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01-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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I nearly fainted when I saw the Mz-M's dials

I fell in LOVE, but there are a couple issues, just how much brighter is the penta prism instead of the mirror, is it that big of a deal? And I'm assuming the AutoFocus will be pretty fast and accurate considering it's a later model correct?

Is there any Pentax Film Body that has a penta prism with the same dial configuration? Or close to it? I LOVE full manual look of the Mz-M, it reminds me to a T of my old Chinon-CE5 where you turn the dial to the shutter speed... soooo .... drools.....

What's the difference between the Mz-S and Mz-m I noticed it's 300$...

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01-05-2010, 12:44 AM   #2
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MZ-S is top of MZ cameras line. MZ-M is bottom of MZ cameras line... You can look up the specs on Boz's site.
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I am thinking about the MZ-3 since it's a step down it may be cheaper and it has the dials I prefer..
01-05-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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The MZ-M was Pentax's replacement for the venerable K1000 (which had been in production for 21 years - longest production run of any camera.)

Sadly, Pentax never put into production a camera that was even sexier than the MZ-M or MZ-S...the MZ-1

Magnificient bit of kit, that.


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