Pentax Spotmatic at the Olympics – 1964

Having just reviewed this camera myself, I also found an interesting review of the beloved, revered, groundbreaking Pentax Spotmatic from 1964 from someone at the Tokyo Olympics.  As 54 years have gone by and we have another Olympic season upon us in the Far East, not terribly far from Japan (only 637 miles from PyeongChang to Tokyo), I wonder if there will be any camera geeks in the audience with a Pentax Spotmatic and a nice, powerful M42 telephoto lens that will allow for some good shots from the nosebleed seats? It would be so cool to be that one guy on the sidelines at the figure skating events with a 300mm telephoto lens and a spotmatic when everybody else has some insanely expensive professional Canon or Nikon DSLR camera.  Alas, I’m afraid that worldwide press outlets are not interested in recruiting amateur photo geeks for high-profile events. Even if they were, I’m not sure I’d be that comfortable being so close to Pyongyang for even a few days with political tensions being as they are.

But anyway, JPEG scans of this can be found just about anywhere online. I have chosen to make it available as a PDF file instead.  Enjoy!  Shoot photos, not each other.



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