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Jessops ditch Pentax cameras.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
10 Sep 2013 1:42PM

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Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
10 Sep 2013 1:49PM
This thread is nearly 5 years old!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 4:35PM
pentaxpete 13 641 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 9:16AM
I got my K10D from Jessops Chelmsford branch as I had won a lot of Jessops vouchers -- the first sample was a 'Friday Night in the Factory' one and all faulty - it had all purple stripes instead of pictures ! I had to go back and they gave me another which has been OK since ------
2 Nov 2013 12:29PM
Ive only ever owned 1 pentax camera and that was an Optio s10 compact which I absolutely loved. It took fantastic pictures and was extremely tiny I sold it because I thought I wanted an upgrade and I didn't Not one compact ive owned since the s10 has even come close to it. Im toying with the idea of getting a bridge camera but ive also been looking at the Pentax Q compact system I have a soft spot for pentax
thewilliam 9 6.1k
2 Nov 2013 2:52PM
I used Spotmatic series Pentaxes in the early 1970s. The cameras and lenses were superb until Pentax seemed to lose its way.

The SPF was great until the meter failed and this happened in all four of our bodies and twice in one of them. When they changed to bayonet mount, the filter sizes and eyepiece fitting changed too. At this point, rather than replace with Pentax bayonet, I switched the 35mm to Nikon.

For some reason, the 67 and 645 ranges escaped this fate and remains top-class.
pentaxpete 13 641 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 2:54PM
My 1970's SPOTMATIC F and my 1960's SPOTMATIC I are no trouble -- meters all OK !
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/3343810903/]Spotmatic[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/25850987@N03/]pentaxpete[/url], on Flickr
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/25850987@N03/9685926774/]Spotmatic-F[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/25850987@N03/]pentaxpete[/url], on Flickr
thewilliam 9 6.1k
7 Nov 2013 3:17PM

Quote:My 1970's SPOTMATIC F and my 1960's SPOTMATIC I are no trouble -- meters all OK !

Some people are just lucky! Many other owners had the same irritation. My old Pentax lenses were particularly good, though not as rugged as the Nikon optics that replaced them.

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