Article by Fabio Mignani, to be published in the magazine Spotmatics.
Examination of Pentax K-mount variations and current compatibility problems
Examination of a trench periscope made by Asahi Opt. Co. in 1944
Eighty years of Pentax history in six pages
|Several types of seals made Pentax cameras in Italy a bit different from others worldwide.
Did you know the Spotmatic series cameras could be modified by Honeywell for having mirror lock-up?
Men and facts behind the development of the first Japanese 35mm SLR.
Motor Drive variations and possible matching between different bodies, motor drives and battery grips.
In year 2000 the Pentax LX celebrates 20 years since its introduction in 1980. Here we discuss a prototype and some special variations of this famous professional camera.
A rare variation of the first camera made by Pentax for Honeywell in 1959.
Saburo Matsumoto had a dream... to produce one of the world's most popular cameras for the common people.
The introduction of the first multi-layer anti-reflective coating by Asahi Pentax, back in 1971, hit the market. Competitors reacted in many different ways. Were they effective?
A complete set of this camera of the pre-Pentax era was bought in Okinawa in 1955. Camera and accessories are discussed here.
Did you know that in early Sixties Asahi pioneered not only aperture priority, but also shutter priority auto exposure? Here is some info on an almost unknown prototype shown on occasion of Photokina 1966.
(This article, authored by Dario Bonazza, was published in Spotmatic No.19, January 1999)
The Asahi Pentax K, introduced in May 1958, was the final development of the first generation pentaprism SLRs from Asahi Opt. Co. Ltd.
The Pentax autofocus system: patents and development. The Safox III myth.
The Asahi Pentax Original (AP) was the first pentaprism SLR model from Asahi Opt. Co. It was introduced in 1957. The Asahi Pentax S was the improvement of the AP, introduced in April 1958. These two sister models were the first steps of the very successful Asahi Pentax dynast.
Life and death of a famous professional photographer.
- 24° PENTAX-DAY at PARMA on 25 June!
- 1980-2020 the LX turns 40!
Screw M. Lenses
Pentax Star System