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06-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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two questions about the AP

Hi

I have two questions regarding the original Asahi Pentax. Hope somebody here at the forum can answer

1. What is the lowest s/n seen on an AP? I have one with s/n 133479.

2. Does any one own, or have a picture of a black AP?


Thanks!

06-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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I've only seen pictures of black APs. Yours is earlier than either of mine - 14xxxx.
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Earliest (lowest) number to date in the PentaxForums serial number database is 143235.
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2. Does any one own, or have a picture of a black AP?

Here is a picture of the Black AP that sold a few months ago for $1450.
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I have 'top view', 'bottom view', and 'film door open' shots of this camera if you are interested.

I pulled these pictures off Hilo's PF thread "AP & 58/2".

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06-09-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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2. Does any one own, or have a picture of a black AP?

Here is a picture of the Black AP that sold a few months ago for $1450.
Not mine
I have 'top view', bottom view', and 'film door open' shots of this camera if you are interested.
hi

yes please!!

Hefty price. Where was it sold?


And wow, that lens must be very rare, never seen a black one before....

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Earliest (lowest) number to date in the PentaxForums serial number database is 143235.
Yes, but not anymore. I added my latest copy to the database now. thanks for the reminder!
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Mine is 151701 while the one in the January 1958 Modern Photography ad is 132691.

Link to larger -> http://www.fototime.com/435041C0EEDEC0D/orig.jpg
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Baard-Einar, In your serial number post, you stated, "Needs a new shutter curtain, and a CLA." This is what Eric did for mine at what I consider a great price especially considering its great cosmetic condition.

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Baard-Einar, In your serial number post, you stated, "Needs a new shutter curtain, and a CLA." This is what Eric did for mine at what I consider a great price especially considering its great cosmetic condition.
Yes, I have had several cameras fixed by Eric, he does a great job! It is just a bit more cumbersome to ship it to the US and back due to customs and VAT issues.... But saving up for it!
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Mine is 151701 while the one in the January 1958 Modern Photography ad is 132691.

Link to larger -> http://www.fototime.com/435041C0EEDEC0D/orig.jpg
Very cool ad! Would look nice on the wall!

And I also noticed the hyphen between Asahi and Pentax, Asahi-Pentax. Have you seen that before in other ads?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
yes please!!
Hefty price. Where was it sold?
And wow, that lens must be very rare, never seen a black one before....
The three other shots of the AP paste'd in my previous post.

I do not remember where it was sold (Japan ?), I only saw mention of it here at PF afterwards. If I had known of it's existence during the auction, I would have been there bidding away ( that AP auction occured before the layoff * )

More than 1/2 the sale price had to be for the lens, which is a 58mm f/2.0 preset in all Black, a rare lens even in black/chrome.

My own AP (#150140, purchased right here at PF Marketplace) is with Eric right now getting the usual TLC. I'm looking forward to it's return.
Edit (6/21/13): My AP returned last night from Tennesse. It looks terrific! and now the shutter speeds function correctly. Thanks Eric.

*Please don't fret, I am working again same company, different program, same pay, and on the prowl again for Asahi Collectables.

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The three other shots of the AP paste'd in my previous post.

I do not remember where it was sold (Japan ?), I only saw mention of it here at PF afterwards. If I had known of it's existence during the auction, I would have been there bidding away ( that AP auction occured before the layoff * )

More than 1/2 the sale price had to be for the lens, which is a 58mm f/2.0 preset in all Black, a rare lens even in black/chrome.

*Please don't fret, I am working again same company, different program, same pay, and on the prowl again for Asahi Collectables.
My own AP (#150140, purchased right here at PF Marketplace) is with Eric right now getting the usual. I'm looking forward to it's return.
Thanks for posting the photos! That camera looks almost brand new! Very sexy.... Pure sex
I do have a 58mm f2.0, a chrome/black version. Payed a bit for that lens, so a black would be expensive. like the 100mm Takumar f3.5 that was sold on eBait a while ago..
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Yes, I have had several cameras fixed by Eric, he does a great job! It is just a bit more cumbersome to ship it to the US and back due to customs and VAT issues.... But saving up for it!
By the way, Eric is currently fixing a K and a S for me. Looking forward to get my hands on those babes.
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Thanks for the pics with the AP and the black 58/2. Pics of all-black-lenses are quite rare.
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I have an all black except for the lense but I do have th 55 the 35 and 200 mm lenses in Chrome and black got it for a very good price must have been my lucky day which are rare thanks for the post on the price I'm very happy with that and thank you
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