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01-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Which SLR to buy?

I have the opportunity to buy the ZX-M, Zx-10, Zx-50, and ZX-60. I have already had the ZX-M and liked it. I dont mind the full manual, though auto focus would be nice. I do want a camera that I can attach as many lenses as possible, mostly for greatest selection or apertures/options.

What do you guys think?

01-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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Take a look at the film camera comparison chart over at I believe those cameras have some lens limitations.
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could you link that Adam? I find nothing at mostphotos (a microstock agency isn't it)
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Unfortunately the ZX/MZ series cameras you mentioned are not particularly reliable.
Nearly any other Pentax SLR, AF or manual focus, would be a better choice in this respect.


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Check the mount type - afair the ZX-M and ZX-10 are the only non-crippled bodies on your list.

I used the ZX-10 for a few years, until the selection rocker switch developed a problem. It is fairly basic and limited, and the auto focus can behave in a crude manner (slam from one focus stop to the other), but it is a nice cam.

I'd agree with Chris that there are better Pentaxes to be had.
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Mz-s, pz-1p, mz-6, mz-5n.

I have a MZ-7 I want to sell. It has a new mirror motor installed and you'll have peace of mind not to worry about mirror getting stuck.

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