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12-21-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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Old Pentax Brochures and Ads

Hi, I'd just like to add if you guys know where I could copy old Pentax film camera brochures and ads. I tried searching the term brochure in these forums, but came up with only a few threads.

For nostalgia nuts like me, maybe we can pool together links to old brochures and ads? Here's a good site I've found: www.mcfaddenphoto.com.

I hope you guys can chip in with your own links and scans.

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Hi,

Actually I have two of them, both in very good shape:

1) Pentax 35mm SLR lenses (I wanted the ones with the FA* series in it)

The first brochure also has a chart listing the lens type, it's full name, lens construction, FOV, MFD, Max. Magnification, Max. Diameter and Length, weight (metric/imperial), and filter size.

2) Pentax Cameras:
  • SLR
  • Compact
  • Medium Format

On the second brochure, it shows Steve Irwin (aka "Crocodile Hunter") holding a compact while handing from a tree branch, as one of the 3 crs is pulling at his sock...
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QuoteOriginally posted by vinzer Quote
Hi, I'd just like to add if you guys know where I could copy old Pentax film camera brochures and ads. I tried searching the term brochure in these forums, but came up with only a few threads.

For nostalgia nuts like me, maybe we can pool together links to old brochures and ads? Here's a good site I've found: www.mcfaddenphoto.com.

I hope you guys can chip in with your own links and scans.
Pentax Brochures and ads are frequently available on ebay if you want the real deal.

http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=pentax+%2B(ad%2C+brochure%2C+catalog)&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=pentax+%2B(ad%2C+advertisement)&_osacat=0

There's a "Crocodile Hunter" 1999 ad in there today, but not the one Marc has.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
On the second brochure, it shows Steve Irwin (aka "Crocodile Hunter") holding a compact while handing from a tree branch, as one of the 3 crs is pulling at his sock...
Oh god, no.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Oh god, no.
Oops - did I offend?

The brochure at the back even includes the notable moments in Pentax history, up to the inclusion of the MZ-S in 2001. I am guessing the brochure was printed in 2001/2002, since it's also got the 654N II unit showcased? I know the 645N was released in 1997, IIRC, but not the 3rd generation for the MF camera.
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Hi, thanks for the replies, guys. I'm not looking to buy old brochures, just collect scans of them (JPGs, PDFs, etc.). I just enjoy reading those and feeling nostalgia. I might be tempted to buy those someday, but not in the short term. I haven't even gotten a lot of focal lengths covered yet.

Marc, any chance you have scans of those brochures you have? Yours sounds interesting.
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Vinzer,
I'm spending Christmas in my ancestral home and after rummaging through old stuff, I found a few vintage LIFE and photography magazines from the 1968-1970. Lots of ads for the Spotmatic, K-series stuff, plus Minolta, Olympus, etc. I'll bring them back to Manila, scan, and post them here.
Cheers!
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Vinzer,
I'm spending Christmas in my ancestral home and after rummaging through old stuff, I found a few vintage LIFE and photography magazines from the 1968-1970. Lots of ads for the Spotmatic, K-series stuff, plus Minolta, Olympus, etc. I'll bring them back to Manila, scan, and post them here.
Cheers!
id love to see those!

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There is some stuff here.

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