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04-17-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. Joined the forum re having just been given to old slr film cameras. A MX and a KX. I also got 4 lenses with them.
I'm writting here what it says on the lenses casings, so there may be some info missing.
1. MC AUTO-BEROFLEX 1:4.5 f=80-200mm 52.
2. SIGMA 52 ZOOM - K # 1:4.5 f=70-210mm Multi-Coated
3. SUPER - DANUBIA mult-coated 1:2.8 55
4. RICOH AF RIKENON 1:2 50mm which I think is a auto focus lens.

The MX and KX shutter appears to work ok but the shutter speed setting dial on the KX doesn't make proper/positive clicks as you change the speed, so I assume it's faulty.
Ordered some film to try out the cameras.
What sort of costs are involved with having these serviced in the UK?

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Welcome to the forum, good to have you on board with us.
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What sort of costs are involved with having these serviced in the UK
Welcome to the forum, dare I say that the costs can often be more than the cameras worth.

Always get estimates first before proceeding with repairs, that way no surprises.
04-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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I was thinking it could be expensive. These cameras are very intricate, many parts. I did find one site that was asking over 300 for refurbished versions of these two cameras that I have. I suppose that's equivalent in terms of inflation to the price when they first came out, but, you were getting a new camera, not a repaired one.

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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, pecb ... hope to see some images soon ... Salut, J

PS - Repairs by Eric H in Tennessee ... A+ work : https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/105296-penta...ndrickson.html

My MX & Spot F after CLA plus minor repairs ...

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