimise problems - a "bag check" policy is in place for inspection at each market and is enforced. With so many members present, it is inevitable that many specialists are present, and visitors regularly find answers to their questions - technical and commercial. The society has a table where membership etc can be managed and there will always be committee members to assist.

A recent innovation is EFTPOS facilities provided by the Society - and while most transactions are in cash, there can be times when EFTPOS is the only option - sellers without their own EFTPOS facilities can availe themselves of the Society facilities.

Almost anything to do with photography and related subjects can be found on the tables. There are always great finds, both vintage collectable and recent usable gear.  For professionals, amateurs and students, there are plenty of "user" items and in these times of technology change there are plenty of digital items for both users and collectors. The admission fee for buyers is $5. See the Booking form for details of vendor pricing.

From 2022, table holders will need to be members of the APCS for reasons associated with insurance. Specific details will be provided here when they are finalised. It is possible that there will be some new restrictions on what can be on sale at these public markets.

The APCS also holds Members-only markets which are what the title implies... Both the buyers and sellers must be full (financial) members of the APCS. Registration details are circulated to members only and the rules for quantity and types of items are more restrictive than for the public markets. Non-members will need to become members as a condition of entry - the annual membership fee is $30 (see the membership page).