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I have a collection of ALPA made Camera, Lenses and filters. The camera is a model 8b serial # 40432. The set includes the standard 50mm 1.8, a 35mm 2.8, a 135mm, assorted filters including polarizing and skylight, a 2x Vivitar tele extender, extention tubes and leather cases. I am considering selling the complete set. I have not used the camera since the early 1980's. My father bought this set used and passed it on to me. I used it extensively during my years in high school and beyond. The shutter has since frozen. Does anyone have any idea of what a set might bring to a collector these days? I have tried to upload a photo with no success. I welcome comments!
 

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I have a collection of ALPA made Camera, Lenses and filters. The camera is a model 8b serial # 40432. The set includes the standard 50mm 1.8, a 35mm 2.8, a 135mm, assorted filters including polarizing and skylight, a 2x Vivitar tele extender, extention tubes and leather cases. I am considering selling the complete set. I have not used the camera since the early 1980's. My father bought this set used and passed it on to me. I used it extensively during my years in high school and beyond. The shutter has since frozen. Does anyone have any idea of what a set might bring to a collector these days? I have tried to upload a photo with no success. I welcome comments!

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The price is dictated by the condition and functionality of the camera in general. Alpa 8b usually brings somewhere around $900 for the body and lens in average to good condition. The hard part is finding someone who wants to pay that, like a specialized Alpa collector. Not many out there... Especially if the camera has shutter problems.
 

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What is the little window to the right of the lens for? Combined rangefinder SLR? Very cool whatever it is.
 
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Dear Mitica100, I am considering whether to have the shutter repaired before trying to sell the set. Do you repair those or could you reccomend anyone? I viewed your website and would consider trying to make the repair myself possibly as a last resort. Any thoughts as to whether the repair cost may out weight the increase in a sale price?
 
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Thanks for the tip MJ! The bid just closed at $1511.11!
 
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Mitica100, I took your advice and had the shutter repaired by Camera.com in NJ. I currently have it listed on E-BAY. Thanks for your help!
 

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