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01-05-2021, 12:51 PM - 1 Like   #7501
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Seconded!! Though a nice black K2DMD would look nice in between those two...

Here's my own black MX with a Vivitar 28mm f/2


New year's Day snaps with the MX and Vivitar 28mm f/2
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
Do I recognise that little black MX

I was never into the K2 series (although I could be tempted) - I have been looking for an excellent condition black KX for many years - never seen a decent one at a non-obscene price

01-05-2021, 04:55 PM - 8 Likes   #7502
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Flash on parade

I had a boring and cold winter evening here in Norway.... Digging out flashes, and trying to match with time correct bodies.

Top left to right:
  • Pentax Auto-110
  • Pentax 645 with AF280T on a hot shoe grip, with sync cord B
  • Pentax MX with AF240Z
  • Pentax z1-p with AF-500FTZ
  • Pentax LX with AF400T with sync cord C
  • Pentax Super A with AF130P
Bottom shelf left to right:
  • Heiland Pentax H2 with Asahi Pentax Flash Gun
  • Asahiflex IIb with Asahiflex flash gun
  • Pentax Spotmatic with Super LITE and cold shoe slip-on adapter
  • Pentax Spotmatic II with Super-Lite II
  • Pentax ES II with Autorobo

I have not included my AF160C. Pic taken with K-3, on-cam flash as controller and AF-540FCZ as slave towards an umbrella.

The collection is not complete, but I don't think it ever will be
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01-05-2021, 05:54 PM   #7503
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
I had a boring and cold winter evening here in Norway.... Digging out flashes, and trying to match with time correct bodies.



Top left to right:
  • Pentax Auto-110
  • Pentax 645 with AF280T on a hot shoe grip, with sync cord B
  • Pentax MX with AF240Z
  • Pentax z1-p with AF-500FTZ
  • Pentax LX with AF400T with sync cord C
  • Pentax Super A with AF130P

Bottom shelf left to right:
  • Heiland Pentax H2 with Asahi Pentax Flash Gun
  • Asahiflex IIb with Asahiflex flash gun
  • Pentax Spotmatic with Super LITE and cold shoe slip-on adapter
  • Pentax Spotmatic II with Super-Lite II
  • Pentax ES II with Autorobo



I have not included my AF160C. Pic taken with K-3, on-cam flash as controller and AF-540FCZ as slave towards an umbrella.



The collection is not complete, but I don't think it ever will be
It's a nice collection of some of the best Pentax bodies...I would add an MZ-S or MZ-3 to that and call it a day

01-05-2021, 08:15 PM - 1 Like   #7504
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
I had a boring and cold winter evening here in Norway.... Digging out flashes, and trying to match with time correct bodies.

Top left to right:
  • Pentax Auto-110
  • Pentax 645 with AF280T on a hot shoe grip, with sync cord B
  • Pentax MX with AF240Z
  • Pentax z1-p with AF-500FTZ
  • Pentax LX with AF400T with sync cord C
  • Pentax Super A with AF130P
Bottom shelf left to right:
  • Heiland Pentax H2 with Asahi Pentax Flash Gun
  • Asahiflex IIb with Asahiflex flash gun
  • Pentax Spotmatic with Super LITE and cold shoe slip-on adapter
  • Pentax Spotmatic II with Super-Lite II
  • Pentax ES II with Autorobo

I have not included my AF160C. Pic taken with K-3, on-cam flash as controller and AF-540FCZ as slave towards an umbrella.

The collection is not complete, but I don't think it ever will be
Good stuff!

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01-05-2021, 10:47 PM   #7505
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
I had a boring and cold winter evening [...]
*Psst! You forgot the winder on the MX!*
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QuoteOriginally posted by tonyzoc Quote
It's a nice collection of some of the best Pentax bodies...I would add an MZ-S or MZ-3 to that and call it a day
Thanks. I have plenty more bodies, but not enough flashes . And lacking the MZ-S. Considering to get one but not sure. They are expensive, and I would need to import it, adding 25% VAT.

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*Psst! You forgot the winder on the MX!*
The MX has a winder and a dial data back
01-06-2021, 07:05 AM   #7507
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Top left to right: ........ Pentax LX with AF400T with sync cord C ....
I'm nit-picking - I believe that is a Sync Cord A. The Sync Cord C was a simple 2-core connection to a standard PC socket without the auxiliary contacts and cores.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/pentax_flash_broch.pdf

It looks like the Sync Cord C was introduced a little later because it was not mentioned in this 1984 LX brochure below. I guess it was to enable the AF400T to be used on the 6x7 which never had a hot shoe receptacle nor, of course, the rather clunky Cord A connection method unique to the LX. I have had both the Cord A and B for my LX and preferred to use the B which fitted into the camera hot-shoe receptacle. I sold my Cord A.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/lx_broch.pdf


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01-06-2021, 08:06 AM   #7508
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
I'm nit-picking - I believe that is a Sync Cord A. The Sync Cord C was a simple 2-core connection to a standard PC socket without the auxiliary contacts and cores.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/pentax_flash_broch.pdf

It looks like the Sync Cord C was introduced a little later because it was not mentioned in this 1984 LX brochure below. I guess it was to enable the AF400T to be used on the 6x7 which never had a hot shoe receptacle nor, of course, the rather clunky Cord A connection method unique to the LX. I have had both the Cord A and B for my LX and preferred to use the B which fitted into the camera hot-shoe receptacle. I sold my Cord A.

http://www.lucan.org.uk/pdfs/lx_broch.pdf
Yes, my fault. Thanks for pointing it out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
It looks like the Sync Cord C was introduced a little later because it was not mentioned in this 1984 LX brochure below. I guess it was to enable the AF400T to be used on the 6x7 which never had a hot shoe receptacle nor, of course, the rather clunky Cord A connection method unique to the LX. I have had both the Cord A and B for my LX and preferred to use the B which fitted into the camera hot-shoe receptacle. I sold my Cord A.
Yeah sync cord C was more a 6x7 accessory and not a LX one. This is my AF400T with sync cord C and the 6x7 AF400T flash grip. You just mount the grip on the 6x7/67 body and connect the sync cable to either the camera or leaf shutter lens.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Thanks. I have plenty more bodies, but not enough flashes . And lacking the MZ-S. Considering to get one but not sure. They are expensive, and I would need to import it, adding 25% VAT.

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The MX has a winder and a dial data back
Is the dial data back the boxy one with the anolog clock or memo disc? I used to have one on an MX data body and sold it a long time ago. Now I have my eye out for another but I want the MX data body with it...not an easy find for sure. Sometime I peruse all the MX bodies on eBay looking for one with the two pin contacts on the bottom back....hoping someone is selling one who doesn't know what it is.

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Wow, that’s an enviable collection of Pentax goodness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tonyzoc Quote
Is the dial data back the boxy one with the anolog clock or memo disc? I used to have one on an MX data body and sold it a long time ago. Now I have my eye out for another but I want the MX data body with it...not an easy find for sure. Sometime I peruse all the MX bodies on eBay looking for one with the two pin contacts on the bottom back....hoping someone is selling one who doesn't know what it is.
Which two little pins are you refering too? can't all MX bodies be adoped to fit a data back?

My MX has the dial data back. It is worn a lot since the owner was a small town new photographer.

According to my information the dial back could be updated with new discs with new years as the first version had "91" as the highest number.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Which two little pins are you refering too? can't all MX bodies be adoped to fit a data back?



My MX has the dial data back. It is worn a lot since the owner was a small town new photographer.



According to my information the dial back could be updated with new discs with new years as the first version had "91" as the highest number.



(sorry for the poor photo)
Not that data back. There is a clock data back that has an analog clock that bayonets into the back. It's a watch with a stem that you wind. Also, rather than the clock, the is a silver disk that you can write on in pencil. The "memo" is transfered to the film. The back is usable with a cable that comes around to the flash socket, but Pentax made a dedicated MX body that had pins on the lower back base to trigger the back. There's a thread with pictures here... https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epentaxforums%...ink_source=app

Also check here under the product version MX (data). http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/bodies/film_m/mx/

And here's one on eBay for $400 but missing the memo insert
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-Data-MX-Camera-/114515288734?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

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I have a load of LX data backs like that MX one with quite a few memo and clock inserts. I assume those are interchangeable between the MX and LX backs.
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I have a load of LX data backs like that MX one with quite a few memo and clock inserts. I assume those are interchangeable between the MX and LX backs.
I would guess the inserts are interchangable. Obviously the back isn't. These are the kind of accessories very few people want or buys (except those documenting, insurance, police, etc), which gives the collector something special to get. I had one of these with an MX...I remember buying it from Brooklyn Camera Exchange in Shutterbug Ads and my poor memory is telling me I paid $70...in the early 80s. I never used it, bit I did carry the watch around like a pocket watch.

I assume Brooklyn Camera Exchange is long gone right? I got allot of stuff from them.

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