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04-08-2011, 06:18 PM - 1 Like   #1
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New MZ-S for sale on Amazon

Hello,

Just thought I'd share for fellow film users that I found Idaho Camera (through Amazon) is selling a brand new MZ-S for $299. I had been looking into getting this camera for quite a while and at that price, I felt it was a pretty good deal and I thought I would let others know in case you were interested. However, there's only one left (now) so... have at it.

I'm not associated with Idaho Camera or Amazon. Just a Pentax film lover.

If it's ok to have a link, this is it:
Amazon.com: Pentax MZ-S Auto Focus SLR Body: Camera & Photo

Best to all,
- Jeff

04-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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That's a great find!
Only 1 left though...I wonder who will get this!
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For the record, it appears someone purchased the last remaining camera at that price (just so you don't think I'm crazy if you follow the link!)

Hope you enjoy!
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That was a terrific deal. Too bad they sold out.

The idahocamera.com website still lists new (?) Pentax ZX-5n bodies priced at $199.95
I wonder how many of those they have left?

Chris

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Ok, I was the one who bought that last MZ S. Thank you so much Sunny16 for that link. For those of you who are interested the bg 10 is also available from the same seller
http://http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-BG-10-MZ-S-vertical-shooting/dp/B0000A12MI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1304459540&sr=8-6

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nice I like this
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QuoteOriginally posted by mccarvindh Quote
Ok, I was the one who bought that last MZ S.
I bought the penultimate

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You'd do better in the "marketplace" section of the forum, with some photos of it. For price guidance, I see a completed listing on Ebay which fetched GBP 275 including international delivery for a nearly new and boxed model.
PENTAX MZ-S Black Body 35mm Film SLR, One Owner, NM (027075050488) | eBay

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DAMN! too late. I read the title and was going to buy it at that price. They often sell on ebay used for around 500$

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QuoteOriginally posted by sunny16 Quote
is selling a brand new MZ-S for $299.
WANT...

QuoteOriginally posted by mccarvindh Quote
Ok, I was the one who bought that last MZ S.
Too late!! *sulks in a corner*

anyway, congratulations to your new MZ-S!
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I dont know how I got so lucky, but I bought a used but very well looked after MZ-S here in Singapore last week for SG$250.. Couldn't believe my luck.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ticketty Boo Quote
Still got mine for sale and an AF500FTZ. Both mint and am open to very good offers?
Wondering if that MZ-S is still available and what would be the price?
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I'm sending one back to KEH on Monday. It's in very good shape, looks new to me. They had it rated EX+ and it was $399.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Todd Adamson Quote
I'm sending one back to KEH on Monday. It's in very good shape, looks new to me. They had it rated EX+ and it was $399.
They currently list another EX+ in stock for $399, and an EX for a little less.
KEH rarely lists MZ-S bodies; it's hard to believe they had three (at minimum).
I wonder where they all came from?

BTW why are you returning yours?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote

BTW why are you returning yours?

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I think the design and controls on the MZ-S are dreadful. I orderde it because of all the great things I hear about it, and I had high hopes. But for my personal style of shooting, it could not have been less appropriate. Obviously, it's a great piece of gear for some people, just not for me. More details in this thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/180497-what-does-mz-s-feel-like.html

I come from a heavy Nikon background, which has no doubt affected how I use a camera and what I expect it to do, and to feel like, so nothing against Pentax. I just hate the MZ-S. I've been shooting a borrowed LX for the last couple of days, and it is wonderful. I fell in love with the LX almost as fast as I hated the MZ-S. For an AF film body, for me personally, the PZ-1 beats the MZ-S handily.
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