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11-04-2009, 08:37 AM   #16
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What can this camera do that my MZ-3 isn't capable of? Sell me on it.

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I'll take the grip for $100 if it's still available! PM sent.
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I've never had an MZ-3, but I hear it is a very nice camera. What can the MZ-S do that it can't? Higher top shutter speed, mirror lock-up, print exposure information onto the film outside the viewing area... these are a few things. Plus the handling is amazing, with a green button --> back to auto mode with one press, then can adjust to manual with changing any setting - not sure if other top line cameras share this hypermanual functioning.

Does all that make it worth the upgrade? That's up to you and how you shoot. For me, shooting film is all about messing around with old gear and trying out new (old) things. If I always needed the best results, I would be using this camera every time.

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To add, the build quality is also much superior without the fear of random plastic gear breakdowns in all the other MZ/ZX cameras.
The built-in grip on the body also makes it easier to hold (IMO) with heavier lenses.

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I'll second the comments above about the grip. The built in grip is well sculpted and even with my fairly large hands feels very comfortable. Ergonomics of this camera are top notch and I actually prefer them to my K10D. The only exception being that I wish they would have worked aperture control into the body(I like using the ring on the lens, but an option would have been nice).
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There is some percolating interest, but nothing definite as yet. Let me know if you want it.

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Well, after a check of ongoing eBay activity, price is up to $499 for the camera and grip. Still a bargain, still a great camera.
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I did check out all 19 Pentax Functions, all except wireless flash support, and they all worked perfectly.

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A little bump, still available.
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Now available on eBay, statring at 99 cents!

Pentax MZ-S 35mm Camera with Battery grip BG-10 - nice! - eBay (item 180434458955 end time Nov-28-09 18:30:04 PST)
11-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #26
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On your ebay listing, you do not sell overseas...
11-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #27
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Yes, I do! But I don't pre-specify a shipping rate because it can vary. I think it says in my (overly wordy?) ad that I will be happy to mail it overseas. Cut and pasted from above, in fact!

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Strange, I can't get that "Ships to: United States" box to change despite attempted revisions.
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Black Friday Bump - one day left on the 'bay, a great price right now....
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Sold via eBay, thanks.
 

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