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Paste leather for Asahi Optics’s film SLR cameras Part 5 !



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In this issue, we would like to introduce the pasted leather of Asahi Optics’s manual focus film SLR camera released in 1975.

ASAHI PENTAX K2 (Reference product)

K2 has a coarse texture and patterned pasted leather. The bracket holding the pasted leather is thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom.

The hinge side of the film chamber has angled paste leather, but the bracket is firm and will not peel.

The pasted leather of the film chamber opening on the opposite side is also firm.

The back side has the same design of pasted leather as the front side. Unlike the front side, the bracket is narrower at the top and thicker at the bottom.

This time we introduced a paste leather of manual focus film SLR camera released in 1975 by Asahi Optics.

The design of the leather is similar to that of the ME Super released in 1979, which we have previously introduced.

We have introduced Asahi Kogaku’s pasted leather in the past, and we think it is wonderful that there is almost no deterioration over time thanks to the solid material of the pasted leather and the bracket.

I will continue to write columns about various aspects of film cameras and discoveries that are very interesting to me, so please look forward to them!

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