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Very Low Mileage ZX-5N (MZ-5N) w/ Data Back Fg w/ AA Battery Pack Fg Marketplace Listing

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Very Low Mileage ZX-5N (MZ-5N) w/ Data Back Fg w/ AA Battery Pack Fg

Asking Price
$49.00 USD

Item Location
Massachusetts (United States)

Item Description

The ZX-5N/MZ-5N, produced from 1997 to 2005, was a very popular "retro" style film camera body (using a classic control layout, having a shutter speed dial, an exposure comp dial, and levers for metering and drive modes, and employing a real pentaprism for its finder). The "N" (for "new") in the name denoted that it was an upgrade from the popular ZX-5/MZ-5, to which it added auto-bracketing, exposure lock, and DOF preview, as well as including all the original ZX-5/MZ-5 features (built-in flash, built-in winder, spot and multi-pattern metering, etc.).

This copy of the ZX-5N was originally sold as a "ZX-5N Quartz Date" model, meaning that the ZX-5N body was packaged with the optional Data Back Fg attached in place of a "plain" back. The Data Back Fg allowed for the recording of the month, day, and year (in multiple formats), or nothing at all, on prints and slides.

This copy of the ZX-5N also comes with the optional Battery Pack Fg, which attaches to the bottom of the body and allows the use of 4 inexpensive AA alkaline batteries rather than 2 expensive lithium cells. [Nowadays this "battery pack" might instead be called a "battery grip", since it also slightly improves handling with the body, especially with larger and/or heavier lenses.]

This particular ZX-5N was bought new and was my wife's last film body (her first one being a Super Program), and it had been used very little before she switched over to an *ist DS digital body. I just checked it out with 4 AA's and a "dummy" roll of never-developed-but-reused-over-and-over film that I use for mechanically exercising and/or testing old film bodies, and everything still seems to be in great shape. [Please note that I did not develop the film or examine any resulting prints, however.]

Included with the ZX-5N (and its Data Back Fg and Battery Pack Fg) are the original "ZX-5" strap (with a cute little strap-mounted "holster" for the eyepiece blind, still inside the "holster"), the original body cap, the original operating manuals for the camera body and the Battery Pack Fg, the original 22-page sales brochure for the ZX-5N, and the original box (minus the UPC code, cut out for use with a rebate offer, as I recall). [Please note that there is no operating manual for the Data Back Fg (which came already installed on the body).]

If you have any questions, please send me a PM.

Pictures of the lens and its matching accessories follow -

Thanks for your interest in this nice Pentax ZX-5N camera body.

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Item Condition (Key)
Like New

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$12.00 USD

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Buyer has a 14-day privilege to return the ZX-5N and its accessories if it is not as described (or if it were DOA).

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

Last edited by fwcetus; 01-04-2016 at 04:15 PM.
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---------- Post added Jan 10th, 2016 at 10:47 ----------

Possible sale in progress . . .

---------- Post added Jan 11th, 2016 at 12:18 ----------

Cam has been SOLD.

Last edited by fwcetus; 01-10-2016 at 12:46 PM.

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