Can any one remember the Pentax Club circa 1980's,, does it still exist?


lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 23:28
In 1979 /early 1980 l got into Pentax and became the owner of a Pentax MV and l joined the Pentax owner club, l fondly remember the magazine (quarterly l think), a great read, does the club still exist or did it eventually close down, l never got the badge at the time, but have just discovered a vintage one on sale for £4.00 and snapped it up for old time sake


johnriley

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 23:35
You're still with it, right here.

The Pentax Club ran along under Ron Splillman, then Peter Cox Associates and finally with Peter Bargh and Magezine Publishing. Thus from that came this website and eventually the actual printed magazine became uneconomic to continue. So here we all are, web only, but where The Pentax Club exists, now as Pentax User.
Best regards, John

lxmike

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 00:33
johnriley wrote:
You're still with it, right here.

The Pentax Club ran along under Ron Splillman, then Peter Cox Associates and finally with Peter Bargh and Magezine Publishing. Thus from that came this website and eventually the actual printed magazine became uneconomic to continue. So here we all are, web only, but where The Pentax Club exists, now as Pentax User.

woah small world, l must admit l found the Pentax club and its printed magazine great to be part of and likewise this forum , both great places to while away a few hours

AuraTodd

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 10:09
I think the badges are cool
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gartmore

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 16:43
was there another badge design in the 70s, I thought I had one like the old Asahi logo?
Ken
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johnriley

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 17:34
I think you're right Ken. We need a new badge now - "I'm a Pentax User"?
Best regards, John

AuraTodd

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 18:39
johnriley wrote:
I think you're right Ken. We need a new badge now - "I'm a Pentax User"?

Be good, ow about baby pink? Har har!
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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 21:27
I was a 'Local Organiser' for several years for the Pentax Club -- here in Brentwood, Essex, Peter Cox hired the whole of 'Old House' from the Council and we had many things happening in each room and an exhibition of photography - it was packed out with members -- I did 'Macro Photography' then in another room we had 'Model girls by Window Light' with Ross Smythe a 'Pentax User' member now but no longer active in still photography and I gave it up in 1993 when Wife No. 2 went off.
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

microlight2010

Link Posted 01/06/2015 - 10:45
I had a square blue enamel pin badge which came from the Pentax Club, that I had attached to my MX shoulder strap from the 80s to the noughties, when I got my *istDS. It had the eye symbol that was on the outside of the film-era ever-ready cases, plus the letters AP in the centre. The pin snapped when I tried to transplant it to the DS strap, so it has since disappeared...
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womble

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 13:10
I love that badge!
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gartmore

Link Posted 02/06/2015 - 20:11
microlight2010 wrote:
I had a square blue enamel pin badge which came from the Pentax Club, that I had attached to my MX shoulder strap from the 80s to the noughties, when I got my *istDS. It had the eye symbol that was on the outside of the film-era ever-ready cases, plus the letters AP in the centre. The pin snapped when I tried to transplant it to the DS strap, so it has since disappeared...

That might be the one I'm thinking of.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Last Edited by gartmore on 02/06/2015 - 20:12

andy_bell

Link Posted 03/06/2015 - 08:53
I still have my Red & Gold "Asahi" badge....somewhere.....
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