is the official AOHC quarterly club magazine and is distributed free to all members. The
magazine is our way to diffuse info about the history of Asahi Optical Co., technical
details about Pentax equipment, newly introduced Pentax equipment, and keep AOHC members
in touch. SPOTMATIC space is open to all members (and to authoritative non-members,
subject to editor's approval).
The SPOTMATIC magazine is only available printed on
paper (English + Italian text) and through AOHC. A CDROM containing four magazines in pdf
format and a report on the latest Pentax Day will be published once a year. Sorry, online
edition unavailable. Some selected articles from SPOTMATIC are
published in this website, while others will not.
Contributors to SPOTMATIC are Danilo Cecchi, Ermanno Barchiesi and Dario Bonazza from
Italy, Ian D.C. Shephard and Derek J. White from Great Britain, Ralf Engelmann from
Germany, Pedro Oliveira from Portugal, Peter Jonkman from the Netherlands, Preston Cook
and Frederick C. Sherfy from U.S.A., Osamu Togo from Japan and many more all over the
English text for all articles started in January 1996. Original Italian articles are
translated into English by Dario Bonazza or Flavio Minelli and kindly revised by Thomas
When you join AOHC you can also order back issues and pay everything at once. See
contents of back issues below.