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05-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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I think I got CBA now! Another body bought!

I think I've gone cuckoo and bought another film body.
As I said before, I've been wanting to go back to film and the result of that was a couple of SLR bodies (4) and a Rangefinder.
Now, since one of the SLR bodies that is an AF is still in the works (repair), I have bought another AF body.
I wanted an AF body so I can use my AF lenses on it.
I wanted a ZX-L/MZ-6 but can't seem to pull the trigger on those 'coz I'm always thinking at the back of my mind that I have to replace the shutter motor..plus I am still working on a ZX-5n and am nearly frustrated with it.
So now, I bought a PZ-1P! Tadaaaaa..!!!
I have seen the reviews and finally I was able to get one for I price I could afford.
It is now in the mail and am anxiously waiting for it.
The battery as I know is 2CR5. I really haven't had any experience with this type of battery and would like to know if the rechargeable ones work?
Are the regular ones better or will I actually save more on getting a rechargeable one?
Apart from that, I think I don't have any more concerns.
Any more things I should know about or to look out for with this camera? Any quirks?
I've seen something like a battery grip too or just an additional grip?
Is it of any use? Any input would be appreciated.

05-09-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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Congrats with your PX-1p!

2CR5's last a long time so I don't think it is worth while thinking about rechargeables - if such exist at all.
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I have two PZ-1p! They are big honking cameras but they work so nicely. I managed recently to get the grip for it too. Very nice system. Congrads with your new best friend. I'm still working on the original battery too. They do tend t last quiet a while.
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I have two PZ-1p! They are big honking cameras but they work so nicely. I managed recently to get the grip for it too. Very nice system. Congrads with your new best friend. I'm still working on the original battery too. They do tend t last quiet a while.
Where can one get the grip?
I have read on the web that they are hard to come by?

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Congrats with your PX-1p!

2CR5's last a long time so I don't think it is worth while thinking about rechargeables - if such exist at all.
Thanks!
I did a search here on the forums and found a similar query about these rechargeables (circa 2007 was the post) and he (I don't recall who) was asking about them since if you don't use your camera everyday, it happens when he picks it up again, the charge of the original batts are already drained so he was thinking about getting rechargeables.
There actually are available rechargeables (500-600mAh) with about 1/3 the juice of the throwaways.
I've read on the camera review section about these too so I also inquired about it on my post.
I hope somebody who has used them could chime in on this.
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congratulation!

dont forget to put the picture of the camera

here

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/57517-introduc...lm-pentax.html

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congratulation!

dont forget to put the picture of the camera

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/57517-introduc...lm-pentax.html

I will!
It will be a Pentax Family since I have the MX, Super Program, Super-A, ZX-5n (in repair) and this PZ-1P.
I've got quite a few to compose a family portrait!
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My PZ-1P arrived a couple of days ago and I'm not disappointed one bit!
Now, I just have to learn using the thing since it didn't come with a user's manual.
I've downloaded the manual but reading it off the monitor is not easy.
I think I'll just try to buy one if it is available and affordable.
It would be easier to learn by having the manual beside me and holding the camera on the other.
I guess I will need new lenses too for Full Frame. Another LBA..

P.S. *Flash news..I just bought an FA-J 18-35mm now..

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