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12-09-2015, 12:33 PM   #3811
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So here's my latest and most ambitious silvering project yet:

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My most recent SLR, which makes for a nice light kit for talking on walks:




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How can that be 'light' with all that film to carry around?

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I don't think the MZ-S was a big seller, so not all that common on the used market.
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The beast.


The beauty


Both are yard sale finds.

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The beast.

The beauty

Both are yard sale finds.

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That 'blad looks spotless. The Pressman, if there are no holes at the corners of the bellows, is probably usable with minimal servicing, but those 4X5 press cameras are a bear.

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I just picked up one as well. Wasn't quite sure I was sold on it for the first while.... but the more I use it the more I appreciate it. Very DSLR-like in feel and operation, but weighs FAR less than my K3. I think it's earning a permanent place in the stable.
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Very DSLR-like in feel and operation, but weighs FAR less than my K3. I think it's earning a permanent place in the stable.
The relationship is the other way around! Many feel that the MZ-S was the pinnacle of Pentax AF SLR camera development and that the digital cameras that followed were/are sort of a hollow echo and an attempt at homage. The comment was made above by WPresto that he thought MZ-S are hard to find used due to not being popular when new. In the years, I have been active on the film forums here, I have never heard a complaint about the MZ-S except for price. They are generally expensive used and (in my understanding) very expensive new as well. That might explain the relative rarity.


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The relationship is the other way around! Many feel that the MZ-S was the pinnacle of Pentax AF SLR camera development and that the digital cameras that followed were/are sort of a hollow echo and an attempt at homage.
No, I would agree. I just draw a parallel because in my years before finally picking up a DSLR on didn't shoot at all for a decade (except the occasional point&shoot 35mm) and shot a couple old Nikons before that. My dad had a nice Minolta Maxxum which can see this type of functionality from where it sits but is not the same sort of beast. Fast forward to today, the MZ-3 I bought over the summer was the most "advanced" film camera I'd ever used, but in my mind is still firmly grounded in operation to that of the older mechanical varieties. Contrasting that with the MZ-S in my hand, it feels much more like my K-5 but even still, there isn't THAT much to it that isn't utilitarian in some regard.

So I agree - I can very much now understand why so many feel this was a pinnacle of sorts. For my money, the LX is still the king of the savanna, but as I said - this thing is earning my respect, and quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That 'blad looks spotless. The Pressman, if there are no holes at the corners of the bellows, is probably usable with minimal servicing, but those 4X5 press cameras are a bear.

When I got the blad home, I found a receipt for a CLA dated 10 months earlier tucked in the manual. Evidently the heirs are not into the photography.

The pressman is in beautiful shape. I cleaned and lubed the shutter. But it is a beast to carry around and shoot.

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Five pack. A couple need restoration.

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A quick mug shot of the newest additions ... xpost

645 + 150/3.5 + 55/2.8 + case & minor accessories ...

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A quick mug shot of the newest additions ... xpost 645 + 150/3.5 + 55/2.8 + case & minor accessories ..
Congratulations while they may not be as pretty or intuitive as their newer iterations once you get past the 1980's space invader style interface these are extremely well built and ultra reliable cameras. I have 2 of these that have been factory modified to have stop EV compensation and they are just about bullet proof.
The 55mm 2.8 is probably my favourite lens on that camera.

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