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Out With The New, On With The Old

15 Apr 2020 10:27AM   Views : 470 Unique : 320

I like finding new uses for old things, something that Sue doesn't always appreciate as she's surrounded by old things waiting for a new use. Here's one that worked though. A couple of days ago my latest eBay purchase arrived, a Pentax Speedbag 110. This was intended to house the Asahi Pentax Auto 110 film camera and lenses and I thought it might do very well for the Pentax Q-S1 and kit. I already have the Pentax Q soft case that does indeed keep everything together in a very compact package, but it's a bit fiddly. The Speedbag, on the other hand, is secure and offers instant access to the contents. I renovated a full sized Speedbag a few blogs ago (a new measure of time apparently, equal to 2.5 bleems) so was delighted to find the miniature version on offer at 18.50 plus postage. I offered 15, it was accepted, and here it was, in very nice condition. Even the foam lining is intact and showing no signs of going to powder. Not yet anyway.

So, a quick dust down and clean and here's the Pentax Speedbag 110 with my Pentax Q kit installed and it will work just fine.

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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
17 Apr 2020 12:46AM
Clever man, this is a Miniature miracle!
I miss my Kodak 110 pocket camera, I've partly exchanged it when Kodak pulled the plug off the system for a 35mm film Kodak camera that still serves my sister rightly.
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