Equipment Condition Scale
I use a modified Shutterbug scale. The old Shutterbug system uses grades of exc, exc+ and then mint. I have broadened the old excellent + rating into 3 grades (exc+, exc++ and exc+++) so as for you to be better able to judge the condition as you get closer to "Mint". The percentages listed for each grade are probably not exact but I feel they're much more realistic than Shutterbug's 10% change in each grade.
The cosmetic appearance of a camera is very important to collectors. I always try to list flaws that I'd consider if I were buying the camera for myself. Examples are dents, dings, brassing, taps, corrosion, hazy optics, sticky shutters, dry helicals and oily diaphragms. I mention flaws of these types when they exist.
All cameras and lenses are completely functional unless I state otherwise. I double-check things when I'm packing your shipment. If I see something that I didn't include or omitted in the description, I will notify you via e-mail.
On occasion, I may use mixed grades on cameras such as ex++/+++ to help you to better understand the condition. This implies that the camera is excellent ++ but has attributes which are excellent +++. When I have a beautiful camera with one annoying flaw, I'll list it as - excellent +++ with a ding on the top plate.