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05-05-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Pentax SLR/DSLR History 1952-2008

Hello everyone,
Im not sure if you already saw this image.Just wanted to share it with you.


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I'll take one of each!

Thanks for finding and sharing that
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Thanks Fragla, that's a lot of cameras. I wonder how it compares to Canon and Nikon's lineup.
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I think they're mostly the same.

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Canon actually has a few more...

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05-05-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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interesting post, i'm surprised at how fast the Spotmatic -> K -> M transition was made
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
Canon actually has a few more...

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Canon and Nikon both got their start by making Rangefinders by trying to emulate Leica and Zeiss Ikon. Note how Ikon is similar to Nikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fragla Quote
Hello everyone,
Im not sure if you already saw this image.Just wanted to share it with you.
How do you get a poster ?

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It's fun to see the 110 in there, like a fruit fly on a wasp-infested wall.
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Looks like a downsized spotmatic!
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How do you get a poster ?
Since the picture is of considerable size already, you could just print it out yourself. The right thing to do is to contact AOHC and pay them to mail a poster to you.
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Being somewhat of a snit, I must state that the first four lenses in the top row are not Pentaxes, they are Asahiflexes. The first Pentax manufactured was the 1957 version, the first shown with a prism on top. Pentax was derived from "Pentaprism + Asahiflex". My first Pentax was this exact model from the first series. The next camera with a prism finder differed from my original only in the shutter speed sequence which was changed to the present 1/30, 1/60, 1/125 etc. The original was 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500. The dial on the front is the low speed dial, and included a setting that I would really like to have again: T. Push shutter release once to open, stays open until pressed again. The top dial had B. 1 sec through 1/25 and T on the front. 1/25 was orange, and was the setting used to "transfer" funciton to the top dial, which also had a 1/25 setting to "transfer" it back along with B, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and 1/500. I cannot remember what happened if neither was on 1/25. Probably nothing.
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Nice find!

thanx for sharing it!
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Here's a few additional links:
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
It's fun to see the 110 in there, like a fruit fly on a wasp-infested wall.
I like putting mine next to the 6x7 and K2 and K200d.

Edit: I wonder if MikeCash has been to the museum?
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