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05-27-2013, 04:59 AM - 2 Likes   #1

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Asahi Pentax Spotmatic advertisements - 1966

Someone posted this on Facebook Vintage Camera group - nice one...

05-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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Great video! Love the 60's!
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Those are fantastic...thanks for sharing. Interestingly, I just bought that first camera+lens combo last week off of the local classifieds.
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FANTASTIC! Thank you

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I still think this is the best camera commercial ever, totaly mind bending:
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And its reached iconic status on this month's Portabello market T-shirts. (I guess that's a Spotmatic!)

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Oh yes...the Pentax girl!
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Oh, I so kept this, lol. Except for the fact that she's Japanese and it was around the time I was born, and my own similar grand adventures were 25 years later, this could have been ME in my dangerous youth, red pigtails, guitar, mini, and all! This made me laugh so hard! I really wish I'd had my Spottie when I was running around all over the place up and down the East Coast in the late 80's. The pics I'd have today if I had...

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Thanks for the videos ... great stuff ...TFS, J
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Back then, Pentax outsold Nikon and Canon COMBINED!
05-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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haha great videos. awesome camera, still use and adore mine today!
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The Spotmatic was my first SLR. I bought it used in 1979 and loved it.
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Very cool. They should bring back a new chick, I think it would work as well today with pretty much the same theme.
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Wow, what a great commercial. I'm huge fan of old ads. I was thinking about exhibition of photos from old commercials. These photos will look really good on some exhibition systems- systemy wystawiennicze

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