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12-08-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hi from Seattle

Hello guys, came across your site when I was doing some camera research.

I am the original owner of a very early LX from 1980 and have a bunch of lenses and accessories for it.. It has sat in my closet unused for years because I have gone to digital. Anyway, I pulled it out to see if it still works, unfortunately it doesn't. The shutter is jammed (but not the mirror which can be locked and unlocked with the lever)... Since I don't really intend to shoot film anymore I'd like to sell the entire set to make space. What do you guys think about selling it with a jammed shutter vs. getting it serviced and selling it in working condition? Yes, I've seen the posts on Eric... great to know...

12-08-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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Why not shoot film?? The dynamic range and beautiful grain is unmatched!
12-08-2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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The LX's are still in demand. You will probably realize more if it is operating - but it all depends on the cost. Only Eric can tell you - email him. On the other half, keep the lenses since they are all still very useable on Pentax digital bodies, and to a somewhat lesser extent on Canon bodies. Nikon's registration distance is too large to accommodate them. They operate just as before. You just need to enable the use aperture ring setting on the camera body just once and you are set. If some of them are the M42 screw type, they use the same adapter as you used on your LX.

12-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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Hi - I'm from Seattle, too. Waving to you from Ballard!

12-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ptr_Mrtn Quote
Why not shoot film?? The dynamic range and beautiful grain is unmatched!
sorry, I made another post to the film SLR section... Anyway to answer your question I've regressed from being a serious photographer to being casual digital/point and shoot...
12-09-2014, 04:12 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, the lenses would be a great find and still compatible with modern digital Pentax bodies, hint hint.

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