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07-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Suggestions for an AF body.

I would like to buy a <$100 AF body that will meter with my manual focus lenses. I have 1 K mount and 1 SM and am looking to add a AF lens in the future. I'm not looking for top self stuff. My criteria are 1. No melting plastic models that get sticky over time, 2. DOF preview would be nice, 3. Eyesight diopter, 4. A custom menu with leader out on rewind would be nice but not a killer, 5. A black model would be nice. The last body I bought cause I inherited a good 50mm lens was a Maxxum 70, a nice little body with a strong plastic shell, but I'm not going to add lenses and build another system. I just want something AF for AF lens acquisitions.

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PZ-1, you should be able to get one for less than $120.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wacrider Quote
I would like to buy a <$100 AF body that will meter with my manual focus lenses. I have 1 K mount and 1 SM and am looking to add a AF lens in the future. I'm not looking for top self stuff. My criteria are 1. No melting plastic models that get sticky over time, 2. DOF preview would be nice, 3. Eyesight diopter, 4. A custom menu with leader out on rewind would be nice but not a killer, 5. A black model would be nice. The last body I bought cause I inherited a good 50mm lens was a Maxxum 70, a nice little body with a strong plastic shell, but I'm not going to add lenses and build another system. I just want something AF for AF lens acquisitions.
Any of the cheap MZ's can be had for $20 sometimes. Good film. Good lens. M and/or AV and you're there.
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I have several AF film bodies in my collection and want to clean out the duplicate ones: two MZ-5N and one MZ-7, all have up-graded mirror motor with metal gear and no other issue.
I think he is saying, discretely of course, that you should PM him...


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I think he is saying, discretely of course, that you should PM him...


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I think he is saying, discretely of course, that you should PM him...


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Yeah I know. I'm just reading right now and am looking at the MZ-3 and the PZ-1 besides the other models. The MZ-3 looks a little expensive tho. I'll entertain other offers thru email if anyone has something for sale.
I do need to know compatibility with my lenses as well.

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MZ-5/5n is good camera i think.

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