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05-08-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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July 1964: Spotmatic. July 2014: ???

How to celebrate the 50 years since the Spotmatic was introduced?

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Guts of the K-01 inside a down-sized silver plastic representation of a spotmatic, with EVF in the prism space.

Kidding, I hope Pentax does something good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zantaphia Quote
How to celebrate the 50 years since the Spotmatic was introduced?
Yeah one of the important dates in Pentax history. Also next year (June 1975) is 40 years since the release of the K-Mount & K Series.

Maybe a photo contest or album, featuring pictures taken with a Spotmatic.

Phil.
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Pentax has an excellent idea to celebrate 50 years of Spotmatic. In Roman numerals that it is: L.
Remember that letter. Stay tuned.

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Pentax has an excellent idea to celebrate 50 years of Spotmatic. In Roman numerals that it is: L.
Remember that letter. Stay tuned.
Wishful thinking?
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L... L....

Lull in market.
Lower your expectations
Lost / Loosing / Lagging behind.

Yeah suppose it fits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Pentax has an excellent idea to celebrate 50 years of Spotmatic. In Roman numerals that it is: L.
Remember that letter. Stay tuned.
You tease! I'm not touching that dial.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Pentax has an excellent idea to celebrate 50 years of Spotmatic. In Roman numerals that it is: L.
Remember that letter. Stay tuned.
oooh, nice one, i like surprises

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QuoteOriginally posted by tromboads Quote
L... L....

Lull in market.
Lower your expectations
Lost / Loosing / Lagging behind.

Yeah suppose it fits.
How about...Loyal...Lasting...Legendary...Limited Edition...Longevity...Logical...Less Expensive...Lighter Weight...
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Well, those were another days. I can not compare them with today's. Films, chemicals, enlargers, the dark room deep in the night ...

Now. Now we dream for a FF. Then I dreamed for a Spotmatic.
Hm ...
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It does exist and was designed around exactly the same idea (Spotmatic and 50 years anniversary) and based on the K10D but it was never marketed.

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It does exist and was designed around exactly the same idea (Spotmatic and 50 years anniversary) and based on the K10D but it was never marketed.
Wow! It looks great!
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QuoteOriginally posted by odyseuss Quote
Wishful thinking?
Too many "coincidental" reports about the letter L being used in some future products based around the K-mount. That may suggest a model / line of camera / cameras with slightly different form that current K-models and / or with a different sensor size.
The trouble with such reports is when one hears them from different sources, they tend to appear as descriptions of two different things. Yet in real life, it could be one and same.
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"L" for large-sensor maybe?
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I really hope it is L for Long eXposure calculation off the sensor, like the LX. Among other things of course....
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