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Type:Milestones
Type:SLR
Title:Asahi Pentax Original (AP)
Year:1957

World's first 35mm SLR with microprisms on focusing screen. First Japanese SLR with fixed pentaprism. First Japanese SLR with rapid-wind lever. First pentaprism SLR from Asahi Opt. Co. and first example of stylish and rational design in a pentaprism SLR. This SLR set industry standard about styling and controls layout, then copied by Japanese and German industry.

Photo courtesy Boris Jamchtchik

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