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01-17-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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LX body sold for...

USD1365 on e-Bay!!! Amazing.

01-17-2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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...and this one sold an hour earlier for $162 -- give it a CLA and it would be as good as the other one! Ebay is insane, no doubt about it.

Pentax LX Body - eBay (item 160199280604 end time Jan-16-08 17:09:51 PST)
01-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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perhaps the reason for the difference could be noted from this from bdimitrov's pentax k-mount website

The LX is Pentax's most advanced manual focus camera. To begin with, it supports just about every imaginable "pro" feature of its time: mechanical construction, support for fully mechanical operation, extreme reliability and durability, DOF preview, MLU, TTL flash, interchangeable screens, a large system of accessories, etc. But the LX stands out (even by today's standards) as it also features interchangeable viewfinders, a light meter with extreme low-light sensitivity, off-the-film metering (OTF) for ambient exposures, and dust- and moisture-proof seals on every button and dial.

Because of the OTF metering, no exposure adjustment is needed when a different screen or viewfinder is in use, and no viewfinder blind is necessary for long exposures. These advantages paired together with the sophisticated metering turn the LX into the preferred camera for a large variety of applications. For example, the LX is capable of taking extremely long metered exposures and achieving correct exposure even if the lighting conditions change during the exposure. The body is the center of an elaborate photographic system that features interchangeable viewfinders, motors, winders, grips, etc. Exposure compensation is in 1/3 EV steps, and there is an optical aperture readout in the viewfinder.

Prices for used units range between US $300 and US $650, and a CLA starts at US $150.

The gold LX is a special edition body commemorating the 10 millionth Pentax SLR camera. Only three hundred of these 24-carat gold-plated units were manufactured. Each one was sold in a set with the gold SMC 50/1.2 Gold lens.

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