Asahi Pentax “AP”
Asahi Pentax “AP”
Asahi Pentax “AP”
Asahi Pentax “AP”

Asahi Pentax “AP”

Regular price
$485.00
Sale price
$485.00

Asahi Pentax with a 55mm f:1.8 lens!

The Asahi Pentax, to camera collectors, the AP, was a major progress in the 35mm SLR field of cameras when introduced in 1957. It is the first “modern” Japanese camera, combining a pleasing body design with easily handled controls. It is surprisingly similar to its predecessor, the Asahiflex, sharing the size and shape of the body casting, while just as similar to its successors right up to the last Spotmatic and beyond. The key feature is the pentaprism, greatly improving the viewfinder over the reversed image hard-to-follow waist-level finder, and its name reflects this fact. It is by no means the first SLR using the pentaprism, but it is certainly the first easily handled camera of its kind, sporting a fast operated wind lever, and rewind knob with a small foldable rewind crank handle.

~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!

Overall condition - Excellent condition - 9/10

Example photos can be found here - https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3321818-asahi-pentax/photos

This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.