Gary Turner , Jan 18, 2005; 01:00 p.m.
I have purchased a few Petri 35mm SLR cameras via eBay during the last year and have found that most models generally sell in the $25 to $50 range depending on function and cosmetics. Accessories help boost price a bit. They are generally undervalued and underappreciated due in part to the brand's less than stellar reputation for shutter reliability and the fact that many find most models either cost ineffective or just very hard to repair. Unique design and interesting company history combined with low selling price makes them fairly popular. Decent quality of finish overall. Nice heafty feel. Lenses are also a bit fussy to fix. I find the Petri Flex 7 and FA-1 models to be particulary nice and relatively more valuable cameras when working. One of my other favorites is the very common Petri FT. I believe your V series model is a later Penta based model from the 1960's sharing the earlier type body style. Potentially it too can be a pleasant and very well finished camera but don't expect much if and when you sell it. I hope others will elaborate on their points of view. I find Petri cameras to be interesting regardless of the negatives!