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12-03-2015, 03:07 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Fake Pentax?

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Found this on ebay

Pentax Mit Pentax Motor | eBay

Is it a real pentax?

12-03-2015, 03:18 PM   #2
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Not real, but I'm not sure what it is. Pentax logo looks like a sticker.

Notice how there are only 4 screws on the lens mount. Pentax cameras typically have 6.

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12-03-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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It's definitely not an actual Pentax. My guess, based on the motor drive and the m42 mount, is that it's a Chinon that someone's relabelled.

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I was thinking Chinon too. If you're going to obviously fake why not go the whole hog with 'Hasselblad' or 'i-phone'

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The most ostentatious fake I ever saw was in China, a Mazda MX-5/Miata with the original maker's emblem removed and replaced with BMW insignia in the appropriate places. I still don't know whether this was the current or the previous owner's attempt to pimp his ride, but I hope against hope that nobody would be foolish enough to fall for such a scam.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Johndav Quote
I was thinking Chinon too. If you're going to obviously fake why not go the whole hog with 'Hasselblad' or 'i-phone'
Haha. A "Hassel-bad" or an "iPhoney"
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It is a genuine Pentax. The sticker cannot be lying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
It's definitely not an actual Pentax. My guess, based on the motor drive and the m42 mount, is that it's a Chinon that someone's relabelled.
I too vote Chinon. That looks to be a CE-3 with attached power winder (PW-13).


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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
The most ostentatious fake I ever saw was in China, a Mazda MX-5/Miata with the original maker's emblem removed and replaced with BMW insignia in the appropriate places.
Or you could take an older Mercedes, and put a Chrysler emblem on it.

Oh, that's a real product! :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I too vote Chinon. That looks to be a CE-3 with attached power winder (PW-13).


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With a starting bid of 20 euros, who cares? Yes, it looks suspiciously like a Chinon, but I've known collections where the counterfeits are more rare, valued, and sought after than the real deal.
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Howzabowt This One ?

QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Hi
Found this on ebay

Pentax Mit Pentax Motor | eBay

Is it a real pentax?
No, but it's not as obvious as this "possible" fake -










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I've added that Penmax to my Christmas list.
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Chinon AM-3
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Looks like the FF DSLR "universal screw" edition with adjustable grip!
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