Asahi Pentax

The Asahi Pentax series, by the Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. (旭光学工業株式会社, Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha?), was a pivotal development in modern photography. It was the first model of Pentax camera.

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1964 Asahi (Honeywell in USA) Pentax Spotmatic (Japan) second SLR with coupled center-the-needle TTL metering (stop-down aperture, full area averaging) ... SLR lens for FD mount Canon SLRs, and the Asahi SMC Takumar 15mm f/3.5 (Japan/West Germany) of 1975 was the first rectilinear aspheric wide angle SLR lens for M42 screw. 1969 Asahi (Honeywell in USA) Pentax 6×7 (Japan name shortened to Pentax 67 in 1990) first 67 medium format SLR ...
Pentax ME F - Features and Operation
... its AF function required the unique SMC Pentax AF 35 mm–70 mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens autofocus lens using a special Pentax K-F lens mount ... Unlike all later Pentax AF SLRs, the ME F did not have the focusing drive motor and keying shaft built into the camera body ... The Pentax K-F mount added five electrical contact pins protruding through the lens mount flange at the 5 o'clock position (when viewing the ME F body from the front) to the original Pentax K mount (introduce ...
Asahi Pentax - Features and Market Impact
... The Asahi Pentax of 1957 featured Rapid-wind film advance lever ... Instant mirror return, unique to the Pentax and its immediate predecessor, the Asahiflex IIb Microprism focusing aids on the focus screen, unique to the Pentax Moreover, the ... By contrast, the Pentax offered these features at a relatively low price, introducing many photographers to 35 mm SLR photography ...
Pentax Cameras - The Screw Mount Cameras - Asahi-Pentax Series (pre Spotmatic)
... The problem was recognized by Asahi ... In 1957, Asahi introduced the Pentax series, a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera (SLR) camera which was so well received that it influenced the design of 35 mm SLRs worldwide for ... The Pentax and its later development and likewise classic 1964 Pentax Spotmatic spurred the development of Asahi into a photographic multinational company, eventually renaming itself "Pen ...
List Of Pentax Products - Camera Accessories - Flashes - Pentax AF Series
... Takumar AF-14 Asahi Pentax AF-16 Pentax AF-080C — ring flash Pentax AF-100P - for the Auto 110 series Pentax AF-130P - for the Auto 110 series Pentax AF-140C — ring flash Pentax AF-160FC ...