Thom Hogan wrong again.

Started Jun 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Thom Hogan wrong again.
Jun 26, 2011

A lot of people on this forum are quoting Thom Hogan's recent post about the Q System. Thom's entitled to his opinion, he obviously thinks that he's got something to say. However one comment shows in particular that he should do a bit more research before opening his mouth.

Thom wrote

'Some of you may remember the old Auto 110 system, where Pentax (and Kodak) tried to invent a small, new film format.'

Well actually Thom, Pentax did not invent the 110 Film format system, Kodak did in 1972. The format became so popular for it's compactness and ease of use of the drop-in cartridge. Despite the multitude of inexepensive cameras which failed to produce the quality that the film was capable of, many mainstream manufacturers also produced much higher quality models. Canon produced their 110ED, Minolta with the original 110 Zoom and later with the 110 Zoom MKII, Rollei with their A110/E110, that's not forgetting Agfa, Braun, Voightlander, Vivitar, even Leica showed a prototype. Pentax had easily the most practical system and the most remembered.

Yeh it seems like a funny, throwaway comment that Pentax have been down this road before, but they actually made it work. Pentax introduced the Auto 110 system to compete in a very popular film format and they were much more inventive than given credit for.

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