|Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:12 pm Post subject: 17mm f4 SMC Takumar 'Fish-Eye'
Found in my files and scanned a 10x8" print I did myself in RA4 chemicals. Taken many years ago now on a trip with the Pentax Club of great Britain to the Didcot Railway . I used an Asahi Pentax 'Electro-Spotmatic' I had bought in Japan in 1973 with a 17mm f4 SMC Takumar fish-eye lens that was 'on loan' from the Pentax Company to Club members on trips, No record of the FILM I used though. I used to enjoy being able to loan lenses until one trip we went to Switzerland and on the way back our coach was stopped at the French border ( BEFORE UK was in the 'EU' ) and the grumpy French Customs put a huge 'Duty' on the Pentax Lenses found in a case -- well, Peter & Liz Cox running the trip had to go round asking us for French Francs to pay the bill ! So that was the END of the 'Lens Loan' scheme !
Train Crossing by pentaxpete, on Flickr
Long Live REAL PHOTOGRAPHY !