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06-10-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Tower 24 w/ Takumar 58mm f2.8 lens

I just acquired a Sear Tower 24 film camera with a Taukumar 58mm lens, a 135mm lens, a Tower 35mm f2.4 lens, and some extras.
Does anybody have 1st hand experience with these cameras? I was told that the Tower 24 was the hardest to find. What's the deal on these? Thanks

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Here's a nice article on the Asahi Towers...

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06-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Congrats. They work like a slr but with a waistlevel type finder. They also have the m37 lenses. If you look, your lens should be a Tak 58/2.4.

Edit: If you don't have a manual, here is a pdf version for the Asahiflex.

http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_asahiflex.pdf

The Asahiflex II manual is here and it shows how to use the slow shutter speed dial.

http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_asahiflex_II.pdf
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