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08-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Pentax ZX-5

Here is my first roll with the ZX-5...I used Kodak Tri-X 400.
I like the look of this film

B&W Long Beach August 2011 - a set on Flickr

08-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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Hey, that's excellent! I just got the same camera and shot the same film. Really. [Insert a Dave Barry "I'm not making this up" here!]

The roll was sent off this evening and I don't anticipate the photos for a week or so. I'm not really expecting much good from it. My shots were more experimental: a few program shots, some aperture priority, some shutter, different exposure compensations, etc. But, if anything decent shows up on the prints I will gladly share!

I should add that I really enjoyed using the ZX-5. It's teamed with an F 35-70 and they are a nice duo.

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Same here...I used mostly aperture priority. But I also used my sekonic analog meter just for practice as well. The flower shots were with my 50/1.7 and the beach shots were with my vivitar 19mm.
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It is a very nice camera. I picked up one last fall. I prefer my PZ-1p though because it reminds me of my K10d. Regardless, the ZX-5 has a lot going for it.

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Here is mine. The only difference is that 5N has a DOF pre-view button. It's a versatile and durable camera. Mine has a mirror motor with metal gear. I use two old kit lenses on this camera: F35-70 and 70-210mm. I have a picture taken with this camera posted in the thread, "Cool lets see those film shots", page 392, #5876.

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08-27-2011, 08:58 PM   #6
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I have one too, although it's not fully functional anymore. The AF drive in the body died a couple of years back, and I accidentally broke a bit of the mounting flange testing a lens. So now I simply use it as a wrench (for lack of a better term) for putting PK adapters on my M42 lenses.

Here are my MZ-5 pictures over on Flickr:

Flickr: zekewhipper's stuff tagged with mz5
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Finally got my pictures from the first roll with the ZX-5. They're posted in this week's POTW thread. Take a look if you like.
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Great photographs. I have a 5n and love it.


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