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11-07-2009, 09:29 PM   #46
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Many thanks to k100d (aka Simon) because I am now the proud owner of an MZ-S. In the end I paid $300 USD, which is in a reasonable range for my budget. (At least it's cheaper than the current going rate for an F5, but still more than an F100 fetches.)

I immediately put two rolls through it, and the experience of shooting with the MZ-S is incomparable. This is top notch kit, and truly unique. The user interface is far more like a classic manual SLR, updated for the 21st century. It's a shame Pentax haven't kept using this paradigm, I think it would work well on a DSLR and provide a nice differentiation from the other camera makers in the marketplace.

I'm sure I'll have more to share as I learn my new camera and shoot more.

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True, true, amigo. I took mine for a walk, one last spin before I was to send it to eBay... now I have to think a while. Such a nice camera!
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Right now, I'm happy with the MZ-7, but would definitely be way happier with an MZ-S!!

But the price is just not in my budget, especially since I've invested so much into the digital side already.

Btw, MZ-7 + DA*55 F1.4 = killer combo. Imagine MZ-S + DA*55.... oh man... oh man...
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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
Btw, MZ-7 + DA*55 F1.4 = killer combo. Imagine MZ-S + DA*55.... oh man... oh man...
the MZ-7 is better for DA lenses because it has inbody aperture control.

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QuoteOriginally posted by filmamigo Quote
The user interface is far more like a classic manual SLR, updated for the 21st century. It's a shame Pentax haven't kept using this paradigm, I think it would work well on a DSLR and provide a nice differentiation from the other camera makers in the marketplace.
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Pentax first DSLR, never to be marketed, the MD-S (or K-1) used the same interface. In fact, the MZ-S was derived from this digital camera....
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