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09-17-2010, 06:35 AM   #1
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When we was fab (1965)

Some of the greatest hits of 1965...
The Beatles: Ticket to Ride, 8 days a week, Help, Yesterday...
The Supremes: Come see about me, Stop! in the name of love, Back in my arms again...
Downtown, You've lost that lovin' feeling, Mrs brown you got a lovely daughter, Help me rhonda, (I can't get no) satisfaction, I got you babe... and many more

...the miniskirt/Mary Quant... The Sound of Music won the academy award over Doctor Zhivago... Thunderball... For a Few Dollars More...

... and then there was the Spotmatic:

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Its 1965 purchasing power of $289.50 converts to $1,970.00 in 2009.

In 1963, I bought a new Asahi Pentax SVa with 55/1.8 and 35/3.5 delivered from Japan, including duty, for $85.00 ($578.00 in 2009 terms). Still works great.

Source: Measuring Worth - Purchasing Power of US Dollar

K-5, anyone?

09-17-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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I saved up for a year to buy my first SLR in 72. It was around $300. I was making good money, a little over $3 an hour. Our first daughter was born that year. I had no insurance. The total bill for the Dr. and hospital was $750.
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I had one of those folding cameras that took the odd size film...dam i can't remeber what size...that camera is around somewhere ...i dumped it in favour of Polaroid the analog digital

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Cool article Nesster. Neat to read a little piece of Pentax history.
Thanks for posting it.

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