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05-20-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Not mine but I thought that I would post this for any of you out there who are collectors. There is a pretty rare M42 body in nice working condition that just popped up on ebay. It's an SB2, a version of the S3 I think, that was, according to one source, only sold on Japanese military bases. You may never see one of these for sale again. If I had the cash, it would be in my collection.

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Just type Pentax SB2 into the search bar on ebay and it's the only thing that will show up.
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Well, it's sold already. Was it someone here that got it?
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Uh, I've been following that camera for months, the seller startet out a bit steep, I tried to give him an offer, but all he said was Sorry. Not a single word more. Hehe. An sb2 was sold last week to a fellow forum member for 140$ so this going for 215 is high.

Well hope the buyer is happy ��

I'll keep looking.
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Hi All,

It has a new home in Australia and is in excellent condition!

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Glad to see that someone here was able to get it.
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And another is making its way to Australia

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08-25-2017, 01:55 AM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
And another is making its way to Australia

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That one looks really clean! Good luck with your "new" SB2. Wow. Aussies are gathering or hoarding all the SB2 out there.
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Aussies are gathering or hoarding all the SB2 out there.
It would seem so. Question to all interested. How many are there of this camera? I cannot find any information on production numbers. It is not even mentioned in the Pentax M42 bible
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"This very rare SB2 was, as its elder cousin SB, sold only in japanese military camps. As the SB was a S2/S1 special version, the SB2 was a S3 version with shutter time to 1/1000 and prepared for the Light Meter."

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