Pentax Espio W

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I have to admit it was the 28mm focal length that attracted me to this camera and pretty much nothing else, I am that shallow.   However it turns out that within its extremely limited range it’s actually a camera (No I did not forget to place an adjective it literally is a camera).  The zoom is a paltry 2X  going from  28mm to 56mm with apertures of 4.5-8.6.  Not exactly a low light star and the lens is only actually sharp in the center but its 28mm people why else would it be called the W.

So the good: 28mm and large buttons and display. The Bad: 56mm isn’t exactly telephoto (See image of seal bellow) and pictures look vaguely like they have been smeared with vaseline but only in the corners so that’s okay.

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