Pentax Film Camera

Pentax Film Camera

In 2003 Pentax introduced their first Digital SLR under Digital *ist series and released the first flagship model, the Pentax *ist D which uses a Sony 6 megapixel CCD. Since 2003, the *ist D is the only digital SLR that can control HS wireless P-TTL from its pop-up flash and has many advanced features for professional applications. In 2004 Pentax released the second member in the digital *ist line, the Pentax *ist DS which is the first real consumer model (retailing under $1,000 USD). What set Pentax D and DS DSLRs apart from the competition was the clarity and high magnification provided by their pentaprism viewfinders, a very useful feature considering the support for legacy manual focus lenses. In 2005 Pentax released the Pentax *ist DL, a model with fewer features than the D and DS with a lower price. All Pentax’s digital SLRs are compatible with K-mount lenses, and M42 (42 mm screw mount) lenses (with adaptor). Due to the smaller size of the CCD, lenses have an effective field of view of 1.5 × times the same lens in 35 mm format. So, where a 50 mm lens was considered a “normal” lens on 35 mm film, that same lens on a 1.5× “crop factor” camera has the field of view of a 75 mm lens on film. This only uses the center of the lens’ projected image. To address this “crop factor,” Pentax created a new series of lenses that were designed only to cover the smaller sensor. These are the DA series for their digital SLRs, which still feature the K-mount but have a smaller back-focus element designed specifically for use with the Digital SLR lineup. The DA series lenses do not have a mechanical aperture ring and so are not backward compatible with some earlier film bodies. The later D-FA lens series re-introduces a mechanical aperture ring in some lenses and these are fully compatible with both film and digital SLRs.
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Pentax Film Camera

Pentax is one of the few camera manufacturers still producing medium format cameras. As of 2012, there are two offerings, one in the 6×7 format—the Pentax 67 II, and one in the 6×4.5 format—Pentax 645NII. Both use 120 or 220 roll film. These cameras build on the Pentax SLR design experience. The shape of the Pentax 67 is broadly similar to a 35 mm SLR camera. By contrast, the Pentax 645 resembles other medium-format cameras by makers such as Mamiya and Bronica, which tend to be cube-shaped.
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Pentax Film Camera

A recognized problem with the Asahiflex series was that, lacking a pentaprism, it was very difficult to use the camera in a vertical position and taking pictures of moving objects was almost impossible. The small viewfinder on top of the camera was of little use when the photographer wanted to use a 135 mm or 500 mm lens. 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 years to come. 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 “Pentax” after its seminal product. The Pentax series remains pivotal in the development of modern SLR photography.
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Pentax Film Camera

Subsequently, Hoya has sold the Pentax camera division to Ricoh on 1 July 2011. The Pentax Imaging Systems Division was spun out as a new company and its shares transferred to Ricoh on 1 October. The deal also included the Pentax camera manufacturing subsidiary in Vietnam. A public announcement from Hoya explained that Ricoh is looking to build a consumer cameras business and wanted Pentax’s interchangeable lens camera technology, lens technology and sales channels. Its plans for the business specifically include the interchangeable lens camera market. Hoya retained the other Pentax businesses, such as medical devices, that it acquired in its 2007 takeover. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Japanese business paper Nikkei Business Daily reported price of about 10 billion yen ($124.2 million).
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Pentax Film Camera

Why Does a Film Camera Need a Battery? It might seem strange to think you need a battery to power a non-digital camera, but even older film cameras had features that required a power source. Depending on the age of your camera, you might need a battery for the flash, the light meter, or even to control the shutter. Some film cameras don’t require a battery to take photos, but having a reliable power source will make snapping the perfect shot easier. Battery Recycling We are an industry leader for battery recycling. Each of our store locations is a drop-off point for battery recycling. Learn more about our recycling programs for consumers and businesses. Have more questions? Contact us or visit your nearest store. What Kind of Batteries Do Film Cameras Use? The battery you need will depend almost entirely on the brand and model of your camera. While few older cameras use proprietary batteries like modern digital ones do, they can still use a wide range of battery types. From the standard AA to hard-to-find button cells, finding the right battery for your camera can be complicated – especially when you consider that many film cameras use mercury-based batteries that are no longer produced. Batteries Plus Bulbs helps make finding the right replacement battery for your film camera easier by showing you all the compatible batteries we have for your Pentax camera. Can’t find a battery for your film camera? Bring it to your nearest Batteries Plus Bulbs store and an associate will help you find a match. Need batteries for your digital camera instead? We’ve got you covered there, too.
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Pentax Film Camera

What set these cameras apart from any earlier Pentax was the removal of the M42 lens mount. With the K series of cameras, Pentax followed its rivals and introduced its own bayonet mount, the K mount. Still the basis for Pentax lenses and cameras today, this offered greater convenience and enabled the production of faster lenses such as the 50 mm f/1.2. Eager to keep M42 users in the Pentax system, an M42-K Mount adaptor was offered, enabling M42 users to continue to use their existing lenses (with loss of automation).
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Pentax Film Camera

What Kind of Batteries Do Film Cameras Use? The battery you need will depend almost entirely on the brand and model of your camera. While few older cameras use proprietary batteries like modern digital ones do, they can still use a wide range of battery types. From the standard AA to hard-to-find button cells, finding the right battery for your camera can be complicated – especially when you consider that many film cameras use mercury-based batteries that are no longer produced. Batteries Plus Bulbs helps make finding the right replacement battery for your film camera easier by showing you all the compatible batteries we have for your Pentax camera. Can’t find a battery for your film camera? Bring it to your nearest Batteries Plus Bulbs store and an associate will help you find a match. Need batteries for your digital camera instead? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Pentax Film Camera

The Pentax MZ-D, also known by its internal code name of MR-52, was a prototype digital single-lens reflex camera. It was announced at photokina in September 2000 and was demonstrated to the press at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show in January 2001. In October 2003, Pentax canceled the camera, stating “The cost of manufacturing the prototype SLR 6-megapixel digital camera meant it was not a viable product for our target market.”
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In March 2010 Pentax announced its first medium format digital camera, the Pentax 645D. The camera has been in and out of development since 2003 and went on sale in Japan in May 2010 at RRP of ¥850,000, with supplies to the rest of the world expected to start soon after. It is targeted at professionals doing outdoor photography—camera body features very high level of airtightness. It uses a 40 megapixels, 44 mm × 33 mm CCD sensor. At the same time, new series of lenses designated D FA 645 (Featuring Weather Sealing on all such lenses) was also released.
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The K series cameras followed the design ethos of the time, big and heavy. But scarcely had the K series been introduced, than Pentax began working on a new camera line, a new camera line reflecting a new ethos – one which continues to influence Pentax to this day.
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In February 2012 information about the Pentax K-01 Mirrorless camera was released. It still uses the standard K mount but lacks an optical reflex viewfinder. The K-01 quickly became one of the most controversial Pentax offerings, with criticism focusing on the innovative Marc Newson design, which many considered made the camera uncomfortable to hold, with poorly-placed controls, while acknowledging its strong image quality and low-light / high ISO performance. Within months, the retail price had dropped by 50% and after a year the model was discontinued.
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Pentax SF7 35mm film camera with auto focus, and a 28-80mm Pentax-F zoom lens. Comes with strap and lens cap, previously owned but in a perfect condition, fully functioning. Looking to go to a good home. Smoke free
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Nikon Zoom 300 AF 35mm film compact camera with a 35-70mm macro lensLaunched in 1994, the Zoom 300 is a highly specified, 35mm film camera from Nikon. Auto features, a powerful flash, motor drive & zoom lens ensure the camera iseasy to use whilst taking excellent pictures.£22.50Brand: PENTAX£2.50 postage