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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-26-2020, 07:42 AM  
Hi from Reunion Island
Posted By squarenegs
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Welcome from up here in Canada!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2019, 08:44 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By squarenegs
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Looks like another great Pentax DSLR. However, I really want a digital Spotmatic or K1000 in the spirit of Leica's digital M cameras. Yes delusional, but
are there not others amongst us having the same retro dream ? 💭 📷
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 07-13-2019, 03:15 PM  
Behind the film - Inside the Ilford factory
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 10
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They were Ilford cassettes because you couldn't open the Kodak ones without destroying them. HP400 was a worthy Ilford substitute for Tri-X
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-26-2014, 11:08 AM  
Topcon SLR
Posted By squarenegs
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I bought my first TOPCON, the second tier RE2, in 1969 when I was in art school. A couple of years later, it was stolen and I replaced it another RE2, this time with the f1.4 58mm About 1974, I purchased a Super D like yours. Don't sell it! You have one of the finest Japanese 35mm SLRs ever made and a piece of photographic history.

TOPCON was the first SLR to have TTL metering and, unlike later Pentax and Nikon metering systems, it was full aperture and read illumination from the mirror. Thus, the finder image did not dim as the camera was stopped down and, as the ad below shows, you always had a meter, no matter what finder was attached.

Though the RE2 is a lower line model, it has certain advantages over the Super D While it lacks a mirror lock-up and removable prism, it has a Copal, vertically traveling shutter that is quieter and smoother than the Super D's horizontal cloth one as well as providing a higher flash sync. speed of 1/125th sec.
What a find. You are a lucky guy!!! :)
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