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04-04-2014, 12:46 AM   #1
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I bought an Asahi Pentax H1a in '68.. Loved it until it got burgled in '79. Gee, if you'd asked me I'd have said I had it more than eleven years. Years must have been longer back then.

Anyway, it came with a 55mm f/1.8 (f/2?) Takumar and I successfully fell in lust with a 135 mm f/2.5 Takumar that you could swim in. Started with a Weston Master meter and ended up with a Gossen Luna Pro. And I had a big Honeywell potato masher flash that would cook hot dogs at ten feet.

I got a little Olympus XA2 and took a bunch of photos, then decided I wanted to get back to SLRs. So I got a Pentax ME Super and liked it; except that I wear glasses and light kept sneaking into the viewfinder and messing up my exposures. So I gave it away and ended up with a couple Olympus OM 4 bodies that did off-the-film metering and a bunch of other fancy stuff (and I loved them, I have to say). Years later I ended up divvying up my stuff into two complete outfits outfits for a couple of relatives. I kept the XA2.

Years after that I got a Canon A40/A70/A80/A95 (with larger sensor)/350D/60D. And here we are.

I still technically own H1a s/n 1530747.


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