Help Me Identify this Asahi Pentax Case


fastcat99

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 16:28
Found this small Asahi Pentax logo'd case in a box of photo gear at a thrift shop. I am unsure what is should be holding due to its odd wedge-like shape. It is 3-1/2 inches in diameter, 1 inch high at one side and 2 inches high on the opposite side. Any ideas what this once contained???






LennyBloke

Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 16:47
A light meter (that attaches to the prism) for an M42 Asahi Pentax body - that would be my guess
LennyBloke

danofmk

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 11:59
That was about to be mine too

womble

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 13:01
Hard to judge the scale, but I am not sure it would fit.



lightmeter par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

I have something similar, but not tapered like this one. It was helpfully labelled by the previous owner.



lens hood case par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity



lens hood and case par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

Cheers, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

fastcat99

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 15:46
That prism mounted light meter seems like a possibility.

The case dimensions are:
3-1/2" diameter
1" high at the short side
2"high at the longer side

doingthebobs

Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 23:23
Both the round and square light meters fit in this case.



As you can see, the deeper side is to make room for the part that fits over the eyepiece.
Bob
Last Edited by doingthebobs on 25/03/2020 - 23:25

womble

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 12:16
fastcat99 wrote:
That prism mounted light meter seems like a possibility.

The case dimensions are:
3-1/2" diameter
1" high at the short side
2"high at the longer side

That would probably fit my meter. The shallower side would need to be closer to 1.25".

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

geordie01

Link Posted 26/03/2020 - 15:53
light meter case i have one some where with the meter in it i am sure

fastcat99

Link Posted 27/03/2020 - 22:19
Thank you, everyone!!
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