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03-22-2018, 01:59 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Yep...but good point that it's under "Photographic Industry and Professionals".
Sure I am a "Pro"...not sure why I made the thread here?

So long ago.

I love to take out my EI-3000 now and then to show Pentaxians.
It's a rare treat to hold one.

OK, I've moved the thread. If you can think of a better place, let me know!

03-23-2018, 03:03 PM   #47
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Yeah, I have this vision of Ricoh employees dumping 50 years of historical archives in the trash. Sad really, that stuff should be in a museum.

I think I worded my comment a little loosely, I meant the El-3000 is a pink unicorn. Maybe with gold spangles and a blue tail. 200mm macro is rare but at least it is seen once in awhile.
Pentax DID have a museum, in Tokyo, I think. They closed it down a few years ago.

I don't know what happened to the collection. Perhaps, now we know.

I do know that the museum had the AP-50 one-off that they built in 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Asahi Pentax SLR. It was a bone-stock K10d, with a silver top, that had no built-in flash and was styled like the pentaprism housing on tradition Pentax film slrs.
03-24-2018, 05:48 PM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by noblepa Quote
Pentax DID have a museum, in Tokyo, I think. They closed it down a few years ago.
Yea, the Museum and it's succesor even have own threads:
Pentax Museum closed - what happened to the exhibits? -
Pentax camera museum to close -

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