Do A Friend A Favour - Promaster 2500 PK
If you are a regular reader*of this blog, it is unlikely that you will need this product. But you most likely are a source of inspiration and advice about photography for many other people. Nieces, nephews, sons and daughters, workmates etc. - they all depend upon you to steer them right when it comes to image making.
They are fortunate in that you are a real person, rather than just an electronic name on a screen. They can get rumours and rants all day in the photography forums and come away as confused as when they started. Much of what they read will be nonsense pushed at them anonymously - with no way to check up on it. In many cases, you - the real photo enthusiast or professional - are the Snopes for them - you can sort out fact from fiction.
So - you've got a student who needs a 35mm SLR to start a Uni or TAFE course. You can send them to the photo markets in Leederville to pick up what they might find - or to Cash Converters to pick up what others have found...Or you can send them in to us to poke disconsolately at the secondhand shelf in the window...
Or you can tell them about the Promaster 2500 PK. They are brand new and carry a full year's warranty. They are a standard-issue copy of what probably started as a Minolta design but has taken on some aspects of the old film Pentax cameras. It certainly has a Pentax K mount, thought I am willing to bet the f:1.7 lens is closer to a Rokkor than a Takumar.
No matter - the camera is well-built, has an accurate TTL meter, and the full complement of late-model manual features. Perfect to learn the trade on.
This is one of the best things a student can use, save mature judgement, and that generally doesn't arrive until they are about 30 and sorry for it. In any case, do your little friend a favour and send them into us to get one of these for their course.
* Not regular? All Bran.