Kodak Retina Ia and Argus 270 value estimate?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by rogueish, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. rogueish

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    Good Day APUGers!

    I've gotten a couple cameras from my Dad and I wish to make sure I give him at least fair market value.
    The Kodak is in fine working order. The lens are clear and shutter speeds sound right (will test with film when I get a chance). Bellows appear in surprising shape and I could detect no cracks or pinholes using the light in a darkened room test. It has a scuffed leather "Retina Ia" case.

    Argus Instant Load 120, I need to find a new battery for it before I can check if all functions work. The lens are clear, focus and shutter rings move smoothly, don't feel loose or wobbly. As you move the focus ring a indicator inside the view finder moves from one side to the other (landscape to group to portrait). What appears to be a simple light meter on the top of the camera is not stuck (jiggles a bit when the camera moves, but I believe without a fresh battery, I can't tell if it works. It comes with a (I believe) faux leather case with "argus" embossed into it.

    So people what do you think,? Anyone willing to offer a rough estimate, or a quick and dirty guesstimate?
     
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    I should add that the Kodak Retina Ia has a f2.8 50mm lens and is "synchro-compur".
     
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    Have you tried searching completed sales on ebay? There are often matches (or matches) there for cameras which would give an estimate.
     
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    Yard sale and thrift shop prices for either fetch $10 - $20 in my area.