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My favourite finds Pt.1


I find a lot of beautiful items, here are some of the best
As the camera hunter I get to find some pretty nice bits of kit. A lot of cameras come and go, but some of them really stand out. I never get tired of doing this but sometimes there are real highlights to doing the job. Here is a selection of my personal favourite finds that I have been lucky enough to come across since I have been doing this.
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Konica Hexar Limited editions

Konica released a few special edition Hexar AF cameras
This is your chance to own some of them (or all of them). I have currently got three very special Hexars available for purchase. These are all exceedingly rare cameras, so you be be the envy of your friends by owning them.
I don’t really need to go into detail about the Hexar AF, I have done that in other posts.
So, without further ado, here are the Hexars.
Gold camera
Konica Minolta Hexar AF 35mm Rangefinder camera Gold anniversary Exc
No 98 of only 300 made, this camera is boxed and with all original paperwork.
This camera has signs of use and marks on the coating of gold, it is by no means a mint camera by my standards. Though it is still a beautiful camera, of that there is no doubt and it would be certain to have the laydeez swarming around you, as if you were a movie star.
The camera is in perfect working condition and the lens is clean. This is still a collectors camera, but not a showpiece collectors camera.
¥130,000 plus shipping
Rhodium camera
Konica Minolta Hexar AF 35mm Rangefinder camera Rhodium Mint
This is the ultra rare and ultra desirable Rhodium version of the camera. There were hardly any of this version made, and they came with the beautiful off-pink Rhodium coating and custom brown leatherette.
The lens and viewfinder are both clean with no hazing or fungus, there is no visible dusting. There are very very light marks to the body. It does not come with a case or anything, just as is. Regardless of that this is an extremely collectable camera and a must for any serious collectors set. This is a legendary piece of camera history, get it before anyone else.
¥100,000 plus shipping

Konica Minolta Hexar AF 35mm Rangefinder camera Brown leather. V. Rare. Mint
This is a very rare version of the camera, with brown leather covering the body. Officially these were never made, but a few made it out of the factory. Apparently from what I have discovered, this was a sample unit passed to select stores to check for sales viability, but this one made it out of the store! This is about as rare as it gets, you will not find another like this for a long long time.
The lens and viewfinder are both clean with no hazing or fungus, there is no visible dusting. There are light marks to the body, but that is it.
Come and own this piece of photographic history now.
¥75,000 plus shipping

So, there you go. Remember, I have mouths to feed (mine, mainly, my wife doesn’t eat much) which is why I sell cameras. Please don’t ask for silly discounts, unless you actually want me to call you horrible names. If you need more pictures or info about the cameras then please contact me and I shall send you everything you need.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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The Grand Prix edition Nikon FA

You have to wonder what Nikon was thinking when it made this camera
This camera was produced by Nikon to commemorate the Nikon FA’s selection as the winner of the camera industry’s most prestigious award, “The Camera Grand Prix ’84″.
Gold camera
This camera is slathered in gold, and I do mean real gold, it actually features a 24 Karat gold plating over all of the main body parts of the camera. Even the lens cover has gold plated lettering, it is a pretty impressive piece of workmanship. The lens also features a gold ring. This is complemented by a covering of lizard leather on the grip of the camera.
This is not really the sort of camera that you could actually use in any realistic sense, unless you consider yourself to be the ultimate showoff. The camera looks as if it is waiting to be scratched and mangled, which is a shame, as it is actually an excellent camera.

When this camera was released the camera came with Nikkor club membership, a branded Nikkor chamois leather, a Nikon wallet and was presented in a stunning Paulownia wooden presentation box with purple velvet. As it goes it was a very impressive presentation and gave you the impression of workmanship and class. Until you realized you had actually bought a gold camera.

This is not what you could call a run of the mill camera, but it does have its own appeal and is very popular amongst collectors. This is not actually the first of these that I have found, as there are a number of collectors who have requested it. But, I found it, and by jingo it is a nice one.

Remember, if you need anything camera related, just let me know and I can find it for you, as I am JapanCameraHunter.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter