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07-31-2015, 05:35 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Alas no 30 mm in the price list, the 35 mm f2 went for $269.5 tough.
Might have been discontinued by then I guess......thanks for looking!

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Might have been discontinued by then I guess......thanks for looking!
I think it was introduced later, in 1977 or something like this.

There is no Takumar 30mm AFAIK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Anyway obliging Gofour's request:

K 28 f2.0 = $429.5
K28 tilt and shift = $675 (much more expensive that the f2.0 lens)
K50 f1.2 = $287.5
K85 f1.8 = $264.5 (same price as the SMC Takumar lens)
Thanks very much!

These are the prices of the same lenses in 23/01/78:

K28/2 - $471.00
K28/3.5 Shift - $740.50
K50/1.2 - $287.50
K85/1.8 - No longer available

The price of the K28/2 always surprised me, almost two hundred more than the K50/1.2. Pretty costly back then!

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I'd be interested in the price of a K30/2.8 (guess...$175).


The K30/2.8 cost $224.30

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My Spottie F with 50/1.4 was a ton of money for me at the time. I was a college student with a library job and financial aid. I was very happy to get it!

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My Spottie F with 50/1.4 was a ton of money for me at the time. I was a college student with a library job and financial aid. I was very happy to get it!
I bet you were, among the "consumer's grade" SLRs of the 70s the Spotmatic is my favourite, I consider it as important as the Nikon F historically speaking and it's a joy to use.

I post here the scans of the price list, I hope you guys will appreciate it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I post here the scans of the price list, I hope you guys will appreciate it.
Yes we do, good work!

Phil.

PS I wish I could go back in time to 1976 and visit my local Pentax retailer, armed with my Amex card!
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I wasn't even born in 1976, but I understand it was a more civilised era, without cell phone and stupid selfie sticks and with a lot of cool cameras.
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But with disco music and lousy cars that rusted in two years. Other than that, I liked the decade, notwithstanding Vietnam. My first camera was a Asahi SV. Still have it as a relic.

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Thanks Phil....

1976 brings a tear to my eye..... I had hair back then.....
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I post here the scans of the price list, I hope you guys will appreciate it.
Thanks!

I had to look up the intriguing item "5150 Fiesta Camera Strap", and found this:

Vintage Honeywell Fiesta Camera Strap Retro 1970s New Old Stock Mint In Package!

My memories of the 70's consisted of the library, the park, and the pool (I was little!) and I can say I'm sorry that I missed living in a time where anyone could get the above strap for the low price of $6.95.
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I wasn't even born in 1976, but I understand it was a more civilised era, without cell phone and stupid selfie sticks and with a lot of cool cameras.
Yes and you could still shoot Kodachrome on those cameras, something else that's lost forever.

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But with disco music
Come come, Disco was fun! Nothing like slipping into your three piece suit and dancing the night away at your local Discotheque!

I remember bumping into our then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau at a Disco in Vancouver back around 1977-78. I've never seen a person so excited as the girl he was dancing with when she left the floor, "I just danced with the Prime Minster of Canada"! Priceless moment and one that would never happen these days. The one undercover RCMP officer assigned to project him, was just standing off the dance floor looking bored and semi checking out the other women in the club.

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I post here the scans of the price list, I hope you guys will appreciate it.
Yes, indeed, Cuthbert. Thank you very much.
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The one undercover RCMP officer assigned to project him, was just standing off the dance floor looking bored and semi checking out the other women in the club.
These days the watchers have watchers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
BTW, is it confirmed that the Tak 55 mm f1.8 is radioactive? Although the lens in this pics looks coated with violet and blue reflexes the last element covered by the diaphragm (I used the DOF lever to empathise the first elements) is definitely very orange.
Looking through the lens at a sheet of white paper, does it appear brownish? If so, your lens may have thoriated glass. The color of the coating reflections is not pertinent.


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Thanks!

I had to look up the intriguing item "5150 Fiesta Camera Strap", and found this:

Vintage Honeywell Fiesta Camera Strap Retro 1970s New Old Stock Mint In Package!

My memories of the 70's consisted of the library, the park, and the pool (I was little!) and I can say I'm sorry that I missed living in a time where anyone could get the above strap for the low price of $6.95.
Mmm, I have the stock leather strap but I must confess this "fiesta" looks inviting, not for the Spottie that is a light camera but for other heavyweights (today I finished the test roll of the Nikkormat and that's an hefty camera) I have.

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Yes and you could still shoot Kodachrome on those cameras, something else that's lost forever.
..and all these moments frozen in Kodakchrome will be lost, in time, like tears in the rain.

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Looking through the lens at a sheet of white paper, does it appear brownish? If so, your lens may have thoriated glass. The color of the coating reflections is not pertinent.
Steve


http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses

But...if it's not radioactive where do I get my superpowers to become a superphotographer like Peter Parker?



Do I need to upgrade to the 50mm f1.4?

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