Alpa madness

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  1. Donz

    Donz TPF Noob!

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    Well I was scrounging through the pile of old point and shoot junk at my local thrift shop when I noticed a few interesting items. I had never heard of Alpa before but they looked pretty nice so I decided to buy them all. I had to tell the woman behind the counter not to scoop them up in her arms to take them to the register before wrapping them in news paper. I think I got them out without any significant damage. I'm embarrassed to say what I paid for 3 bodies and 9 lens but I think I did ok.

    I'm gonna post the list of items and descriptions of conditions and then a bunch of photos if I can(it says I cant post attachments, darn). Most of it I would grade as mint- no boxes for any of it. Any idea what it's all worth? Anybody want it?

    1 Alpa 6 body
    schneider 1:2.8/35 front cap minor wear spot, minor nick on lens
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    2 Alpa 8b
    Switar 1:1.8/50 macro front cap
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    3 Alpa 8b bottom plate has minor scratch
    Switar 1:1.8/50 macro front cap

    4 Schneider 1:4/35 dented rim no front cap
    5 Angenieux f 28 retrofocus type 11 front & rear caps
    6 Angenieux f 1:2,5/90 front & rear caps
    7 Angenieux f 135 1: 3,5 type y2 with adapter ring rear cap
    8 Schneider tele-xenar 1:3.5/ 200 front & rear caps
    9 Schneider tele xenar 1:5.5/ 360 front & rear caps

    Also several Weston meters

    I'm thinking about keeping one 8b, one Switar, and the angenieux lenses. If you were keeping some but not all what would you keep?
     
  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If your intent is to sell, this is the wrong forum.
     
  3. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LOL did you use a gun?

    Will the Angenieux lenses fit a Leica?
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I suppose it depends on the condition, but probably A LOT!!!

    Do some research, and find the right buyers. The used Alpa's I've seen were selling for as much or more than similar Leica gear. It's very, very collectible to the right crowd. This is a legendary score; the best I've ever heard of.

    EDIT: Holy shoot!!! Go to Ebay and see what some of this stuff is going for.
     
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  5. Donz

    Donz TPF Noob!

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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've met two Alpa-heads. They were significantly nuttier than the Leica-philes I know. One of them used a locked, armored briefcase for a camera bag. I always sort of expected to see it handcuffed to his wrist. They liked to show off and talk about their cameras. I never actually saw them ever take a photograph, or saw a photograph they had taken. :)
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow! We're talking thousands and thousands of dollars here. The cameras and lenses look in good condition. Congrats!!!
     
  8. Donz

    Donz TPF Noob!

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    Well the Alpas are all gone- I keep returning to the same shop hoping to find more, but no such luck - until today. Not an alpa and no lenses, but a nice old rangefinder- good cosmetic condition and seems to be fully functional. I had to shell out 12 dollars- i Hope I didn't pay too much. Oh yeah, almost forgot- says on top of the body Leica M 3. Ca-ching!!
     
  9. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    WHAT???????????? WHERE DO YOU LIVE???????? You have any idea how often I'm scrounging around those junk cameras? The best thing I ever found was an Aires 35-V. AGH. I'd be flying through the ROOF if I found a Leica at a thrift store. Gaaah.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    OK, I am going to guess that this magical store is in San Francisco somewhere.

    M3's for $12.00 !!!! ... probably got the Alpa's for about the same.

    I think the OP is trying to drive us insane.

    I almost got an Alpa 7 body for $100.00 and I thought that was a steal.
     
  11. Donz

    Donz TPF Noob!

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    I can't reveal my location- might create a stampede. I would say more but I gotta run and catch a cable car. oops. Just for the sake of accuracy- the m3 was 12.99 less 3.00 senior discount. Now I just hope I can find a few million in gold coins...


    The alpas were a lot more- about 350.00 for the lot!
     
  12. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Still, $350 for AN Alpa would be an INCREDIBLE deal. Add in MULTIPLE ALPAS!&*E(#UI()!@HJOPFHDJSIPHJIOFDS@!##U()_$#@*()+!@_#!@ Sorry, brain malfunction. RAM overload.
     

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