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10-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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My first real 35mm camera was a Honeywell H1a Pentax. I got it when I was an undergraduate. I later sold it back to the guy who sold it to me and acquired a Pentax Spotmatic with the 50mm f/1.4 lens. What a sweetie that set up was. I imported the camera from Japan myself and paid about $130 bucks including customs. Because of the Honeywell agreement with Asahi, the Pentax name had to be obliterated on both the body and the lens. The lens still had black paint on the outer rim of the front of the lens when I finally sold it in the early 2000's. I'll see if I can find some of those first photos and post them. I used that camera and lens until the early 1980's when I bought one of the first Pentax point and shoots. Autofocus and auto-advance. Wow!

When it came time to get a digital SLR I ended up with a Canon XT. That was because the camera offered 8mp when the other manufacturers were only offering 6mp;. I've stayed with Canon cameras because of my lens lineup. I do use Pentax M42 and K-mount lenses on my Panasonic G3. I continually dream about having a Pentax dslr in addition to my Canon, but then I think about all the flat spots my wife would put on my head.

I enjoy reading all the lens reviews.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BauerPowerPhoto Quote
I think about all the flat spots my wife would put on my head
Welcome to the forum, perhaps a tin hat would be a better purchase before your Pentax DSLR.
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Welcome to the forum from another old timer! Looking forward to seeing more of your images.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, BauerPowerPhoto ... Hope to see some more images soon. Salut, J


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