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03-20-2011, 04:23 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Pentax MX ad 1979




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Thanks for posting Nesster.

Reminds me why I bought an MX to begin with.

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Seeing this makes me want to dust off my MX and start shooting film again.
Thanks for the find. I didn't realize I could have attached a bulk film loader. Just think of what I could have done.
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Although there are copyright issues, I'm tempted to post the MX review as well

About the only complaint was that the bright view finder had slightly low contrast, making positive focus difficult in some circumstances. This may be why I like the screen on the KX better - while it is smaller and dimmer, things pop into focus better.

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Thanks for the ad, I recently bought a functioning MX off of Ebay and just got it back from a CLA by Eric Hendrikson last night. Can't wait to run some film through it.
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Fantastic - the MX is the last Pentax I've bought and I really like using it - the meter never fails to make me happy
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These film cameras looked so cool while they were new and the black on them was still black and the chrome was still chrome.. Looking at my beaten MX today, it's a bit difficult to imagine how sexy it must have been in the 70's.
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With the M series Pentax went to thinner metal covers (for lighter weight) on their cameras.
Consequently it's hard today to find one that isn't dented or at least dimpled somewhere.

And if you own a black body camera you must either resign yourself to brassing, or put it on the shelf and never use it.
A few years ago I had a pristine black MX. It seemed just too nice to use. I was afraid I'd scratch it, so I sold it.

Some like the look of a well-worn camera. Perhaps it make them feel more like a professional photographer.
Not me. Give me a chrome (silver) body any day. They show everyday wear far less than black paint.

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I read somewhere that MX and ME Super actually had chromed plastic covers. I don't know if that is right though. But the Spotmatic is indeed much more solid.
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The original Pentax M series cameras, the MX and ME, have metal top and bottom covers.

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Ok you win.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Ok you win.
Not really. Both my MX and ME bodies have dented top covers.
Could be worse. At least they're not cracked...

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Here's a link to some parts of the 1979 review/measurements of the MX
Pentax MX review 1979::Manual Focus Lenses

And here's a link to the SMC-M lenses measured at the same time
SMC-M Pentax lens reviews 1979 40mm 28mm 100mm::Manual Focus Lenses
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
This may be why I like the screen on the KX better - while it is smaller and dimmer, things pop into focus better.
I agree! The KX screen is not the brightest of my SLRs, but it definitely is the easiest to do critical focus with.


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I wonder if the dings are repairable. Mine has one too. Maybe with a hammer?
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