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The original Asahi Pentax SLR. Commonly known as the AP.

Made in Japan 1957. This is the first and most collectible of the Pentax SLRs.

Body is definitely an AP, serial number is 143940. Shutterspeeds are T, B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, X

Shutter works well, speeds appear accurate. 1 and 1/2 are on the slow side but should improve with use. Mirror returns correctly, wind and rewind works correctly.

The body is in top condition, no damage, dents etc. One small brightmark on the base.

Standard lens is a 2.4 58mm Takumar and comes with an Asahi UV filter. Lens is in as good a condition as the body, like new with no damage. No fungus or glass damage either. The lens cap is a metal Pentax one but I doubt if it is the original one. Also comes with the original Pentax lens hood and leather case for hood and original leather case for the body.

Telephoto lens is a Takumar 3.5 135mm that is of the same vintage as the camera. Has some wear on the focusing ring but other than that is also in top condition. No fungus or damage, has its original lens cap, back cap and leather case.

The 35mm lens is an f:4 Takumar. Asahi's first wide angle lens. Is also in top condition cosmetically and optically. It comes with Asahi UV filter, plastic lens cap (AOCo - Asahi Optical Co), metal rear cap and original leather case.

I doubt if you will ever find an AP in as good condition as this. This has obviously been lovingly looked after for its whole life. Would go very nicely with the 200mm Takumar of the same vintage that I will also be listing. Check out my other listings.
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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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