I love miniatures and when it is about camera, that just drive me crazy.
Since my last review on Pentax K-r capsule camera from TakaraTomy, I wanted more of the series hoping to have some vintage design and changes of lens. Well my prayer was answered when I saw this series!
This series is from TakaraTomy A.R.T.S and the continuation of the PENTAX capsule camera. Each only cost 200Yen but when it reached to my location, it cost around SGD$3 if you happen to see this in capsule machine.
The first I would like to review was the MX PENTAX which is running on film. The original design was made of metal with some leather embedded around the grip body. I still have some attachment to older camera especially my father's era which this Pentax camera comes about.
These camera were built to last and if proper maintenance and storage, this camera still will function well. The usage of such camera need not use batteries. Basically you load the film in, adjust your aperture and focus on the subject to do the snapping.
After each snap, you have to roll the film to the next position. If you have not finish taking the whole roll, you may roll the whole film forward to the end before opening the casing. Now all these may sound too much work but photography then need to have some knowledge to know what you are doing.
You only get to see the result after the film has been developed and by then you are experience enough, you will get sharp focus images. Of course at anyone time, you may change the lens and even put on certain filter to make the photo to have some special effect.
This toy also allow you to change the lens. In this case, it is a 35 mm single-lens.
In these series, there are two of MX model with one all black (which spray black) and another silver which look more vintage. You may read more of this MX PENTAX camera here
Only the last decade, camera goes to digital form. From there everyone can be a photographer as you can simply point and shoot while the DSLR does all the works for you.For Pentax of the series would be K-7.
DSLR very much inherit the film technology. Allowance to change various camera lens for special purposes. Most of these DSLR were painted black and most of it hard plastic casing. However Pentax offer different color camera for personalization at Kr-7.
DSLR are in the mercy of batteries but give the photographer a preview of the photo which snapped almost instantly with the LCD. Because of this LCD technology, photographer do not necessary need to look through the aperture window while taking photo.
After Pentax K-7, it was the K-5 with higher megapixel.
Other functions buttons layout remain the same as K-7 for K-5.
Somehow Pentax bring back vintage die cast silver parts of the DSLR.
The beauty of this series is that the lenses are interchangeable.
Beside using as a keychain, you may use it to decorate as it can be slotted on the flash compartment for any DSLR.
I fancy this series because of the interchangeable lens and the details. The scale of this series is not suitable for 5" figures but I doubt it fit 12" figure too as this is a 1/3 scale.
For size I have a 5" spidey to pose with it and he made a classic statement that is the answer to one of the most common question that most people would want to know.
Photography now is quite affordable but most of the time is what you enjoy taking photo that is the question. :)
I hope you like this capsule series as much as I did.