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My Favourite Pentax Cameras

Posted 01/01/2019 - 18:33 Link
As the weather was pretty dull over the Xmas holiday, I took the opportunity to shoot some indoor pictures of my favourite Pentax gear instead

From the top-left:

1/ The "Asahi Pentax" - the original Pentax with 55mm f2.2 Takumar [1957].

2/ Spotmatic SPII with Super-Multi-Coated 50mm f1.4 Takumar [1971].

3/ MX with M 40mm f2.8 - the original "pancake" lens [1978].

4/ The modern K-1 DSLR with film-era 31mm & 77mm FA Limited lenses [2017].

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Posted 01/01/2019 - 19:37 Link
Looks like the Asahi 100 Years Celebrations have started

I like the original the best

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Posted 01/01/2019 - 19:54 Link
Nice to see you back on PU Mike!

Great camera collection👍 My favourite would be the 1957 camera - what a beauty!

Posted 01/01/2019 - 23:45 Link
bjolester wrote:
Nice to see you back on PU Mike!

Thanks Bjørn, it's been a while
Posted 02/01/2019 - 17:33 Link
Nice images and collection. I have three of the four...
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.

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Edited by womble: 02/01/2019 - 17:34
Posted 02/01/2019 - 19:52 Link
womble wrote:
Nice images and collection. I have three of the four...

Thanks Kris

What would other people choose as their favourites?
Posted 02/01/2019 - 21:40 Link
These are some of my favourite Pentax cameras:

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Posted 03/01/2019 - 19:36 Link
Cool, two votes for the MX
Posted 03/01/2019 - 19:42 Link
Reuben0 wrote:
Cool, two votes for the MX

Three, but only because I could never afford an LX!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
Posted 05/01/2019 - 18:48 Link
Think my all time favourite is my old lx I use to have paired with the tamron Ron sp200 back then brilliant sports combo followed closely by the k10 with the 70/200 tamron attached
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Peter Elgar
Posted 22/01/2020 - 17:15 Link
My 'Most USED Pentax' is the ME Super as it has 1/125th flash synch whereas even the LX has only 1/75th BAD for a 'Professional Camera' - I wore out the flash synch in my MX using it so much for press work but that had only 1/60th -- no good for fill-in flash outdoors - that is where I was up against the other Press Snappers with their Nikon and Canons with 1/250th flash synch speeds.
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been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

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