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02-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #2671
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QuoteOriginally posted by dreamsof"LX" Quote
Today I received the object of a long harboured dream, in as near mint condition as it gets. body nr. starts with 0901.
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Congratulations! Mine, which has been giving me good service since the late 1980s, just died a few weeks ago...

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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
Congratulations! Mine, which has been giving me good service since the late 1980s, just died a few weeks ago...
Time to send it to Eric....
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Time to send it to Eric....
Unfortunately we have no Eric hereabouts (Vienna)... I had it parked for about one year with a local repairs man, reputed to be a Pentax specialist. When I finally managed to get it back from him, he did not want to get paid from me after having me wait for so long. The LX came with new shutter curtains but worked worse than before. I might send it to Hamburg but I'm really jealous for your Eric!
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LX lust...not good! Thanks guys :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
Unfortunately we have no Eric hereabouts (Vienna)... I had it parked for about one year with a local repairs man, reputed to be a Pentax specialist. When I finally managed to get it back from him, he did not want to get paid from me after having me wait for so long. The LX came with new shutter curtains but worked worse than before. I might send it to Hamburg but I'm really jealous for your Eric!
I send my stuff from the UK to Eric and the postage isn't too bad. If you put 'broken camera for repair' on the customs form they don't charge. K.
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I send my stuff from the UK to Eric and the postage isn't too bad. If you put 'broken camera for repair' on the customs form they don't charge. K.
I sent a MX and a SP F to Eric from France. No problems and it was cheaper for him to do the work (including postage) as compared to anything reliable that I found in France at the time. I do not think that anything special was on the customs form. J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
I sent a MX and a SP F to Eric from France. No problems and it was cheaper for him to do the work (including postage) as compared to anything reliable that I found in France at the time. I do not think that anything special was on the customs form. J
Thank you womble and Jean Poitiers for the advice--I'll give this option serious consideration!
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Afterall, the Pentax LX is the most elegant interchangeable viewfinder camera . . .



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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Afterall, the Pentax LX is the most elegant interchangeable viewfinder camera . . .
No doubt about that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Afterall, the Pentax LX is the most elegant interchangeable viewfinder camera . . .
I see a Minolta there that I am not familiar with. Do you have any information on it?
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I see a Minolta there that I am not familiar with. Do you have any information on it?
That would be the Minolta X-1, XM & XK
It's my next most comprehensive viewfinder system after the LX.


Like the Pentax LX, Minolta also made one interchangeable viewfinder 35mm SLR and released in 1972.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
That would be the Minolta X-1, XM & XK
It's my next most comprehensive viewfinder system after the LX.


Like the Pentax LX, Minolta also made one interchangeable viewfinder 35mm SLR and released in 1972.
I have four versions of the SRT cameras, and this looks to be an expensive version of these. Is it fully manual?
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I have four versions of the SRT cameras, and this looks to be an expensive version of these. Is it fully manual?
It is Minolta's first aperture priority capable camera but with full manual controls. It is the first aperture priority capable interchangeable viewfinder SLR preceeding Nikon's F3, Canon's New F-1 and Pentax LX.


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It is Minolta's first aperture priority capable camera but with full manual controls. It is the first aperture priority capable interchangeable viewfinder SLR preceeding Nikon's F3, Canon's New F-1 and Pentax LX.
Thank you, I have the Nikon F, F2, and LX, but was unaware of the Minolta XK. One learns new things every day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Thank you, I have the Nikon F, F2, and LX, but was unaware of the Minolta XK. One learns new things every day.
Savor the full glory of the XK...

The Rokkor Files - XK/XM/X-1 Series


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