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05-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Which Pentax film body do I want?

I have been using the Pentax ZX-30. But, I would like something a bit more robust, better built, professional, etc. I'll be using it with the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8AF APO lens. What body do you all recommend?



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05-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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I suggest a MZ-S
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MZ-S seems to be the way to go.
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A PZ-1p is also an option. Ugly as hell and not built as well as a MZ-S, but cheaper and has some advantages over an MZ-S (eg able to control aperture from the body).

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I used that lens in combination with an MZ-S. They were an absolutely perfect match. And hilarious to see beside a Nikon F100 + 80-200 f/2.8 that was twice the size!
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
A PZ-1p is also an option. Ugly as hell and not built as well as a MZ-S, but cheaper and has some advantages over an MZ-S (eg able to control aperture from the body).
Aww! The Z-1p is a beauty! Love the grip. Hotshoe next to the wrist pivot. 1/8,000 shutter (I think). Telepathic central AF. A lot to love about that camera.

I'm not getting rid of mine until Fuji stop making film. For one, my children find it fascinating.
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Thanks Guys. Another good body of mine suggested the PZ-1 too. What are they going for on the used market?

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I got mine last year for about US$120. Bargain to the extreme.

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MZ-S or MZ-6.
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