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11-09-2010, 03:57 AM - 7 Likes   #1
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Asahi Pentax Lens and Accessory catalog, 1976/77

I have this interesting Pentax lens & accessory catalog from the transitional period between the K and the M, which puts it in 1976/77. Here are some pages, I have 6 more to post...in the next couple of days










































Very large sizes are available if you click through to flickr

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Nice; thanks for sharing
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Extremely cool. More rep points for you!

I think these images should find their way to the lens database section as a permanent resource!
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Wow. I was just looking at some of my print copies of various Pentax catalogs this morning and thinking that Nesster would scan them and post them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by germar Quote
Extremely cool. More rep points for you!

I think these images should find their way to the lens database section as a permanent resource!
+1 to this
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thanks for the interest. I like the ones that are half-this, half-that, such as the big ad Pentax took out to introduce the K cameras, where they were cheek to jowl with the last Spotmatics

Myself, I'm too cheap to own any of the lenses in this catalog, save the M 50/1.7 that came with a KX.
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I have that catalogue....and a few others...they are good reading.
If you look at these images, you'll see displayed on the 9th double page displayed, a very unusual image.....displayed are the 85/210 zoom in both 3.5 & 4.5 versions, but to the best of my knowledge, no-one has ever seen a 3.5 version "in the flesh".
Cheers, Pickles.
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Yes thanks for posting Nesster!

Some trivia for you, the first two pictures were taken in Vancouver, Canada.
(Fish-eye picture is Gastown and the bridge is the Lions Gate)

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This is why I love to post these - there's something new to learn all the time!


Here's the rest of the lens related pages (in addition there are the focus screens, joy bags, spot meters and the like...)





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Another blast from the past from Nesster.

Thanks for posting these. I still have some of these wonderful old promotional items around. Too bad Pentax doesn't provide them any longer. The times they are a changin.

Tom G

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Great!

Could you post by any chance the front and back cover of this brochure? That would be very enlightening!

Thanks in advance,

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A microscope adapter could be fun.
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I have created a PDF of the images.
See attachment.
Hope, this is helpful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
A microscope adapter could be fun.
Yes and no. I bought a microscope adapter hoping to use it, but I'm having trouble finding a microscope with one 25mm tube. Most of the ones I see have the two viewing tubes. Itís looking like it may be just a paper weight!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Yes and no. I bought a microscope adapter hoping to use it, but I'm having trouble finding a microscope with one 25mm tube. Most of the ones I see have the two viewing tubes. Itís looking like it may be just a paper weight!

Phil.
Good to know. I was tempted to search for the adapter. Thanks for the info, and good luck on your hunt to find a microscope.
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