Yashica Pentamatic S Sales Brochure

As was typical with Yashica sales material, this brochure is undated. Our best guess would put it around late 1961. It’s fairly complete with all of the major accessories and lenses that were available for the Pentamatic line of cameras – the original Pentamatic ’35’, the Pentamatic II, and the final camera the Pentamatic S.

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The Pentamatic S was available in the US but received only limited press – few advertisements and only 3 different brochures in English are known to exist.

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The Pentamatic S was made starting in August 1961. By that time, the Pentamatic family of cameras were starting to show their age and lack of sophistication and were already having trouble in the world marketplace.

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The Pentamatic is a well-made camera but was lacking in some important basics that were addressed with the S. Adding a coupled exposure meter and a self-timer were but a few steps Yashica took to make the camera more competitive. The original lens for the Pentamatic ’35’ was made by Tomioka Optical and the S went back to using it. The middle camera (Pentamatic II) was only released in Japan and was equipped with a Zunow made 5.8cm f1.7 lens.

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The first known advertisement for the new Pentamatic – Spring 1960. Take notice that the lens serial number 59100581 is very close to the serial number on the lens in this late 1961 brochure (59100521). The Yashica marketing team must have held onto some of the first lenses made for them by Tomioka.

Thanks for stopping by! If you want to add a truly unique camera to your collection take a look at the Yashica Pentamatic S – if you can find a nice, clean working model go for it!

Please check out our online shop at https://www.ccstudio2380.com for some neat vintage cameras and some brand new modern classics!

Chris

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My “Dad”

My father-in-law Frank at work (Pratt & Whitney Aircraft) in 1993. He worked for “Pratt” for 40 years and was a top-flight welder of jet engines. Frank’s still going strong at 85! Here’s to you dad!

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Frank was a foremost J58 engine welder for nearly his entire career at P&W

This logo (above) is known as the “Florida” eagle which is installed on the J58 turbojet engines used in the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft and on the RL10 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine used in the Centaur rocket.

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A flock of Blackbirds

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Chris

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Stamens – as seen by Fujifilm and Vivitar

Azalea stamens in the bright Florida sunlight.

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As taken. No post-production of the image.

Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 with Vivitar 70-150mm f3.8 close focusing auto zoom lens using Fotodiox Pro FD-FX adapter.

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This manual focus lens is from 1976 and is in excellent condition inside and out. Some of its most impressive features are the 15 elements in 10 groups, f3.8 to f22 aperture range, multicoated lens surfaces, and 16 inches minimum focusing distance at close focusing setting.

Length 112mm

Weight 550g

Mount Canon FD breech mount

This compact lens impresses with its ease of use and remarkable clarity and contrast. It’s relatively fast at f3.8. With the proper adapter for hybrid digital photography, it’s a clear winner.

Thanks for stopping by! This lens is available for purchase at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

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I’d Rather Be…

In response to this week’s photo challenge

“I’d rather be”…

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“I’d rather be”… Standing in Yosemite with my family

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“I’d rather be”… With Carol at The Magic Kingdom

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“I’d rather be”… At ANY New York Mets game

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“I’d rather be”… With my favorite Mets fan

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“I’d rather be”…

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Gladys E. Tifft

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Gladys – loving mother to Carol and awesome mother-in-law to me. A wife to Frank, a mom, a grandma, and a great grandma. She is missed.

 

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Frank and Gladys Tifft – 65 years married.

Gladys E. Tifft – May 31, 1935 to March 8, 2018

 

Beach Renourishment on Amelia Island

A never-ending process of replenishing lost sand along our barrier island. The sand is dredged from the St. Marys channel and then pumped on to the beach where heavy duty bulldozers then spread the sand. These operations will go on 24/7 for the next 2 to 3 weeks.

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Looks like fun!

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