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Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]

Asahi Pentax "Original/AP" 35mm SLR Film Camera

Sale price$ 1,500
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This Asahi Pentax 'Original/AP' is a great choice for aspiring film photographers and camera connoisseurs alike. It's extremely sturdy and ready for another life of photo taking! 

This camera is the first pentaprism SLR that the Asahi Optical Company made; it has been retroactively designated the "original" or "AP" to differentiate it from the "S/H" series that followed.

This camera has had a full CLA has been performed, and is tested and working. These images are of the exact camera you will receive. 

This camera body is not an original example of a black paint Asahi Pentax.

It has been stripped of it's original (and very worn) chrome/nickel plating and carefully refinished in black Japanning lacquer. While this finish is durable and hard-wearing -  please note that, with normal handling and usage, it will "brass" over time.

35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogen
1 - 1/500 seconds + bulb/time
Battery n/a
Other Features Manual Exposure
Metering None
Accessories Lens cap


Their perfect blend of form and function may be ageless, but to make sure everything works like new, the team at Retrospekt carefully refurbishes every 35mm camera by hand from the inside out. Each camera is cleaned, serviced and tested to ensure complete functionality for another lifetime of use. 

This is an authentic vintage piece guaranteed to work. 

This camera has experienced decades of life before finding its way to Retrospekt. As such, it will show some signs of past use. However, we are extremely picky about the condition of the cameras we restore and the parts we select for the repair process. The end result is an excellent vintage restoration that is guaranteed to work properly. Should any questions arise, we have a team of friendly people ready to help you.

This camera is covered by the Retrospekt Refurbished guarantee. Learn more about our 90-day limited warranty.  

    Asahi Pentax "Original/AP" 35mm SLR Film Camera
    Asahi Pentax "Original/AP" 35mm SLR Film Camera Sale price$ 1,500