Lens mount base design for ASAHI Optical Industries film SLR cameras Part 2 !
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
In this issue, we introduce the lens mount base design of a manual focus film SLR camera released in 1979 under the Pentax brand by ASAHI Optical Industries.
PENTAX ME Super (Reference product)
The lens mount for this body is a K mount.
The mount base is designed using an oval shape with a plated molding between the underside of the eye-level viewfinder and the mount base, which goes from both ends at a gentle angle to the outer edge of the lens mount and then back to the underside at the same angle.
The lens mount part is made of steel and the connection part to the body is made of plastic. The lens mount is attached with 6 screws. A set pin and release lever are attached when the lens is mounted.
The lens mount has a red-colored center mark and a slash terminal on the base side.
In this issue, we introduced the lens mount base design of a manual focus film SLR camera released in 1979 under the Pentax brand of ASAHI Optical Industries.
The ME Super is a transition from ASAHI Optical Industries’ linear lens mount base design of the 1960s, which we introduced in the previous issue, to a design using smooth curves as time went by.
We could feel the wonderful design of the film SLR cameras of the 1970s, where steel and plastic collaborated.
Please look forward to my future columns on the lens mount base design of film SLR cameras from the 1970s and other areas of interest!
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