Aires 35-V

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by minicoop1985, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello everyone. I recently scored an Aires 35-V rangefinder at a thrift store for $25. I have spent some time with Google and haven't found much information on it besides value estimates, which are kinda useless when I have no plan to sell it. Anyone know anything about Aires? I want to know a bit more about the company, if possible, so I have a story to tell with the camera. Thanks for your help! Oh, and sorry about image quality-low light cell phone flash shot.

    [​IMG]


     
  2. compur

    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    L.A.
    This is their interchangeable lens rangefinder model. There were 3 or 4 lenses for it. Aires made some fine cameras of high quality materials and workmanship. Their marketing skill wasn't so great though so they went out of business before capturing much of the market. They also made SLR and TLRs.
     
  3. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well that is sad. I really like this thing, and you are VERY right about quality. Do you have any recommendations on Aires products I should chase down to go with it?
     
  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    48,229
    Likes Received:
    18,866
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This camerapedia entry might be of interest to an Aires owner. When I was a kid, I found an old photography catalog from the late 1950's that had some Aires stuff in it...that was about the only time I ever saw the brand. Aires 35 - Camerapedia
     
  5. compur

    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    L.A.
  6. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Excellent info. I didn't realize it was the last rangefinder Aires did. And the lenses... If only I could FIND the other two. I only have the f 1.9 49mm standard. The one in it is a little loose, but I've been told it won't hurt. It needs a cleaning and lube and it should be good to shoot (shutter is wildly inconsistent at 1/5 second and slower and I have no idea if it's accurate faster).
     
  7. compur

    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    L.A.
    The lenses show up on eBay. Prices are usually high though. I had the 35mm and sold it recently. It was pretty scratched up and I listed it "as is." I forget what it sold for.
     
  8. minicoop1985

    minicoop1985 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,520
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    Ah boo, because I would have bought it. I've been watching ebay here and there and haven't seen ANY when I've looked, but that's probably just my luck, isn't it? I'll find them and eventually get this thing working properly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
aires 35 v on ebay
,

aires 35-v

,

aires 35-v camera

,
aires 35-v film camera
,
aires 35v
,
when was aires 35-v camera made