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09-08-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Pentax LX Parts no longer available

I would add that in common with most of the older Pentax cameras Pentax no longer has parts available, to my knowledge. Given its age one can expect the light seals to be deteriorated, and of course there is the sticky mirror syndrome. Since it was Pentax's most truly professional camera CLAs and repairs tend to be expensive.

I also have the AF400 "potato masher" flash (102 watt-second) which is TTL with the LX. This makes a wonderful kit for sports, weddings, etc, since that flash gives good reach, and with the C-cell battery pack gives many, many flashes.

The unspoken question is, of course, why oh why didn't Pentax continue the LX's development? They built a Nikon F3 killer and then ....


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