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06-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #16
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nice bit of gear (wish mine was in that good shape - or at least it was black) would love to have the lens as well
Wonder what happened to the other three the rest of the group had? Maybe Macca and Ringo are still using theirs (doubt that though lol)

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this is pretty funny actually nice drum riser (Beatax)

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I love that drum riser!! Maybe a way of advertising Pentax in crazy sort of way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevbike Quote
I love that drum riser!! Maybe a way of advertising Pentax in crazy sort of way.
combined with probably the 4 most famous young men in the world at the time all using Pentax cameras in a movie yep.
been a long time since Pentax was that creative in their advertising

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Wow that is funny!
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There's a picture out there somewhere of John and Yoko using a Pentax in Central Park. It was in some book I read about them years ago. He's walking around with Yoko and a couple of their black cats and they're taking turns taking pics it looks like. It wasn't this one though. Looked more like a Spottie or maybe a K1000. It was a zebra not all black so he must have had more than one Pentax.
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We now have an answer to the question of "Why do you shoot Pentax instead of [insert other brand here]?"

"Well, any camera that was good enough for John Lennon (or insert your favorite Beatle), is good enough for me."
06-15-2011, 07:26 PM   #23
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Fun responses

Nice to see these comments. I especially like the Beatax video. It would be pretty remarkable if Pentax could incorporate some of the old Beatles videos and images into a new ad series. I bet the Beatles could still help sell a few cameras....likely more than Ashton.....

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It was a lot more effective than this strategy.


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Somehow I saw the word Beatax, and totally failed to see that it's not just a drum riser, it's a drum riser camera.



My question as to if it was really a Pentax advert or just one of the silly thing the Beatles did is answered! Very nice.
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We always should always be greatfull to Pentax for inventing the pentaprism and for their fantastic 50mm and 85mm lenses...the perfect people lenses! Pentax K1 reminds me of the great Pentax 6x7.
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Pentax did not invent the Pentaprism. Fitting a pentaprism over a reflex camera was done by Geman's Zeiss Ikon : Contax S (1949) and the Italian made Rectaflex (1948). Contax S was a M42 lens mount reflex, just as Asahi Pentax, but predates it by eight years.
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may I suggest that folks who are interested look at this thread

Guess who is using a Pentax..... - Page 2 - PentaxForums.com

I saw the thread today
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QuoteOriginally posted by Praktica*ist Quote
Pentax did not invent the Pentaprism. Fitting a pentaprism over a reflex camera was done by Geman's Zeiss Ikon : Contax S (1949) and the Italian made Rectaflex (1948). Contax S was a M42 lens mount reflex, just as Asahi Pentax, but predates it by eight years.
Thanks for the correction! This was told to me by a photography teacher years ago and is obviously not true, after further investigation. Sounded true mostly because I was told that Penta came from the Pentax name.
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