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Times Obituary

Posted 24/02/2018 - 11:05 Link
In today's The Times on the obituary pages is an one for Douglas Botting. The photgraph of him shows three cameras around his neck and all three are Pentax. The photo was taken in 1968 when Pentax was leading the way .
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Posted 24/02/2018 - 13:08 Link
Seems he had a liking for the black versions!
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Posted 24/02/2018 - 13:51 Link
womble wrote:
Seems he had a liking for the black versions!

It always struck me as odd that they were gloss black and not matt.

Presumably the point of black bodies was to make them less conspicuous, but the gloss black still reflected enough light to produce tell-tale flashes; though possibly not as much as silver bodies.

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Posted 24/02/2018 - 15:00 Link
No body would have bought them if they were matt. I bought two black Spotmatics and it was purely because I liked the look of the camera. I wasn't bothered about being invisible

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Posted 26/02/2018 - 16:29 Link
I remember the ads in the photo magazines: "Add $10 for professional black finish"...

Bring back the latent image!

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