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    collector value

    I picked up a Tower 32A with 55mm lens. Everything is perfect except 1/30 is the same as 'bulb'. A workaround is to use the 'X' instead. This model came out before rapid return mirror and, as a result, is exceptionally quiet (like a Leica RF). Is there any collector value as the cosmetic condition is excellent? - David Lyga
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    There's an eBay auction of one with two lenses with a Buy It Now price of $80 USD. That should give you some sense. 12 pics there so you can compare yours.
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    David , Its not a very cheap camera. I found 32B for 174 dollars , 32A with two bent lenses for 80 dollars. If the 30 speed is not correct , you could not ask for collector price also. I think you can ask 150 dollars in water.

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ID:	71796Rich , that 80 dollars camera have heavily bent lenses.

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    IDK, I suppose it would matter as to the manufacturer of the beasty. Sears used Ricoh and a couple of other manufacturers to fill the contracts, never made anything themselves, sold under store brands.
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    Yeah, it is an interesting camera though. It fun to see something that is both 'rare' and 'not all that valuable' but, nevertheless, at least somewhat desirable. - David Lyga

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    I always enjoyed shooting obscure makes and models, it keeps me grounded in the basics. I have a couple of modern(mid 80's) auto exposure cameras, but I prefer to shoot old mechanical marvels.
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    In my collection I have only two SLRs without instant mirror return: a Zenit 3M and a Miranda A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Christian View Post
    In my collection I have only two SLRs without instant mirror return: a Zenit 3M and a Miranda A.
    My old Exakta VX didn't either.

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