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05-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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what should i get Pentax Z-1 or Pentax MZ-5

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im looking for a analog camera. and i have the option these two which one should i get

mz5 is in great condition and cost a bit more the Z1 one is good condition ( not great) cost less in terms of performance and reliability which one should i opt for


05-12-2012, 03:01 AM   #2
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I think that PZ-1 is preferable. It has the hyper-P mode which is most convenient.
05-12-2012, 03:10 AM   #3
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I have a Z-1 SE and MZ-5n. Both are great but the Z-1 is definitely the better performer and ergonomically is a joy to use. The chunky grip is very satisfying.

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Both are great, build quality of the Z-1 will be better (it is older though). But it also depends on what you want. The 5n is more tradidional in it's operation. the Z-1 modern.

05-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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If it's actually ad MZ-5 without the "n", then it's better to avoid it. No DOF preview, no selectable AF points and not even a simple exposure lock. The MZ-5n has all those things, but it's still very basic compared to PZ-1.

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