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05-12-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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Returning to Pentax 35mm Film

My first "real" camera was a Pentax MX I purchased in the late 70's. Much later I got a P30t as the MX was showing its age. When I went digital I also went simple and got a Pentax Optio 550 which has been suitable for my purposes. But now I have resurrected my MX and have started to get a little more serious again. I had forgotten how rewarding film can be and how much more patient you need to be for results. Especially without one hour development in the local drug store anymore! I've always had good experiences with Pentax equipment and will probably get a Pentax DSLR body at some point. I'm looking forward to being a member of the forum.

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Especially without one hour development in the local drug store anymore!
Welcome to the forum, things tend to move a bit slower here in the Highlands, so the one hour thing seldom happened, it was always a couple of days.
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Welcome, the MX is a great little camera. If it's never been serviced you might want to consider sending it to a camera tech for a CLA (clean, lube, adjust), and this forum is a great place to find recommendations.
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Welcome, the MX is a great little camera. If it's never been serviced you might want to consider sending it to a camera tech for a CLA (clean, lube, adjust), and this forum is a great place to find recommendations.
Part of the resurrection was a trip to just such a service. Now I am looking to see if the P30t can be put back in service. I posted in the film SLR section already in the hope of getting some advice.

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Eric Hendrickson is the go-to guy for older Pentax bodies but I'm not sure about the P30t. His website is pentaxs.com

I recently had a good experience with John Titterington on an old Minolta, and he says he also works on K-mount, so you might try asking him as well. JTcamera at aol dot com.
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