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05-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #1
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Asahi-Pentax 1958



large size available by clicking on image & following flikcr instructions.

I'll be scanning the article soon - this issue of Modern had two huge new cameras - the Asahi Pentax and the new Hasselblad



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Great, thanks! But I'm missing the tagline of that advert. It was:

"Hey Dad... I never saw a camera do that before!" (referring to the quick-return mirror). Maybe this was a different advert, but Danilo Cecchi's book about Pentax shows the version with the tagline).
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Yes, I remember that one... I don't know why this one doesn't have the whole thing, unless it is the first in a planned series --- Anyhow, the camera 'review' itself is interesting in this issue.
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These are great! Enjoyed looking through your Flickr stream at the ads and brochures. I remember the days of the Adorama and B&H mail order ads in the back of Popular Photography. Thanks for sharing.
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Great reading, thanks!
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$195 was a lot of money in 1958 - several weeks pay for most working people.
At close to $500 the Hasselblad was a camera for the rich or professional only.

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It's cool to see the ad...thanks! Too bad they don't still make them like that. I'm a little puzzled with the kids pic in the ad....it looks like he got into dad's liquor cabinet or something.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by smc Quote
It's cool to see the ad...thanks! Too bad they don't still make them like that. I'm a little puzzled with the kids pic in the ad....it looks like he got into dad's liquor cabinet or something.....
Maybe even worse, he might be smoking the evil "weed"!!
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Thanks for posting this! I really must get a clean copy of this magazine somewhere.

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I can't make it out for sure in the scans, but it looks like one of those AP's has the 55mm Tak and the one on the second page has the 58mm.
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THANK YOU! I loves these. I always look forward to more from you nesster. always appreciated.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I can't make it out for sure in the scans, but it looks like one of those AP's has the 55mm Tak and the one on the second page has the 58mm.
In the review it is the 55mm, serial number 100010
I can't quite make out what's on the black AP, though it is a f/2 - a single digit f number
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Jussi, these are great! Thanks for sharing. You have done a nice clean job with the scanning too.
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Thanks, I enjoy finding these and sharing them.

Just a reminder - click through to the flickr page and you can get to a 150dpi size scan
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