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10-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Pentax Systems Handbook available?

Is there such a book for Pentax? I have the Nikon Systems Handbook and it covers just about everything Nikon has made from 1959 to the time the book was printed. It would be so nice to learn all the products Pentax has offered throughout the years.

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The best one that I have seen that covers the history of all Pentax formats is the "PENTAX HISTORY". Published in 2002 in Japanese with some English.

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Just about all lenses and cameras that Pentax have every made, save point-and-shoots, are found in our lens and camera databases!

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The classic is Herbert Keppler's "The Asahi Pentax Way" (aka "The Honeywell Pentax Way"). I believe that the last edition was published in the late 1970s.


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I don't know about print, I only have a catalog of their current lineup (well, was current back then, before K-30), but this forum is a great resource. There are also a couple other websites:
Welcome to Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax K-Mount Page
PENTAX MANUALS
Even wikipedia is a good resource.
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The Asahi Pentax Screw Mount Guide 1952-1977 by Gerjan van Oosten 1999

obviously only part of the story but for some the most engrossing...
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