This very useable, highly collectable camera is in EX+/MINT- condition.
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I have owned this camera for several years and have put just enough film through it to keep it from getting gummy. I’m more of a rangefinder kind of guy so it sees around a half dozen rolls a year. I have been mindful to keep it in the best condition, however and I’d think you’d have a hard time finding one in better condition. It is brilliant as either a collector or user camera.
The following is from Alpa’s website on the 9d:
“In 1964 ALPA achieved a technical masterstroke: The 9d is one of the earliest cameras with a TTL (through-the-lens) exposure meter. There is some controversy as regards the camera that was the very first with this technical advance. Ihagee Dresden/Exakta can point to patents dating back to 1939 while Pentax and Topcon held presentations in 1960 and 1962, respectively. There is also the distinction between market introduction in Europe and the USA. In any case: ALPA was there among the first…
Only 170 were made, 154 silver and 16 black. Out of the silver ones 6 each were in 17×22.5mm and in 18×24mm format. Other variants were made to special order.” http://www.alpareflex.com/Cameras/9d.htm