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07-19-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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"genuine Takumar lenses for the Honeywell Pentax are an investment in fine photography that's hard to beat!"

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Understatement of the century!!!

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"genuine Takumar lenses for the Honeywell Pentax are an investment in fine photography that's hard to beat!"

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Nice reading the old ads. I guess these prices equate to the K5 in 2011 dollars. Considering the advanced technology in modern DSLR's, the current prices would be a bargain compared to the Spotmatic. Also the fact that with a DSLR you don't have to pay for film or processing and get instant picture results.

I still like using my K1000. It is a lot more work with manual focusing, exposure, film loading, etc. Last week I took a boat ride in NYC and was juggling all the manual features while trying to take a photo as the boat was moving up and down. It was a challenge. Surprisingly, all the pictures came out nice except one that blurred. I guess the old school cameras still have some life left in them. BTW, I'm not anti DSLR, but I'm saving up for a K5 or it's replacement. This way I can use the lenses with it.

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Great stuff! Thanks for the blast from the past.
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Interesting. By 1967 the H3v and H1a were no longer in production.
Honeywell must have still had plenty left in the warehouse though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by njpentax Quote
Nice reading the old ads. I guess these prices equate to the K5 in 2011 dollars. Considering the advanced technology in modern DSLR's, the current prices would be a bargain compared to the Spotmatic. Also the fact that with a DSLR you don't have to pay for film or processing and get instant picture results.
$289.50 in 1967 dollars is $1890.00 in 2010 dollars. A K-r in 1967 dollars would be about $80.
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Remember, these weren't necessarily street prices... but still.

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I bought a new H1a as my first "good" camera in college a few years before that. Later moved through Canon (FT) to Leica, but a couple years ago got another H1a and had Eric refresh it. I'm amazed how good it is to use it again, and with the 55 f2 I've gotten results as good or better than any of my more modern cameras. Perhaps because I either judge lighting once for the setting (or use a hand-held Sekonic once for the area), and then just shoot without overthinking exposure and settings for each shot.
BTW, back then street prices were often MRSP! My H1a was indeed $149.50 - but got a "deal" supposedly on a 135 with it.
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Always enjoy looking at these old adds Nesster.

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My first Pentax was the H2. I needed a good camera to shoot for the Notre Dame yearbook.
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