Pentax's new film camera is called the Pentax 17 – and these leaked images confirm key details

Pentax 17
(Image credit: Pentax Rumors)

The last time I spoke about the new Pentax film camera, Pentax launched an ASMR video teaser that gave us some clues of what it could be. Now that the internet has been taken by storm, as leaked images of the front of the new camera confirm a few of the clues hinted at the ASMR video.

First off, the image shows the front of the new Pentax 17 – that's right, this is the name of the camera. I'm sure this alludes to the fact that this is the 17mm, half-frame format – which is 24x17 and the same as the wonderful Ricoh AutoHalf.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.