The Pentax 17 has lots of Easter Eggs: have you spotted the hidden camera references?

Pentax 17
(Image credit: Pentax)

Pentax has just taken the wraps off a new film camera - its first for 20 years. The new Pentax 17 has taken the analog community by storm today for various reasons, but I'm here to give you the low-down on all the Easter eggs hidden in the design of this half-frame camera.  Borrowing controls and labels from Pentax and Ricoh models from yesteryear -  the Pentax 17 is a trip down memory lane for the camera buff.

So let's scroll around the camera to see what Pentax took, reproduced and borrowed from cameras of yesteryear to make the new half-frame compact…

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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.

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