Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Pentax System Family Picture.

Hi Pentaxian friends,

When I was young, in my teens, I used to walk downtown Montreal, and window shop at all of the camera stores. Just like in New York City, all the camera stores were pretty much in the same area, on Notre Dame street. I didn't have enough money back then to purchase a new camera. I would stare hours on end, at everything they had in the display windows. Sometimes, I would go inside, but the sales people would chase me off since I was not purchasing anything. They actually knew me, the kid with no money to buy anything. I would also go to magazine stands, and look at all of the ads at the back of the magazines. Somehow, I 've always been attracted to the photos of cameras, lenses, gadgets, anything photographic. I still do that today. B&H photo and Adorama have several pages of advertisement in just about every American magazines. I still spend more time looking at the small print ads and equipment pictures than I do reading the articles. I actually read magazines starting by the back cover and working my way to the front cover. After spending a lifetime reading photographic magazines, I see the same articles years after years, recycled for the cameras available at the publishing time. Y0u know, there is just so much you can write about photography before you start repeating yourself.

Just in case there are other "photogs" like me out there, someone that likes to look at pictures of equipment and examine all the details, someone that spends more time reading the ads than the articles, the Pentax Family Picture at the top shows the current Pentax line of DSLR cameras, lenses, flashes and some smaller items. There are no text, just pictures that you can examine to your heart's content. It all there, all in the same photograph, so that you can at least dream of what you would like for Santa to leave under the Christmas Tree.

Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque
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