Introduction & contents
- Pentax Auto 110 (7.24Mb)
(Ref 06621 in English, 06623 in German) The original 110 system manual had the
white ASAHI 110 picture on the front with 33 pages. The range of accessories
was limited to the 18mm, 24mm and 50mm lenses with filters and hoods, the
AF130P flash and the Winder.
- May 1980:
(Ref 06621 in English). Still 33 pages long, the picture on the cover is now
the black ASAHI and the only changes are to the images changing the white ASAHI
to black. Interestingly, the backs of the manuals show the Asahi Pentax
distributors. The early manuals had 5 (Japan, Belgium, West Germany, Brazil and
USA). This manual has Canada and the UK added to the list. A revision to this
manual came out in September 1980 to mention the AF100P on the Specification
page (Page 3)
- February 1981:
(Ref 06621 in English). Now 37 pages long the front cover has the “auto 110
system” words with an orange background. This manual is a complete re-write and
includes a mention of the 70mm telephoto, 20-40mm zoom and the 18mm PF lens.
The AF100P is also given a mention for the first time. The manual gives some
user warnings for the first time - probably from user feedback - on care needed
when changing lenses, removing the batteries if not in use, and the battery
life is reduced from 10,000 images or 1 year to “several months”. A revision
was made in May 1981, July 1981 and another revision was made in August 1981 to
include the warning about the correct method of removing the lenses. The same
manual also appears with the revision date of September 1981.
- Pentax Auto 110 (7.4Mb)
- Pentax Auto
110 (6.91Mb) in French
- Pentax Auto 110 Super
(Ref 06651 in English, 06653 in
German). The auto 110 super manual in 41 pages. The number of Pentax
distributors had increased to include France, Switzerland, Sweden, and
Holland. The “AP” logo on the back page is now replaced with the more modern
PENTAX style. A revised manual was released in June 1983 with some text in
blank instead of pink but the main change was a bolder copyright notice on the
back page for PENTAX and a modified address for the German outlet. A further
revision came out in November 1984.
- Pentax Flash AF
100 P ( 2.32Mb)
(Ref 06631 in English). This manual came with a black Phillips 110 set yet the
cover shows a white ASAHI. The images and text are exactly the same as the 1979
110 manual. A revision dated April 1980 is exactly the same but the white ASAHI
is now black.
- Pentax Flash AF 130P (Mb)
AF100P - May 1981:
(ref 06056 in English). 15 pages long and a black ASAHI camera on the cover..
- Pentax Lens
(ref 6636 in English). 21 pages of quite detailed information on the final
range of 110 lenses and filters. A revision to the manual came out in July 1981
and August 1981 to include the warning on Page 19 about the correct method of
lens removal. Another revision came out in April 1982 with France on the list
of Pentax distributors. In July 1983 the wording remains the same only the
front cover title has a red instead of an orange background and the rear cover
lists the additional Pentax companies in France, Switzerland, Sweden, and
Holland. One of the very last manuals dated September 1985.
- Pentax Winder
(Ref 06626 in English). Shown mounted to a white ASAHI 110 but in a boxed
winder that was not ribbed makes dating this manual difficult. Images and text
are from the January 1979 110 manual.
II - June 1982:
(ref 6626 in English). Interesting aspect of this manual is that it is shown
mounted on a 110, not a 110 Super. This means that the Winder II was not
released with the 110 Super as often suggested. Still no warnings about
breaking off the battery clips!
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http://www.pentax110.co.uk/html/manuals.html an unofficial site, based on
web research and a growing collection and has no connections with with the
Asahi Optical Company or Pentax.
updated 4th February 2004