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Like New Pentax pZ-1 (flagship) AF film body - COMPLETE

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Pentax pZ-1 autofocus film body LIKE NEW AND COMPLETE.
Considered one of the best cameras that Pentax ever produced, the following review sums it up.

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I've only shot a couple autofocus film bodies before, and in addition to that my only AF body is a K10D, so there is your perspective.

Upon picking up a PZ-1 you are immediately aware of several things. The first is the footprint...PZ-1s are large. The second is that it's fairly light for its size. The third, is that it fits your hands beautifully. PZ-1s are amazingly ergonomic. Not only that, but the shutter sound is beautiful. Very crisp and positive, with just a hint of motor whine. It's like the camera sound they record that point-and-shoot digitals play through their speakers.

The PZ-1 has several features going for it that even the K10D can be jealous of. First, is the fact that the Hotshoe is off to one side. Makes one-hand handling with a flash easier and reduces red-eye. Also allows you to pop up the built-in flash and use a flashgun at the same time.

Speaking of the integrated flash, that's another thing a PZ-1 has that a K10D doesn't. There's a spotbeam built in! The PZ-1 will also use spotbeams mounted on flash units, such as the AF360FGZ. It will also talk to TTL and PTTL pentax flashes, including moving a zoom head if the flash is equipped. Convenient!

Another nice thing about it is the wicked shutter speeds...the fastest pentax flash-sync EVER at 1/250, and the fastest shutter at 1/8000. Even the K-7 can't touch that flash-sync speed.

The PZ-1s autofocus is spot-on and extremely quick. Quicker than a K10D, and more positive. It doesn't hunt as much.

Something else the PZ-1 has that none of the digitals have is Interval Shooting. Set it on a tripod, tell it to take photos at a regular interval, and it'll sit there and happily shoot every x minutes or hours, to a user-specified number of total frames.

The last thing about the PZ-1 is my favorite feature: TOTAL lens compatability. Full-manual lenses, A Lenses, DA lenses...they all work fine. Aperture rings don't scare this camera like they do the digitals or the *ist film SLR. Literally any pentax lens has full function on this camera.

Should you get this or a PZ-1p? The PZ-1p, the PZ-1s big brother, has a couple extras, like panoramic mode and a faster winder. The PZ-1 though, typically goes for about $100, so you can save a little money with one of these.

There are a couple downsides to the PZ-1. The first is that the linkage that moves the flash up and down is fragile, and many times the pop-up flashes are broken.

The other major downside to it is that it takes expensive 2CR5 lithium batteries, and there is no AA battery grip. There are however Li-ion 2CR5 rechargeables, which have roughly 1/3 the capacity of the lithium batteries, but thankfully can be reused.

Overall, the PZ-1 is a wonderful SLR. It has features that not even the new digitals have, is affordable, and fun to use.


From PentaxForums.com: Pentax Z-1/PZ-1 - Autofocus Film SLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications
This camera is priced to sell at only a bit more than average for the following reasons:
It is in "like new" condition.
It includes the full paper color manual.
It is COMPLETE: even the little plastic plugs for the sync receptacles, hot shoe slide-in cover, and viewfinder cover are there.
I include a fresh Lithium battery.

Photos coming, but this camera looks like it just came out of the box.

Will ship worldwide to PF members with good marketplace feedback.

$119 plus actual shipping cost ( your choice, fast or cheap )

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Like New

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actual cost

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7 day return policy. Selling price ( but not shipping ) refunded if not 100% happy. Buyer pays return shipping.

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


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