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Asahi, Asahiflex IIB

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Body only$140-160$200-220$360-380
With lens$220-240$300-320$520-540
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1954. 35mm SLR camera. Also sold as the "Tower 23" by Sears. Some models may have elements from IA - those may be priced a little mode.


Asahi: Asahiflex IIB camera

Camera featured in these collections: winder44 dariuscz

Camera sales and other sources with added premiums,
converted and inflation-adjusted prices:
Date
Condition Price
 2014-09-26
 5J
 $343
 2014-09-23
 3F
 $435
 2014-08-31
 6J
 $106
 2014-08-14
 4F
 $390
 2014-08-03
 4F
 $197
 2014-07-11
 3E
 $355
 2014-07-11
 4H
 $183
 2014-07-07
 5F
 $100
 2014-06-19
 4H
 $233
 2014-04-22
 3G
 $153
 2014-03-19
 3F
 $367
 2014-03-03
 4F
 $224
 2014-01-04
 6H
 $145
 2013-12-01
 3E
 $180
 2013-10-20
 9J
 $150
 2013-10-12
 3F
 $220
 2013-10-06
 5F
 $600
 2013-09-28
 3F
 $260
 2013-09-28
 4F
 $168
 2013-09-21
 4H
 $149
 2013-09-14
 4J
 $150
 2013-09-05
 3H
 $214
 2013-08-11
 5F
 $281
 2013-03-31
 5Z
 $324
 2013-02-17
 5J
 $158
 2013-01-29
 3F
 $255
 2013-01-17
 3H
 $256
 2013-01-13
 5Z
 $145
 2013-01-06
 3D
 $224
 2012-04-28
 B
 $353
 2003-05-24
 B
 $450
 2003-02-28
 B
 $227
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$235
 2014-08-23
 4J
(body only) $80
 2014-06-22
 4H
(body only) $67
 2014-06-11
 4D
(body only) $146
 2014-04-05
 4F
(body only) $231
 2014-02-17
 5H
(body only) $300
 2013-11-27
 4J
(body only) $135
 2013-11-24
 5J
(body only) $100
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Community comments:

by minitw on Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:18 pm

Note the sale on October 6th is unique. This is classified as a IIB, but one minor difference is the shutter markings are denominated by arrows instead of the usual triangle.

The sales on October 12th and 20th and November 27th, 2013 are also unique. They are both Asahiflex IIB with arrow markings found on Asahiflex I and IA instead of the triangle markings for the shutter.

The sales April 22nd, 2014 also has arrows instead of triangles on the shutter markings.

Sale on July 11, 2014 for $355 has a circular cap where there would be a slow speed shutter adjustment. Could have been a IIA.

The sale on July 11, 2014 $183 has arrow markings on the shutter dial.

Sale on August 14th, 2014 for $390 has arrows on the shutter dial.

The sale of August 23rd, 2014 for $80 was very unique. It was a Asahiflex IIB, but it had arrow markings and Asahi Opt Co embossed on the back. These are very rare and the sale does not reflect the true value. It's likely people did not know what they were looking at.

Sale on September 23, 2014 for $435 had a cap on the the slow speed shutter dial. Asahiflex IIB's are not supposed to have a slow speed shutter dial so this was likely a transition model between Asahiflex IIB and and IIA.

Sale on September 26, 2014 for $343 was sold with a extension tube. This camera had arrows on the shutter dial. It possibly could have had Asahi Opt Co embossed (couldn't tell because there was no picture of the back door.) It was marketed as "Asahiflex IA" and the instruction manual that was being offered was also Asahiflex IA

Buyer's of these cameras should take note of these differences as it could make a difference in value (in the future that is.)


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