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110 Months On for Project Decay!


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110 Months On for Project Decay!

21 Sep 2020 12:24AM   Views : 447 Unique : 306

Well, who could have guessed that over nine years ago I started my project Decay, selecting a non-functional Pentax MG and popping it out into the garden to see how nature might make it its own. In the event, it tells us instead that plastics don't decay (we knew that) and that Pentax leatherette finishes can take as much wild weather as you might like to throw at it without even looking the slightest bit fazed. Weather resistance before weather resistance was invented. For several years people wondered if it would still work, but the sad truth is that it didn't work when it was first put out there, so there was no chance of that.

But it's now time to call it a day on the first phase of this experiment. The camera has been temporarily moved to a more convenient place, still out there in the elements but not for long. It's time to cut it in half so we can see the internal ecosystem that has no doubt invaded its electronics and gears. When lockdown rules allow, the camera will be taken to a friend who reckons he can cut it cleanly, including the glass pentaprism, so it hopefully won't be long.

So a photographic tribute as we look back at the history of this fine camera.

20 05 2011

31 05 2012

31 05 2013

31 05 2014

29 05 2015

28 05 2016

26 05 2017

31 05 2018

31 05 2019

01 05 2020

20 09 2020

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