Help this AP columnist search for his lost Pentax SP500

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:11 AM EDT

Cameras are often viewed as a tool for capturing memories. But a camera itself can also be filled with memories and sentimental value. Whether it was your first SLR or the camera you captured your favorite image with, cameras can hold just as many memories as the medium you capture the images on.

It’s for that reason Amateur Photographer columnist Andrew Sanderson is determined to track down his old Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm camera.

Purchased in 1970, the camera was always by Sanderson’s side. In an article in the Jun 13th issue of Amateur Photographer, Sanderson said:

‘When I went to college to study photography, I bought a Pentax SP500 35mm camera that I carried around everywhere. I loved it and I owe so many of my favourite images to this camera […] I shot hundreds of rolls on it before trading it in for something I thought would be better. I wish I still had it.’

Sanderson notes that he had customized the camera by painting the black wrap around the camera a shade of green, which should help in him locating the 35mm SLR camera. Him and the entire Amateur Photographer team is asking for any UK residents to help in the search for the camera.

If you have any tips or have come across a camera you think might be Sanderson’s, Amateur Photographer asks you to send them a message on their Facebook page or email them at [email protected]

(via Amateur Photographer)


Image credits: 1/1000 by Night Heron and A Nice Pair (cropped) by John Turner used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0