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05-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Heiland Pentax H2 Store Demonstrator

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Does anyone know anything about the idea behind the so called store demonstrator that was produced? How many bodies approx and if it came in black and/or chrome?

And finally, what on earth could something like that be worth?

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I see one just sold on eBay for $100. Interesting how something so "rare" can be had so cheaply.

There is a nice web page with lots of info here: Asahi Pentax - S / H Series - Pacific Ridge Photography -- Steve McIntosh
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Thanks! But not a whole lot of info on Steves site. I wounder where to find even more info.
And what is "rare"? I found another site, stating that less than 1000 were made, making it even more rare than the Asahi Pentax S.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I see one just sold on eBay for $100. Interesting how something so "rare" can be had so cheaply.

There is a nice web page with lots of info here: Asahi Pentax - S / H Series - Pacific Ridge Photography -- Steve McIntosh
i believe that site belongs to PF member SteveM.

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i believe that site belongs to PF member SteveM.

Yes it does
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It has been 5 years and precious little more is known about this oddity. I have stumbled across a black one and didnít hesitate. It definite seems to be rarer than the ĎSí and I got a black one too 😀
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It has been 5 years and precious little more is known about this oddity. I have stumbled across a black one and didnít hesitate. It definite seems to be rarer than the ĎSí and I got a black one too 😀
Hi.

Where did you find a black version? I have a chrome one, and cannot see that a lot of these have poped up on ebay.

Please post some photos
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& black version was found on eBay in the USA. As I said I didnít hesitate so itís duration on auction was very short. I will post pics when it arrives. I am very excited asbetween this and the SB2 I suspect I have some of the rarest old pentaxís Ever made

I am yet to acquire Pentar asahiflex etc but someday? 😀

---------- Post added 13-03-18 at 07:59 AM ----------

PENTAX HEILAND H2 BLACK I TAKUMAR F2 55MM LENS | Rare Store Demonstrator Version | eBay

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Pretty camera! I’d be happy just to have an S and a couple more period lenses. Since I found my van Oosten I’ve been more or less sated. For now I’ve enjoyed buying cameras + accessories from the people who actually used them to write the history (most on PF).

Just today I rec’d a Forum PM response on a FA-1W. He said he didn’t need my address because he just shipped me the K18/3.5 I won on eBay. Pentax is a small community.

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& black version was found on eBay in the USA. As I said I didnít hesitate so itís duration on auction was very short. I will post pics when it arrives. I am very excited asbetween this and the SB2 I suspect I have some of the rarest old pentaxís Ever made

I am yet to acquire Pentar asahiflex etc but someday? 😀

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PENTAX HEILAND H2 BLACK I TAKUMAR F2 55MM LENS | Rare Store Demonstrator Version | eBay
Really nice find. Wow.

THe SB2 and the SB shows up often. The store demonstrator: almost never...
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Thatís a really pretty camera...

Nice catch.

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Hi.

Chrome and black together forms a nice combo.

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^^ nice

A black H2 store demonstrator sold on eBay today ~AU$450 with Serial # 220413 (user condition - not the best with bad curtain)

Two months, prior a black H2 store demonstrator sold for about the same as above with serial #238221 (collector condition - but needs service to repair curtain) HANG ON that is the same as the one above well done @Baard-Einar

I bought one about 4 months ago in collector condition - working too - with serial # 220930

So, that is three black 'store demonstrators' from the most recent auctions. I might try and keep a tab on this and record serials so we can get an idea on how many there are.

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and, there was one sold by 'Pacific Rim' about 5 years ago

Asahi: Pentax H2 (Store Demonstrator, black) Price Guide: estimate a camera value

with serial # 238202? (hard to read)
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^^ nice

A black H2 store demonstrator sold on eBay today ~AU$450 with Serial # 220413 (user condition - not the best with bad curtain)

Two months, prior a black H2 store demonstrator sold for about the same as above with serial #238221 (collector condition - but needs service to repair curtain) HANG ON that is the same as the one above well done @Baard-Einar

I bought one about 4 months ago in collector condition - working too - with serial # 220930

So, that is three black 'store demonstrators' from the most recent auctions. I might try and keep a tab on this and record serials so we can get an idea on how many there are.

---------- Post added 11-08-18 at 04:28 PM ----------

and, there was one sold by 'Pacific Rim' about 5 years ago

Asahi: Pentax H2 (Store Demonstrator, black) Price Guide: estimate a camera value

with serial # 238202? (hard to read)
I only have these Serial numbers recorded:

205439 Heiland Pentax H2 Store demonstrator
205570 Heiland Pentax H2 Store demonstrator
220413 Heiland H2 black store demonstrator
220930 Heiland H2 black store demonstrator
238221 Heiland H2 store demonstrator black
223202 Heiland H2 black store demonstrator
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