Heavyweight Champion… the Pentamatic!

Having only fond memories of the 1960s era SLRs can be quickly erased by putting a neck strap onto a Pentamatic and walking around with it. My first SLR was a Yashica TL Electro-X purchased in the PX at Patrick AFB near Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1972. I remember that with the normal lens (50mm f/ 1.7) attached it felt like a lead weight swinging from your neck and thumping against your chest with every step taken. But I can at least take comfort in the fact that I didn’t have to lug the Pentamatic!


Lots of brass and glass… nearly a kilogram of stuff here and that’s without film! Two pounds of camera can leave someone with a very stiff neck.

Conversely our new Fujifilm FinePix S9900W comes in at only 674 grams! But if you’ve never composed a picture with a beast like the Pentamatic then you missed out on some of the nuts and bolts of photography. But we’re happy to embrace the new technology… can’t wait to see what’s next on the horizon.


Our Fujifilm. Beautiful and very capable camera.

Many thanks for the visit! Chris & Carol

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