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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 16 Hours Ago  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
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Really nice !
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
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Really cool scans, thank you! I am thinking about buying a Sears catalog.

Think you're right, it looks like a Tower 24.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Hi
I found this on ebay. Look at the first picture, it looks like it is of a diffferent camera, notice that the slow speed dial seems to be missing. Or am I wrong?

Asahi Pentax Asahiflex Tower 22 | eBay[COLOR="Silver"]

---------- Post added 01-13-2018 at 05:04 PM ----------



It is a really nice item. I sure hope to come across one sometimes in the future. Great find.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-09-2018, 07:43 AM  
Spotmatic SP500 - VF Brightness Question
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Great find, hope you can get it to work with new seals and a battery.

I have an SP500 and it seems to be similar brightness to all other spotmatics of that era. Make sure that you, of course, leave the lens in AUTO-mode, and keep the switch on the left side in the down positition. Mine also seems a tad dark, it could be dirt/grit on the focusing screen, problems with the silver on the prism, corroded mirror.

Regards
Baard-Einar.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-09-2018, 04:46 AM  
Spotmatic SP500 - VF Brightness Question
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Hi,
welcome to the forum. Great that you are keen to try out these old cameras.

What lens are you using?

Baard-E
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-09-2018, 04:44 AM  
External battery for LX
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Do you want mine? send me a PM.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-08-2018, 07:34 AM  
External battery for LX
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 16
Views: 481
I have one, no idea why i bought it back then... it has never been used.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-05-2018, 01:57 AM  
Was the MX ever really a pro camera?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 40
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Hi

As far as I know, Japan was never conquered by China, but there were a lot going on the other way. Some examples are First and Second Sino-Japanese wars, and the pirate attacks from Japan during the Ming dynasty, and the invasion of Korea by Japan in 1875.

The OP wanted really know if the MX was a pro camera or not.. Maybe it was sold to the serious amateur, looking at the large number of accessories available, along with a whole new line of lenses, the smc Pentax-M. Accessories were data backs, 250-film backs, timers, flash equipment, interchangeable focusing screens, and a real motor drive (the K2DMD has a “motor”). The MX also boosts a large viewfinder area despite its small exterior measurements.

It was announced at Photokina in 1976, alongside the ME. ME being electronical and the MX being mechanical, fully manual camera. Most other camera makers were producing cameras moving toward fully automated, this was another direction.

See this ad posted by Nesster Pentax MX ad 1979 - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-29-2017, 06:53 AM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Fantastic! Love the quote on the cover of the manual: "The ASAHI flash gun, once tried, never fails to please flash-gun lovers" :)

How did you come to own this flash-gun?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-26-2017, 06:27 AM  
ME-F Question
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 8
Views: 420
A black me-f is not common and it is a collectors item for sure. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-24-2017, 05:22 PM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
That's a really nice kit. Not a lot of those around. Could you scan the manual?

Cool detail that plastic sheet.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-17-2017, 02:42 PM  
Fake M42 Takumar 58mm 2.4? Anyone have one to counter-check?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
The Tower 26 sold on Dec 11, has s/n 143366, and the one that now is active on eBay has s/n 153053.
Trying to sell a broken Tower 26, with no lens, for almost 295USD, stating it would cost 250$ to fix.. Hefty.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-15-2017, 01:46 PM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Hi

You can post in this thread and you can post in the lens review section. That would be great stuff!

---------- Post added 12-15-2017 at 09:48 PM ----------



That is on my wish list....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-14-2017, 04:03 PM  
Fake M42 Takumar 58mm 2.4? Anyone have one to counter-check?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
Prices are hard to understand... On December 11 a Tower 26 was sold with the 58/2.4. There is also another Tower 26 on eBay right now, shown with the 58/2.4. My own copy of the 58/2.4 also came on a Tower 26. It was the first standard lens for the AP, if I am not mistaken.

I don't have any facts to support which is the rarest lens of the two: 58/2 or 58/2.4. It ha been said that the 58/2 is really rare, but I have also observed a seller from Japan trying to move 5-7 copies of that lens via eBay for sometime.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-13-2017, 02:09 PM  
Fake M42 Takumar 58mm 2.4? Anyone have one to counter-check?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
Not a lot, but they can get stuck and sluggish. But it was more the observation about the price.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-13-2017, 01:46 PM  
Fake M42 Takumar 58mm 2.4? Anyone have one to counter-check?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
That serial number range is a bit late compared to what I have come across before. Interesting.

On December 2, someone payed 350$ for a Takumar 58mm f2.4 with oily blades. Maybe the buyer believed it was the f2 varaint?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-08-2017, 04:16 AM  
Photos Taken with the Asahiflex Camera
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Hi
I have been trying to gather all information and pictures taken with and of the Asahiflex camera in one thread. i would recommend that we have this in one thread since not many use these old gems any more.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/340584-asah...cting-gem.html


:)

/Baard-Einar
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-04-2017, 03:57 PM  
MX Motor Drive - How & Where?
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 11
Views: 5,818
The motor drive takes either a ni-cd battery pack or a vertical grip for AA-batteries. The ni-cd are very likely dead and needs replacement. You can't get orginal spare batteries so you would need to build your own using cells of the right size and voltage.

LX & MX Ni-Cd battery pack refurbishment | Amateur Photographer
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-02-2017, 02:20 PM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Hm, Asahiflex IIb with nickle finnish. Is this manipulated in any way? Look at the finnish of the nobs.
RARE Asahiflex camera 50mm f:3.5 Asahi-Kogaku Takumar lens in Nickel finish LQQK | eBay
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:47 AM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 5,329
Views: 583,748
Nice pair, keep both :) They tend not to fetch a lot of money on fleebay.

Nice hood, i assume it isn't an original takumar hood for this lens?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-30-2017, 05:45 AM  
another one bites the dust
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Send me a PM and a photo...
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-19-2017, 12:04 PM  
Sticky: Pentax Repair Facilities (Wordwide listing)
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 96
Views: 12,671
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-19-2017, 11:34 AM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Just a note: using the small m37 on modern cameras might lead to light leaks into the mirror box. If you use a set up like shown on the photo, a rubber band, hair band or O-ring might be a smart idea to cover up those openings.

/Baard-Einar
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-19-2017, 11:24 AM  
Asahiflex - Collecting a gem
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Hi again,

You're right, I was to quick. Maybe 400CAD is an ok price. I payed 299CAD for just the 135/3.5. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-19-2017, 11:14 AM  
another one bites the dust
Posted By Baard-Einar
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Hi,

It must be some other reason for why Eric isn't replacing the curtain. He has just fixed an S: CLA + new shutter curtain, it is just now in shipment to me. He also did a K, but that didn't need a new curtain. In March he fabricated a new curtain to a Asahiflex.

/Baard-Einar

---------- Post added 11-19-2017 at 07:16 PM ----------



Hey, I am sorry to hear. Do you know what exact spring he needs? Maybe I can source that part or get it from a K that I have sitting more or less as a parts camera now. Let me know.

/Baard-Einar
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