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08-24-2011, 06:52 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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1981 Review of the Pentax LX

I figure there may be interest in seeing this Pop Photo review conducted in August 1981.



Review in 3.5Meg PDF file -> http://www.fototime.com/BEC02372CEA2E0E/orig.pdf

Anyone know if there was a Modern Photography review of the LX that I can be on the lookout for?

I am also interested in other magazine reviews of the MX or others too if you know the magazine and date or if anyone else posted others.

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Wow, that's cool! They certainly included some interesting metrics (vibration, noise) in the charts in this review!

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How about they actually disassemble to determine it's internal build quality!
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I miss those old style reports done by magizines like that. You never see a newer D-slr taken apart to see the build quaility. I quess once something major goes on a newer D-slr camera that is out of warrenty, it just gets replaced nowadays.

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Too bad the magazine is awful now.
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Super excellent, thank you
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I almost always agreed with Norman Goldberg's technical evaluations when I took Pop Photo in the 70s-80s. No such resource today...
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This is amazing! especially the stripdown section; it's interesting how in-depth a camera review could be even when image quality wasn't a factor in the cameras

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Look at the lenses he used with it in the review! M 85 f/2, 28 f/2, 50 f/1.2! What a dream trio.


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Super excellent, thank you
I've seen your countless posts from old magazines so it is good to be able to return the favor!
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This is amazing! especially the stripdown section; it's interesting how in-depth a camera review could be even when image quality wasn't a factor in the cameras
I would like to justify my acquisitions to myself - and to my CFO, that the camera body is a very important factor in image quality! Aferall, if I hated the body, it is not likely I would use it . . .
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I’m really intrigued by the belt attached secondary strap rig shown (even though it wasn’t a part of the review.) that looks like a very simple and effective way of securing your camera. all in all, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an in-depth review. its a real shame that magazines don’t offer such today, and yet they expect people to still shell out 5-6 bucks for them? ha, no thanks.
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I was wondering what you were referring too regarding that strap rig - it was the hip clip!
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Too bad the magazine is awful now.
Their major competitor at the time was Modern Photog who had Kepler. In the mid-80s they assimilated Modern Photog including Kepler. It has been downhill since.
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Yeah, I read Modern Photography. I stopped buying after Pop Photo absorbed them.
Sure wish there was something like that today for us film holdouts.

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