Hello everyone, I’m the OP!
First of all, many thanks to @lu_cyP for posting this. And thanks to everyone who has responded, really glad there’s interest in saving these valuable equipment from the landfill!
A few clarifications:
- These ~100-ish motion sensing camera traps are currently located near Bern in Switzerland, not in the UK.
- The person with the cameras is happy to give them away as long as people can pay postage (or probably pickup in person).
Each camera weighs approximately 1.2 kg.
- You can use this page to help estimate postage costs to your area.
- I just emailed the current owner for more specifications of the cameras e.g. what kind(s) of film(s) it needs (8, 16, or 35 mm?), battery requirements, model number, etc. Will update once I hear from them (see update below).
Depending on your needs, the “catch” might be that these are analogue, not digital, cameras so you need to replace the film after each use and you need to develop the film.
However, I think these cameras are still great for art projects, education, wildlife monitoring, or general hacking/tinkering!
Thanks you everyone, and let me know if you have more questions.