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10-10-2014, 09:06 AM   #2086
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BTW, there are circuit boards that drain the battery quickly but some OM4T's may have been updated with newer boards that didn't consume as much juice. If you put the switch on battery test and it stops beeping in about 30seconds then you have the newer board.


Thanks Les, yes, It stops after 30 seconds or so.

I have a LX that is "hospitalized" with Eric Hendrickson and I have never been able to use it, I bought it and it has the sticky mirror thing, but I like how it feels in my hands a lot!

One of the cameras I like the most, and the one I shoot the most with is the Minolta X-570. it is so well built, perfect weight, awesome metering etc...

I have a black MX which I started using and after 10 shutter clicks, the courtain gots stuck

So, the cameras I use the most / the ones I like the most are: Minolta X-570, olympus OM-2N, Pentax K2, and Nikon F3

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Have you ever been compelled to complete some sets?

I was . . .

Taken on Agfa Ultra 100. I got the K1000SE first, then the KX, KM and finally the K2.


Taken on Agfa Ultra 100. I got these in the order of FM, FM2 then FM3.
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The MX was my gateway camera. That huge bright viewfinder opened my eyes to the manual focus world!
I think the MX is probably the perfect metered manual SLR body. I can think of nothing I'd change about it.
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nice collection, you miss the k2dmd...when I'm home I'll try to take a nice pic of my five pentax Ks.

QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Have you ever been compelled to complete some sets?

I was . . .

Taken on Agfa Ultra 100. I got the K1000SE first, then the KX, KM and finally the K2.


Taken on Agfa Ultra 100. I got these in the order of FM, FM2 then FM3.


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Have you ever been compelled to complete some sets?

I have always been, but not my pocket hehehe....

I will post a few pictures of the sets I have... I don't have the KM, and I have a FM2N but it received a hit while on transit.
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I think the MX is probably the perfect metered manual SLR body. I can think of nothing I'd change about it.
I thought this myself for some time, but after using the P3 series, I now find that the small window that lets me see if film is loaded, and what kind is loaded is a feature I want on the MX. Another quality of the P3 series I would really appreciate on the MX is the polycarbonate body, that needs no seals. Lighter weight, strong and the seals never give up.
Other than those two I agree, the MX is a GREAT manual camera. My favorite 35mm, indeed.
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Have you ever been compelled to complete some sets?

I was . . .

Taken on Agfa Ultra 100. I got the K1000SE first, then the KX, KM and finally the K2.
Yeah, I'm fighting that right now actually. I've got the K1000SE and the K2 but I'm really getting the twitch for a black KX. But then I'd need to go ahead and get the KM also wouldn't I? The K2DMD is getting harder and harder to find, so I don't hold out much there. Hopefully I'll use a little restraint and stay where I am. I need to spend my money on glass and film anyway.

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I think the MX is probably the perfect metered manual SLR body. I can think of nothing I'd change about it.
Yep...Simple, small and built like a bank vault door. Love it.
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nice collection, you miss the k2dmd...when I'm home I'll try to take a nice pic of my five pentax Ks.
Until I get the K2DMD, I will justify the lack of it as it wasn't released in 1975 as the others . . .

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One more collection, the motorized crew . . .

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Until I get the K2DMD, I will justify the lack of it as it wasn't released in 1975 as the others . . .
Well neither the K1000 as far as I remember.

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One more collection, the motorized crew . . .
The F-1N is indeed a fearsome machine towering all the competitors!

Just today I received a book very difficult to procure today:

http://web.archive.org/web/20041024215419/http://www.canonfd.com/newf1world/nf1w_p000.jpg

It's also a new camera day because I received the first mini-SLR that went in production, the Krystall, a KMZ camera, basically a Zorki 6 without rangefinder and with a pentaprism...what Leica should have done but never did.



We are in the Pentax MX range, the Krystall is taller though, and much heavier:



It's a dirty little camera very crude, no instant mirror, no screen etc...here with its rangefinder sibling:


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Hope you'll forgive the intrusion of a digital body, since this was set up to be a family portrait of all my 50's
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Well neither the K1000 as far as I remember.
These lists the K1000 as 1975 - MF Bayonet and http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/bodies/film_K/K1000.html
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It's also a new camera day because I received the first mini-SLR that went in production, the Krystall, a KMZ camera, basically a Zorki 6 without rangefinder and with a pentaprism...what Leica should have done but never did.
We are in the Pentax MX range, the Krystall is taller though, and much heavier:
It's a dirty little camera very crude, no instant mirror, no screen etc...here with its rangefinder sibling:
That stylized prism is very cool. Is it functional?

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Hope you'll forgive the intrusion of a digital body, since this was set up to be a family portrait of all my 50's
Nice family portrait!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
That stylized prism is very cool. Is it functional?
Yeah, I noticed that as well...It's art deco. Very cool...
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
These lists the K1000 as 1975 - MF Bayonet and K1000
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That stylized prism is very cool. Is it functional?

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Nice family portrait!
As far as I know the K1000 was introduced in 1976 as a replacement for the SP1000, that like the K1000 doesn't have self timer and DOF, and came with the Takumar 55m f2.0 (unlike my Spotty F that had the f1.8 as well as my KM, my understanding is that the K 55mm f2.0 was just offered with the first K1000):

Pentax K1000 - Camerapedia

The KM was meant to be the equivalent of the Spotmatic F, the LX an upscale Spotmatic F with better metering and the K2 the "professional model" with electronic shutter.

2) What do you mean with "functional"? There is a pentaprism inside, but nobody liked the finish and the ribs, so the model had a short lifespan and was re-introduced with normal chrome finish, smooth pentaprism and rebranded as "Zenit 3M"...it became a big success unlike the Kristall, almost one milion of 3M made:

Zenit 3M - Camerapedia

But I always preferred the original Kristall, yesterday I shot a roll and I found so primitive yet fun to use....of course the first Spotmatic appeared just two years later and it was space age in comparison to these SLRs.
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but nobody liked the finish and the ribs,
I don't care for the finish either, but those ribs?? Likey. That little camera looks like it weighs five pounds.
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