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06-15-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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[SOLD] 1975 Pentax KX (Chrome) (Worldwide)

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1975 Pentax KX (Chrome)

Asking Price
75 USD (or 85 AUD)

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
One of the great classic mechanical camera that needs no intro on this forum.

Compared to a K1000, the KX of course includes the far superior metering (very responsive silicon photo diode vs. slow CDS), mirror lock-up, all-info view finder with aperture window and shutter, depth-of-field preview, battery check, shutter lock, etc!

I bought this from a UK seller on eBay last year. The camera was very well kept and it's in great condition with only signs of normal usage. There's a small ding in the pentaprism (see photo). It has never been dropped or soaked in water or anything like that.

I ran through a roll of film as recently as a month or two ago, and the pictures were all good. The self-timer is a little sluggish, but otherwise all mechanism components are working great to me. Light seals appear ok to me, though I'm no expert in this. The batteries are freshly installed, and typically lasts for years since the shutter is mechanically operated.

Only selling as I find this camera a bit too heavy for me. I prefer to shoot with the ME Super, which is a smaller package with AUTO functions, but I have really enjoyed the KX. It should belong to a more deserving home.

Any questions please ask. Thanks.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
15 USD (or 15 AUD for Aust)

Shipping Services
Registered Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy & Additional Details
No return unless found to be not matching description, in which case buyer pays return shipping for a full refund.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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06-17-2010, 07:07 AM   #2
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Bump! Lowered price and added new photo
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Final price reduction...
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Do you also have a 50mm to go with it ?

I am in Melb.

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IMO the KX is the pinnacle of Pentax mechanical 35mm SLR design.
Surely some member must want this wonderful camera...

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lol I want it but i got no pentax gear left. So hoping i can get Kx + 50mm together
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Hi VS3074, I suppose I could sell my A or M 1.7...hmm...but let me think about it first. I'm not sure I wanna part with that. If I can, I'll update the posting. Maybe someone will just buy the body by itself?
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Bump for a great body! I have one in black..someone buy this beaut!

 

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