Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
jedinstvo Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
The Pentax name

The name originally comes from the company's invention of the pentaprism, which enabled right side up, right reading images on the focusing screen. Pentacon also connected with the pentaprism....that was the favorite camera of Drug Tito!

I'm an old guy and I'd say Pentax has been very consistent in understanding their market. They did at one time enter the race for the top pro SLR and had a very good system. It was innovative and reliable with excellent lenses. This was back around 1980 and the main body was the LX.

I have no clue what they're doing these days. I use Canon.

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