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11-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Can you tell me?

I'm looking at an item and want to know that the "P" stands for.

Pentax 67 6x7 SMC P SOFT 120mm 3.5 F3.5

Can anybody explain what it stands for?

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Steve

11-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by spb854 Quote
I'm looking at an item and want to know that the "P" stands for.

Pentax 67 6x7 SMC P SOFT 120mm 3.5 F3.5

Can anybody explain what it stands for?

Thanks,
Steve
P is shorthand for Pentax

Instead of writing

SMC Pentax or SMC Pentax-M, SMC P is used. Problem is that often you see

Pentax SMC P .... which is redundant.

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Welcome to Pentax Forums Steve,

Just in case you don't know this lens Will Not work with a 35mm or digital SLR (K100D or K10D type thing) without a relatively expensive adapter.
I believe that the adapters are $200.00 in the Pentax On-Line store

It's for a 6x7 camera, which is called Medium Format.
You also don't want to buy a 645 lens for the cameras I've mentioned above.

Medium Format cameras are generally considered as professional cameras, so the lenses are usually very good quality.

There are some things to watch out for when buying used lenses.
If your not sure that they are please let us know on this thread.
Even a lens that looks perfect on the outside might be junk.

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Yes, if you're not 100% sure, then please post a link and ask before you place a bid on anything. The odds that you'll bid on a 645 or a 67 lens are low, but if you get one by mistake you'll just end up with a lens you can't use. You can always count on at least one person here following the link and confirming things for you.
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