Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How expensive were the Pentax SLR cameras and lenses in 1972?

 Hi Photographer friends,

Just a few days ago, I wrote an article about "One Camera and one Lens".  I received the following email 
from Fred Frederiksen  
6:05 AM (13 hours ago)

Hi Yvon,  

I just recently came across your Pentax DSLRs Blog Spot and quite enjoy it.  Your most recent article on lens costs is interesting

I thought some of our readers would enjoy this. Keep in mind that the prices in Canada were probably higher than in the United States. If the same prices could only still be current today, what a collection I would have. But yet, "One Camera and one Lens" would still apply, wouldn't it?

Thank you for stopping by and reading.

May the good lighting be with you,

Yvon Bourque, and as a long time Pentaxian I happen to have some early Canadian Pentax brochures from the 1970s. I'm attaching two files (these brochures were printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and folded in thirds), front and back, for the 1972 brochure. You might find this useful in the context of how equipment costs have changed over time. In any case, feel free to use the images as you see fit.

All the best

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