Pentax has given their cameras many names on models and series. One of the first was the Asahi Pentax K. That letter has been coming back.
We hereby present: Asahi Pentax K, Asahi Pentax K2 and Ricoh Pentax K-3:
Read and see more of Asahi Pentax K at Asahi 1952-1964
Read and see more of Asahi Pentax K2 at Pentax
Read and see more of Ricoh Pentax K-3 at Pentax K-:2009-13
It might be worth to mention that the Ia, IIa and IIb also were found in the US under Tower 23 and Tower 24 names.
Hi Bosse,There is very little evidence to support that the m42 versions were made by Asahi Opt. Company but more evidence that these were made by resellers.
Hi Roland,No I have no information about it. There were several producers of long tele lenses and they came with many names. Is it a preset lens? Serial nr?
Hi Roland,I have a Miranda camera and purchased a Safari 500mm 1:6.3 lens for it, but now cannot find any information on Safari lenses. Can you help?