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Camera Values Comparison: 1990 vs. 2005.

Camera Values Comparison: 1990 vs. 2005.

Postby diser on Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:27 pm

Collectors often wonder if camera prices are going up or down, what cameras are gaining value and which ones are loosing it. Peter Kroezen from Vintage-camera-online.com created a nice compilation of some camera values back from 1990, and more recent prices from 2005. What it shows, is that some cameras demand increased a lot, and some values almost diminished. Here is the compilation:

McKeown1990-1991 ($) McKeown2005-2006 ($) Increase in 15 years (+/- %)
Leica M3 body double stroke 250.00 1,000.00 300
Nikon S2 chrome +2,0/50 212.00 825.00 289
Alpa 5 250.00 800.00 220
Premier Kardon 400.00 1,250.00 213
Reid I 275.00 850.00 209
Compass 600.00 1,800.00 200
Rollei 35 Singapore 75.00 225.00 200
Altissa Altix N 17.00 50.00 194
Asahiflex I 300.00 850.00 183
Exakta B 150.00 425.00 183
Kodak Ektra + 1,9/50 450.00 1,250.00 178
Houghton Ticka Chrome 150.00 375.00 150
Halina 35X 10.00 25.00 150
Pontiac Bloc-Metal 41 25.00 62.00 148
Zeiss Ikon Contarex Bullseye 257.00 625.00 143
Voigtländer Vitessa T 97.00 225.00 132
Robot Royal 36 225.00 500.00 122
Konica II 45.00 100.00 122
Nagel Pupille 150.00 325.00 117
Voigtländer Bessamatic CS 110.00 237.00 115
Adox Polomat 12.00 25.00 108
Aires 35-III 30.00 62.00 107
Minox B chrome 75.00 155.00 107
Graflex Stereo Graphic 35mm 62.00 125.00 102
Canon S + Nikkor 2,250.00 4,500.00 100
Kraus Peggy I 375.00 750.00 100
Bilora Bella 44 10.00 20.00 100
Pentacon Penti 32.00 62.00 94
Leica R4 325.00 625.00 92
Voigtländer Avus 9x12 52.00 100.00 92
KW Praktica FX + Tessar 40.00 75.00 88
Speed Graphic 4x5'' 100.00 187.00 87
Rollei 35 LED 67.00 125.00 87
Olympus Pen EE 27.00 50.00 85
Agfa Record I 20.00 37.00 85
Leica CL body 275.00 500.00 82
Minolta 16-MG 22.00 40.00 82
Kiev 2 62.00 110.00 77
Hüttig Cupido 35.00 62.00 77
Seagull 4 40.00 70.00 75
Rollei 16 50.00 87.00 74
Minox C 110.00 187.00 70
Rolleiflex Baby grey 162.00 275.00 70
Kine Exakta I round magnifier 650.00 1,100.00 69
Akarelle 42.00 70.00 67
Ernemann Bob IV 6x9 30.00 50.00 67
ASR Fotodisc 450.00 750.00 67
Canon S2+Serenar 275.00 450.00 64
Zeiss Ikon Tenax 115.00 187.00 63
Contax S 200.00 325.00 63
Nikon F Photomic T 187.00 300.00 60
Plaubel Makina I 125.00 200.00 60
Ising Pucky 25.00 40.00 60
Voigtländer Vito C 25.00 40.00 60
Argus C2 20.00 32.00 60
Fex Superfex 20.00 32.00 60
Kinn Kinax II 20.00 32.00 60
Yashica D 47.00 75.00 60
Mamiya/Sekor 100DTL+1,8/55 52.00 82.00 58
Dave Box 7.00 11.00 57
Exakta Varex IIa + normal lens 80.00 125.00 56
Meopta Mikroma 80.00 125.00 56
Balda Baldalux 32.00 50.00 56
Zorki 11 32.00 50.00 56
Praktica Nova 40.00 62.00 55
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex II 57.00 87.00 53
Pentax Spotmatic+1,8/55 105.00 160.00 52
Ricoh 16 150.00 225.00 50
Fed C 100.00 150.00 50
Petri RF 100.00 150.00 50
Miranda B + 1,9/50 100.00 150.00 50
Foca Standard 100.00 150.00 50
Primo Jr 100.00 150.00 50
Zeiss Ikon Icarex 35 CS 100.00 150.00 50
Ica Reporter 125.00 187.00 50
Nettel Deckrullo 9x12 125.00 187.00 50
Certo Dollina I + Tessar 47.00 70.00 49
Ansco Vest Pocket No. 0 27.00 40.00 48
Leica II 125.00 185.00 48
Dacora Super Dignette 15.00 22.00 47
Exakta 66 postwar 650.00 950.00 46
Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe + Skopar 87.00 125.00 44
Rolleiflex T w/meter 262.00 375.00 43
Kern Bijou 350.00 500.00 43
Robot I 175.00 250.00 43
Minolta 35 Mod II + 2,0/50 175.00 250.00 43
Olympus OM-1 +1,8/50 105.00 150.00 43
Ica Lola 35.00 50.00 43
Agfa Isola 7.00 10.00 43
Agfa Isoly 7.00 10.00 43
Ernemann Tropical Klapp 950.00 1,350.00 42
Goerz Ango 100.00 140.00 40
Zorki C 50.00 70.00 40
Kodak Retinette IIB 45.00 62.00 38
Rolleicord V 100.00 137.00 37
Zeiss Ikon Contax II + 2/50 137.00 187.00 36
Kodak No. 3 Kodak Jr 367.00 500.00 36
Loman Reflex 187.00 250.00 34
Goerz Box Tengor 6x9 30.00 40.00 33
Kodak Folding Autographic Brownie No. 2 12.00 16.00 33
Zorki I 62.00 82.00 32
Kodak Bull's-Eye No. 4 47.00 62.00 32
Zenit 3M + lens 32.00 42.00 31
Canon IV + Serenar 250.00 325.00 30
Contessa Duchessa 250.00 325.00 30
Autographic Kodak Junior No. 1 17.00 22.00 29
Zeiss Ikon Colora 25.00 32.00 28
Minolta SR-1 +2,0/55 90.00 115.00 28
Mamiyaflex II 100.00 125.00 25
FED 1 postwar 60.00 75.00 25
Canon Canonet 40.00 50.00 25
Ernemann Heag 0 40.00 50.00 25
Braun Paxette I 32.00 40.00 25
Polaroid SX-70 32.00 40.00 25
Ansco Automatic Reflex 150.00 187.00 25
Petriflex 150.00 187.00 25
Zeiss Ikon Contina LK 35.00 42.00 20
Canon FX 82.00 97.00 18
Leicaflex SL2 750.00 875.00 17
Yashica 44 67.00 75.00 12
Olympus Auto Eye 75.00 82.00 9
Konica Autoreflex 150.00 162.00 8
Bencini Comet 15.00 16.00 7
Kiev 30 40.00 40.00 0
Kowa H 37.00 37.00 0
Hasselblad 500C+2,8/80 750.00 700.00 -7
Minolta AL-F 55.00 50.00 -9
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta IV 232.00 200.00 -14
Kochmann Korelle P 325.00 275.00 -15
Leningrad 237.00 200.00 -16
Beirette VSN 12.00 10.00 -17
Gaumont Stereo Spido Metallique 225.00 187.00 -17
Contax D 100.00 82.00 -18
Topcon Uni+2/53 62.00 50.00 -19
Agfa Billy I postwar 20.00 15.00 -25
Richard Glyphoscope 100.00 62.00 -38
John Player Special 1,250.00 350.00 -72
Kershaw 450 125.00 32.00 -74
Narciss 500.00 115.00 -77




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Re: Camera Values Comparison: 1990 vs. 2005.

Postby Luvantique on Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:29 pm

There's a problem with the lower end of the list, with the negative values (and by extension, with all). First, $20 shipping is not realistic for most of these cameras. But to make a correct comparison, you must subtract the shipping amount from both the 1991 and 2005 figures to get a correct percentage of change. The shipping is really an irrelevent figure since you're only comparing McKeown's prices, but if it's used, it has to be applied to both dates. If you do that, then some of the negative numbers end up in the positive range again.
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Re: Camera Values Comparison: 1990 vs. 2005.

Postby diser on Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:02 am

Agree, I'll send the comment to Peter, who compiled the list. The only possible explanation is if 1990-1991 McKeown's specifically noted that those prices exclude shipping, and 2005-2006 include shipping :?
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Re: Camera Values Comparison: 1990 vs. 2005.

Postby diser on Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:07 pm

Luvantique, I decided to change a percentage in a table, remove -$20 column and modify resulted %% change. I guess it is more accurate now, but it doesn't include the inflation, which was huge between 1990 and 2005: 49.4%.
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