Our 10-pt Grading System Leads the Industry

Our grading system is respected as the industry standard, offering an option for every need and budget. The grading system criteria are used whether buying or selling cameras or other equipment. All ratings are made by KEH Camera’s top-rated technicians and all equipment is guaranteed to work (except for 'As Is').

Digital Body Inspection Process

1. Visually inspect and insert memory card and turn camera on

2. Set mode to manual (M) or Aperature Priority (A)

3. Inspect Menu

4. Attach lens

5. Change meter settings and insure they are changed in viewfinder

Digital Body Inspection Process

6. Inspect Shooting Capabilities

Far shot in AF and MF, then with VR/IS on Close Shot in AF and MF
Activate Live View
Shoot with on-board and external flashes
Shoot with flash connected to PC sync
Fire one burst in Continuous
Shoot against a white screen to inspect for dust on sensor. Clean sensor, test again.
Set to green auto mode, check that on-board flash pops up

7. Put card in reader and inspect images

8. Assign a grade and confirm description

Film Body Inspection Process

1. Visually inspect the item for any wear, damage, dents or dings

2. Install lenses and confirm all function indicators light up

3. Check shutter, shutter speeds, mirrorbox functions

4. Make sure film advance and film counter work properly

5. Attach a lens and check meter and focus

Film Body Inspection Process

6. Attach a flash and check hot show and flash sync along with selftimer

7. Make adjustment to all on board systems and confirm they work properly

9. Assign a grade and confirm description

Lens Inspection Process

1. Visually inspect the lens for any wear, damage dents or dings

2. Rotate focus, zoom and aperature rings through full range

3. Mounts on camera and check focus at known distances along with AF function and stabilization features

Lens Inspection Process

6. Examine glass for anomalies like haze, fungus, scratches, damage, etc

7. Assign a grade and confirm description

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