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AsahiPentax S

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1957-1965. 35mm SLR camera.

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Asahi: Pentax S camera

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Camera sales and other sources with added premiums,
converted and inflation-adjusted prices:
Date
Condition Price
 2013-08-23
 4Z
 $237
 2013-08-14
 3F
 $444
 2013-08-13
 4F
 $265
 2013-06-17
 6J
 $349
 2013-06-03
 4H
 $402
 2013-05-20
 5Z
 $473
 2013-02-20
 5Z
 $404
 2003-02-28
 B
 $319
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$120
 2014-04-15
 3F
(body only) $676
 2014-01-29
 6J
(body only) $137
 2013-11-04
 3J
(body only) $275
 2013-05-26
 5F
(body only) $408
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by michaelv » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:14 am

Value must be much more than posted. the Original "AP" model had a production run of almost 20,000 units and is valued at close to $1000 in mint condition. The Pentax "S" only had a production run of approximately 4000 units worldwide. It is the rarest of all "normal" pentax production cameras. It's present value is posted as only a few hundred dollars due to the fact that there is very limited sales history. My estimation a mint "S" model should be at least in the $1000-$1500 range.

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by diser » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:26 am

Michael, thanks. Agree, the sales history is nonexistent. If you know of any sales, please let me know. Even if it was eBay sale.

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by minitw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:57 pm

We should create a separate page for the black version of this camera as that is even more rare.

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by diser » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:22 pm

Probably. Let's see what black one ends up with on eBay in two days.

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by minitw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:23 pm

I bought one 3 months ago for $500 that was listed as in working condition, but it was advertised very poorly on eBay. The guy listed it on eBay as S1/S3 because he had a instruction manual that said S1/S3. However, despite this the picture showed it was clearly just an S model. You would think a black Pentax S should be very rare because the black Pentax K and black Pentax AP are also very rare and they sell in the thousands.

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by minitw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:02 am

So auction finished on 12/22 and it ended up selling for $652. I am feeling pretty good because mine is in better condition and it fully works. =P

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by diser » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:56 am

http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Asahi/Pentax-S-(black).html

Could you upload a photo of yours on a white background, front-left-top view?

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by minitw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:29 am

I will upload it when I get it back in January. I have it in the shop just to get it check out.

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by minitw » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:46 pm

Here is a picture of my black Pentax S. I bought it from eBay on 10/03/12 for $504. Condition was pristine except for circular marks around the tripod socket and some engraved numbers (I don't know why people did that back then!) The shutter could not advance when I received it, but after a CLA it's working and I am about to verify it with film.
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Black Asahi Pentax S

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