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12-10-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Hello from Illinois!

Iím an old Pentax user that has just returned to the fold with a black MX and 50/1.4.

Back when I was a teen in the mid 1970s, my first 35mm SLR was a used SP500. I was chasing every fire truck that I could and getting things published, and by my junior year I had scraped up enough to buy my first brand new gear - a pair of black MXes with motors and nicad packs. I was so broke after buying those that I was restricted to using the 50 off my SP with a K mount adapter on one and a truly horrible Soligor 80-200ish zoom on the other. I did eventually pick up both new 50/1.7 and 105/2.8 lenses, but just over a year later I had to sell the Pentax gear when I got my first staff position and needed to be able to use pool lenses.

Iíve always missed the MXes, I really bonded with them during the short time I had them. I still use film on occasion (with Nikons, Leica M, Oly OMs, Mamiya 645) and Iíve been casually looking for a decent black MX for a few years now. Iíll be sending the body and lens off to Knoxville for a spa treatment, and Iím also looking out for a clean MX Winder - I donít want or need a motor this time, but I do remember how much better my MXes felt with the motorís grip. Iím probably going to keep an eye out for a very few additional lenses, too - another 105/2.8 would be nice, I remember it fondly.

Hi!

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Welcome aboard Ken. If you are dedicated, you might want to peruse our MarketPlace here in your search for the items you want.

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Welcome to the forums from someone who grew up in Le Roy, IL

Lots of friendly people here

As was mentioned, check the market place if you are looking for anything

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Welcome to the forum. Hope you have a scanner so we can see some pictures.
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Thanks to all!

QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
Welcome to the forums from someone who grew up in Le Roy, IL

Lots of friendly people here

As was mentioned, check the market place if you are looking for anything
Iíve been to Le Roy! Itís been years, though - Iím north of I-80.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your quest for more kit.

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Greetings from about 200 miles SW of the Burbs, but still in the northern half of Illinois!
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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
Greetings from about 200 miles SW of the Burbs, but still in the northern half of Illinois!
Most people don't understand that Illinois stretches from North of NYC to South of Virginia Beach VA

Not quite 400 miles north to south

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
Most people don't understand that Illinois stretches from North of NYC to South of Virginia Beach VA

Not quite 400 miles north to south
Springfield is pretty near the north-south midpoint, and I'm a good 90-plus-minute drive north of there.
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Hi from Australia Ken, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.
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Welcome from a decent bike ride's distance from Wisconsin! (distance, not ease of ride)

There's a few of us in the Chicagoland area.
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Hi Ken, welcome to the forum!
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