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06-30-2021, 10:07 AM - 1 Like   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sunnyguy365 Quote
I am glad I found this forum, I am quite taken by a system camera and the market seems to bl flooded with the "N" word and little around the Pentax and especially the LX. Are there any pitfalls I should look out for when looking for one? Many thanks!
Try to find one that has been recently serviced by someone reliable. The are various seals etc. that'll need changing on older models and there are very people with the spares to do that now.

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Thanks for info.
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Though mentioned earlier in this thread I did not see a link to the mir.com Pentax LX pages so here it is:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/index.htm

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Though mentioned earlier in this thread I did not see a link to the mir.com Pentax LX pages so here it is:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/index.htm

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thanks

it is in the first post under this

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Pentax LX - The Camera Body

but no harm in posting the link again


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An interesting fact about the LX Auto feature: Since the auto exposure circuitry works off the light reflected off the film (or pressure plate), it won't work with the back door open. Something else I noticed that may be related to this, is that it takes time for the auto feature to function after the lens cap is removed. It is as if a charge (capacitor?) needs to build up from light coming through the lens, and reflecting off the pressure plate, before the circuitry can function. After that it is perfect in its long exposures. Having the cap off for a brief time in light, seems to do this if the camera has been sitting in the dark for some time. Once the "charge" is there, the timer works as it should, otherwise it just fires instantly. Mind you, the pressure plate has a different reflection value to film one needs to consider.
I would be interested to hear what your LX does in the dark if it has had the cap on for a few days.
A quick edit to #52 post. The shutter auto timing problem was cured by rotating both the ASA dial and the speed selector several times to clear oxidation from the contacts. The only other problem I encountered was after using mirror lock-up. Mirror lock_up worked fine initially then, after de-selecting lock-up and firing the shutter, the mirror stayed up. It could be released by using (opening) the shutter advance, but the problem of mirror locking up after each shot, persisted. I then switched the control lever over to Timer and eventually whatever was in this complicated mechanism reset. The depth of field operation has no issues regardless and is safe to use. After trying a couple more "lock-ups of the mirror" and the problem persisting, I decided never to use this feature again; the mechanism seems rather frail. The rugged Spotmatic and K series plus MX seem to me to be the most trustworthy film Pentax's
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Who currently services the LX? I thought this would be beneficial to add to this thread.

From reading through several other discussions, I've found:
  • Harrow Technical in the UK
  • Rene at Service Camera Pro in Montreal, Canada (six month warranty)
  • Ryan at Pro Camera in Charlottesville, VA
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QuoteOriginally posted by builttospill Quote
Who currently services the LX? I thought this would be beneficial to add to this thread.

From reading through several other discussions, I've found:
  • Harrow Technical in the UK
  • Rene at Service Camera Pro in Montreal, Canada (six month warranty)
  • Ryan at Pro Camera in Charlottesville, VA
In this other thread ( Where to send an LX for repair? - PentaxForums.com ) Forum user gr8tdane24 had his serviced sometime around April 2022 at ICT (https://ictcamera.com/ ) by Jim holman. I just sent mine out this past weekend to them for evaluation and CLA. The previous thread said it cost them about $250 USD with an estimated 2 week turnaround. I'll follow up and let you know how it goes for me.

Also, Garry's Camera (Garry's Camera Repair ) doesn't have it listed on their site, but when I emailed them they said they worked on them and that the estimate was $88. Something tells me that doesn't include changing seals though. Regardless of reason it seemed a little low to me. But maybe I'm just used to over paying.

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