Is there anything better than free?
Lensfinder, a website for filmmakers to sell or buy used cameras, lenses, and filters, has removed its sellers’ fees as first reported by ProVideo Coalition. The eBay-styled site has hundreds of offerings in each category that are bought and sold by those in the filmmaking community.
It’s founder, Ryan Avery, who was part of the now-defunct Veydra lenses, says the change in fees was prompted by those finding workaround to avoid the selling fees. When the site launched, there was a 4% fee, plus PayPal fees, during checkout. Lensfinder has now dropped the 4% fee, but the PayPal fee still applies.
Lensfinder is popular among filmmakers because of its intuitive search tool that is not found on other sites like eBay. Users can focus a lens search by brand, including Canon, Sigma, Sony, or Zeiss, format, mount type, or by feature. Searches can also be filtered by condition, focal length, and price.