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07-03-2019, 12:15 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Vintage TV Commercial!

I'm guessing this came out sometime in the '70s(?)

Found this on YouTube recently and thought it would have some appreciation here.
Just for curiousity, can anyone here translate the Japanese symbols or anything else being said besides "PENTAX, PENTAX, PENTAX.." ?


Hope you enjoy!


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07-03-2019, 01:25 PM - 1 Like   #2
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New *to me* ...
Can you please modify your thread title to make it clear it's not really a new commercial?
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The Spotmatic girl will always be first in my heart...

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That's one hell of a clickbait title

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Yep, definitely a click bait title if ever there were. Surely "Vintage Pentax TV Commercial" would draw in the views on this forum. Oh well, fun to watch
but alas I can't help but feel a little disappointed now....
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Sorry, misjudge how crotchety some online people can be...
Changed title...

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The Spotmatic girl will always be first in my heart...
This is awesome! Never seen these before - will be going down that Youtube rabbit hole now!
Thanks for sharing
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Sorry, misjudge how crotchety some online people can be...
Crotchety? 3 of 4 people who replied said your title was clickbait. If you don't like complaints, don't write misleading things.
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Well, I loved the commercials

Guess I saw this thread after the title got changed, but sheesh, some folks are sure sensitive...

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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Sorry, misjudge how crotchety some online people can be...
That is one way to look at it. :/

Another way is to see the internet as a potential font of valuable information, continually brought down by poorly chosen subject titles, keywords
and search strings, either chosen poorly or intently to deceive. Considering the sheer volume of information out there, accurate and specific
queues to direct the correct audience to the correct content is paramount. And that does include parody, though that does get a little trickier.

If it was your intent to deceive for a bit of personal fun, then mission accomplished. And yet, you're surprised by the response?

Crotchety and damned proud of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
I'm guessing this came out sometime in the '70s(?)

Found this on YouTube recently and thought it would have some appreciation here.
Just for curiousity, can anyone here translate the Japanese symbols or anything else being said besides "PENTAX, PENTAX, PENTAX.." ?

Vintage Pentax Commercial - YouTube

Hope you enjoy!
Thank you FozzFoster for a great insight into yesteryear. And thank you for your obviously genuine post.
07-04-2019, 12:09 AM - 1 Like   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Found this on YouTube recently and thought it would have some appreciation here.
Must be what convinced me to be a Pentaxian, though I can't remember seeing it and can't see how I could have - but it's just convinced me all over again

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The Spotmatic girl will always be first in my heart...
I can't help feeling the world has lost something since those days - including that photography is an innocent pleasure - and fun!!
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Do you notice that the little character on the Pentax girl's dress is the same one in the animated video?
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Some strange marketing concepts in those commercials, but they were selling a lot of cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
I'm guessing this came out sometime in the '70s(?)

Found this on YouTube recently and thought it would have some appreciation here.
Just for curiousity, can anyone here translate the Japanese symbols or anything else being said besides "PENTAX, PENTAX, PENTAX.." ?

Hope you enjoy!
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The Spotmatic girl will always be first in my heart...
Thanks for sharing these ads, FozzFoster and boriscleto! Makes me wonder how many other cool photographic ads I haven't seen. (Camera ads took a turn for the worse when Canon chose Andre Agassi for their poster-boy. . . .)
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QuoteOriginally posted by grey goat Quote
(Camera ads took a turn for the worse when Canon chose Andre Agassi for their poster-boy. . . .)
I'm almost ashamed to say I own a Rebel...but it's a Rebel 2000, way after the "Image is everything" campaign...And I only own it because it was in a lot I bought this year...
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