Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
I disagree with this. I still think the Retina IIa applies as a suggestion in this case.

http://cgi.ebay.com/KODAK-RETINA-IIa...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/kodak-retina-IIa...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Kodak-Re...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Retina-IIa...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Retina-IIa...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-KODAK-RE...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEAR-MINT-KODAK-...d=p3286.c0.m14 ("near mint" with case for $56)
http://cgi.ebay.com/FOLDING-KODAK-RE...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-KODAK-RE...d=p3286.c0.m14 ("with Extras" for $51)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-RETINA-IIa...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-KODAK-RETIN...d=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Kodak-Re...d=p3286.c0.m14

These were all in the $50 area, or less in a few cases. This only includes sales in the past amount of time that EBay will let you search. (I don't know how far back they look.) In the same time period, five Retina IIas went for over $50 (one of which was a Rodenstock glass model that went for beaucoup bux).

blah, blah, blah.

You're correct. I should have said that in the past, these cameras rarely sold for less than $50.

I forgot that prices for certain models seem to rise and fall. Apparently, it's in a period when prices are lower. For a while, you couldn't get a IIa for less than $75.

I suspect that prices for cameras will remain low until the economy settles a bit. Probably a buyers' market for the next year or so.

Some of those were very nice. Some were crap. But they all were around $50 and often less. I'm surprised.