Sunday May 20th 2007
Town Hall of Anzola dell'Emilia
Grimandi 1 – 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia (BO)
AOHC Day Museum: 50 years since the Asahi Pentax (May 1957)
- Photo equipment demonstrations by Pentax Italia
- Free checkup of Pentax cameras
- Photo exhibitions
- Model shooting
Among the many activities of the day (please
read reports about previous editions), this year we'll celebrate 50 years
of the original Asahi Pentax (AP) SLR camera, which was introduced by
Pentax (formerly Asahi Opt. Co.) in May 1957. Superseding the Asahiflex
waist-level finder SLR cameras, the Asahi Pentax gained its name by
sporting a built-in fixed pentaprism viewfinder for the first time ever.
That feature, combined with the camera clean and stylish design, instant-return
mirror (another world's first by Pentax), rational control layout and a
standard lens mount (M42x1) put together a successful camera which set
industry standards, to be copied by all competitors. Now the AP can be
considered the forerunner of modern SLR's of all makers. Also current
DSLR's owe a lot to it.
main photo exhibition by AOHC members is themed about “Urban Landscape". The
winning pictures, selected by a jury at the Pentax Day, will show-up in
the AOHC calendar 2008.
Another group exhibition of pictures by AOHC members will be on display.
A third exhibition is called PENTAX Street and will include B&W street
photography photos supplied by members of the Italian Pentax Forum and
selected by PDML (Pentax Discuss Mailing List) international members.
attending the event will also find pretty models and sport cars to shoot
at, as well as thoroughbreed horses of the world-renowned Orsi Mangelli
stable, and much more.
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reaching the 12th Pentax Day: