alpa 8b

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  1. nogelt123

    nogelt123 TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,
    I have an alpa 8b camera,black body,schact alpagone lens,in fair condition.The paint is chipped but it seems
    that it is still very functional.I understand that this camera is very rare,of the 245 built only 88 were black.
    I would post a picture but it seems that I may not add
    attachments.
    any one want to venture a guess ???
     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You can do either of the following:

    -post a picture of it on photobucket.com or flickr.com and then use its address between tags.

    -you can e-mail it to me and I'll post it.


    Another possibility is by subscribing. ;)

    Alpas are very collectible and I will give you an answer after I see the pictures. Hang on to it and I'll even give you some pricing on it.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also, what is its serial number?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, I got the pics from nogelt123 and I'm posting them for everyone to see. Click the thumbnails below.

    This is a rare camera!
     

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    nogelt123 TPF Noob!

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    high Mitica 100,
    the serial # is 41236
    did you get my email with the pics???

    thanks nogelt123
     
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    nogelt123 TPF Noob!

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    stupid me,
    I missed your last post,thank you very much for listing the pics. any venture as to how much it is worth??
    This camera took me through high school photography,
    and took excellent pictures with a little help from me.
    My uncle gave it to me almost 40 years ago because he didn't like the fact that that it didn't have a light meter!

    thanks again,nogelt123
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think we might have posted at the same time, seconds apart. No way for you to tell, so no apologies needed, mate!

    Yeah, it's a great "little camera" that most of us wish to have in our collection! Why don't I get an uncle like that??? :lol:

    I'll do some research on the pricing and get back to you. Most likely an e-mail.
     
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    Alpha's are strange enigmatic cameras and have a cult following. The current Alpha cameras are made by a new company, the original Alpha company ceased trading.

    They were built in a former British TB clinic in Switzerland, Elinchrom the flash manufacturer were also at the same location. Back in the 70's I worked with a consultant who advised both companies in Switzerland and was himself a descendant of the French Lumiere family.

    I have two Alpha Si 3000, unfortunately mine are marked Chinon :D

    Ian
     
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    Factory records from Ballaigues, Switzerland show it assigned that serial number in 1960
     
  11. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think you are about 4 years late on the reply.
     

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