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06-24-2018, 08:21 AM   #1
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Choose from any of eight Pentax film bodies, flat $10 shipped in US

I was a die-hard film shooter (and collector) for some time until catching the stereophotography bug, and that's what finally pushed me over the edge into full time digital.

So the following bodies are available for $10 each, shipped in the U.S. I'd rather not consider international sales at this time. This is essentially just covering the cost of packing and USPS postage. If there are homes for any of these, I'd like them to find those homes.

Except for the ZX-5's known inoperative popup flash, condition in all cases should be considered working last I knew, since I haven't been shooting film for a while. The manual bodies like the KM are easy to test and have confidence in. Auto exposure in, say, the ME Super SE, is a little harder to be sure of; but fully testing those would require burning a roll of film. Anyway at the price, I think the arrangement should be that if you're a contributing forum member in good standing and you get a clunker unexpectedly, you'll let me know and I'll just refund and let you keep it. [[don't take advantage of me]]

Pentax KM -- sold
Pentax Franken-KM (top plate and pentaprism from K1000; advance lever from spotmatic; gray griptac skin), much used and loved -- sold
Pentax Franken-ME-Super-SE with finger grip and film door from donor Super Program -- sold
Pentax MV-1 -- sold
Pentax P30n -- sold
Pentax P30t -- sold
Pentax ZX-10 - has a fresh mirror motor gear, should be good for years of use -- sold
Pentax ZX-30 - I acquired this expecting to do the usual gear repair, but it was fine, and I've shot several rolls with it. really an excellent camera for A- and FA- type lenses -- sold
Pentax ZX-5 - has a fresh mirror motor gear (condition note: popup flash does not fire, but hotshoe works) -- sold

I'll add pictures of these as requested.

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edit: Franken-ME-Super-SE pictures, per requests from two users. The film door and the front finger grip are both from a Super Program. The timer lever has been shortened to allow it to rotate past the grip. Note that the grip is attached with epoxy; the screw which had been used to attach it to the other body has no function here.




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edit: P30n & P30t pictures requested via PM earlier today. The P30t wasn't in the original list, but is available on the same terms as the rest. The P30n is new-looking, and has a strap and I think the original eyecup. The P30t might have a few more miles on it, and lacks the eyecup and strap. Both are in great functional shape.

re-edit: P30n is sold, P30t still available





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edit: someone has requested pictures of the ZX-30. It comes with the pictured strap. There's a date back which reads blank; probably it needs a battery, CR2025 type. I also have a 4xAA adaptor that works with this (or any of the ZXes listed here); add $10 to include it with the camera.





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edit: a look at the Franken-KM, in answer to two requests.

re-edit: this one is now sold





As to why this one was cobbled together so: the KM had been an as-is ebay purchase. It arrived with the top plate crumpled and the pentaprism cracked in a way that had been visible through the viewfinder. Since I had a K1000 on hand with unrelated issues, I combined the two to make this. (The Spotmatic lever replacement was unnecessary whimsy - I just liked how it looked.)
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For now I'm still reserving the following for my own future use: silver MX with blue cameraleather.com skin; K1000SE with red cameraleather.com skin; ZX-5n with replaced mirror motor gear (real workhorse, that camera); Spotmatic SP refurbished by Eric and wearing textured green skin from Aki-Asahi. If you find yourself jonesing for one of these, PM me for pictures and to discuss offers, but for now my priority is finding homes for as many as possible of the bodies listed at the top of this post.


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HI there i signed up just to ask about this. Is the KM in good condition? Iím new to film cameras and i have a camera (pentax MG) that iím sending to eric(?) for repairs
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HI there i signed up just to ask about this. Is the KM in good condition? I’m new to film cameras and i have a camera (pentax MG) that i’m sending to eric(?) for repairs
Alas, the KM was the first to sell! Sorry about that.

-- edit -- but I just added an MV-1 to the list, which I think is pretty similar to the MG.

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The MV-1 is nice for a simple film camera. I stick a flash on mine for indoor family snapshots.

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Both of the KM bodies are now sold.

edit: so is the ZX-5.

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Bump, with pictures added of P30n & P30t by request. Yes, the P30t is an addition - same price/terms as the others.
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The P30n is spoken for. Availability list has been updated at top of the thread.

---------- Post added 06-29-18 at 11:34 AM ----------

MV-1 and ZX-10 are sold! Thanks to all who are helping me declutter and please the spousal unit.

The sale post has been updated, but to recap here, the Franken-ME-Super-SE, P30t, and ZX30 remain, and the ZX30 appears to be teetering on the edge of being claimed.

---------- Post added 06-29-18 at 08:49 PM ----------

P30t and ZX30 are tentatively sold. Any takers on the ME Super SE?


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Congratulations, you practically sold all of them.

Thanks for your time and have a good day.

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Pm sent on the super.

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Pictures of ME Super SE are posted per two user requests.

---------- Post added 06-30-18 at 01:00 PM ----------

My excessive film camera collection is officially no more! Thanks all.

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