"Pentax" in English literature

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Michael Piziak
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Re: "Pentax" in English literature
In reply to bkpix, 11 months ago

I was reading the history of Pentax on wikipedia and was surprised that it was originally a pre-war German word.

"The name "Pentax" was originally a registered trademark of the East German VEB Zeiss Ikon (from "Pentaprism" and "Contax") but, as all Germans patents were annulled with the country's defeat, the name "Pentax" was taken by the Asahi Optical company in 1957."

Source: Wikipedia

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