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06-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Black asahiflex?

I found this interesting, a black asahiflex at a ridiculously expensive (for me) price. I know that this are rare as they go, but would they fetch that price?

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06-21-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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Its a IIA which could bring $350-$450 if it is in as good a mechanical condition as it in cosmetic condition. The black version could add another $200 with another $150 for rareness. I could see it bringing $800. I have heard of black Asahiflex bodies.

Edit: I just looked at my notes and I had made an entry for an IIA with a black face.

Based on the current currency exchange, it is at $1484.

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That's a beautiful camera!

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06-22-2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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Here it is through google translate.

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I would be more skeptical than I am if it wasn't for the Repronars that had the black Asahiflex bodies. Plus, I have seen an Asahiflex with a black mirror cage. I'd love to at least examine this thing in person!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Here it is through google translate.

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I would be more skeptical than I am if it wasn't for the Repronars that had the black Asahiflex bodies. Plus, I have seen an Asahiflex with a black mirror cage. I'd love to at least examine this thing in person!
In the translation, it almost sounded as if the camera was painted black as part of a restoration that included new leather.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
In the translation, it almost sounded as if the camera was painted black as part of a restoration that included new leather.


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good catch. I don't get the 'insect' part. Something got lost in translation. Based on the bidding on this thing, I'd say a bunch of people have missed that detail.
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I think I would be a little disappointed if I paid $2k for a black Asahiflex to find out it had been painted black during a restoration. Then again, if I had the many for such a body, I would have to inspect it in person before laying down the cabbage.

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No one bid on it so apparently people figured out it was a faux black body.
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