Pentax Week on DPR

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 16:00:00 EST 2020


I do agree with them that the  Asahi Pentax 6X7 is one of the very best.  I
was certainly, considering its time, the best camera I ever owned.

Dan Matyola
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On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 3:42 PM P. J. Alling <webstertwentysix at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'm pretty sure that I disagree with their list.  The K1000 yes, but
> really it's frame was pretty much the same as any Spotmatic, (especially
> the F who's electronics are actually interchangeable), just with a K
> mount, (as were the KM, the KX having an improved faster reacting SPD
> metering system).
>
> The 6x7, there's nothing else really nothing else like it, but that's
> sort of the problem, it's influence on the industry was fairly low.
>
> The K10D was and is still great, but the K20D got twice the Buzz, I
> remember articles about the K20D being Pentax's big turnaround...
>
> The LX was and is a great camera system, but it's influence was also
> pretty limited on the industry.
>
> The Auto 110 also had very limited influence, or should we say no
> influence.
>
> They ignore the firsts, or mention them simply in passing, (which
> weren't always firsts, but sometimes seconds, abet in much higher
> quality longer lasting camera bodies), that did have lasting influence
> on the industry.
>
> The first, (actually second, but few remember the first), use of a
> Pentaprism in an SLR.
>
> The first announced, (though, second released), TTL metering system.
>
> The first released AF SLR.
>
> The first Aperture Priority auto exposure SLR.
>
> The MZ-D, which was never released, but could have been the first FF
> 35mm DSLR, (overshadowed by the Kodak and Canon FF cameras that were
> released).  Which might have been the best decision, based on what
> happened to the Contex DSLR using the same sensor...
>
> On 1/18/2020 7:22 AM, Steve Cottrell wrote:
> > On 18/1/20, Steve Cottrell, discombobulated, unleashed:
> >
> >> Pentax Week on DP Review with a 2nd video, this time on the most
> >> important cameras...
> >>
> > <
> https://www.dpreview.com/videos/2118051964/dpreview-tv-the-most-important-pentax-cameras-of-all-time
> >
> >
> > Just watched - interesting. Cameras covered:
> >
> > Pentax K1000
> > Asahi Pentax 6X7
> > Pentax LX
> > Pentax Auto 110
> > Pentax K10D
> > Pentax 645Z
> >
> > MX gets a nod.
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Any idiot can shoot with a Canon, Nikon, or Sony, it takes a special kind
> of idiot to use a Pentax.
>
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