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12-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Nice looking KX on eBay

Not my listing and not buying it but I think these don't come up too often? Anyway FYI.
Lot of Vintage Asahi Pentax KX 35mm Film Camera with 3 Lenses Manual SLR | eBay

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Pretty frequently actually...one sold for around 40. just a few days ago. They're not that uncommon. (fortunately) The black ones are a little harder to come by and command a little more depending on the shape but the chrome ones are pretty common.
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Pretty frequently actually...one sold for around 40. just a few days ago. They're not that uncommon. (fortunately) The black ones are a little harder to come by and command a little more depending on the shape but the chrome ones are pretty common.
Good to know, thanks.
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You're welcome...I spend too much time on e-bay.

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TBH as long as the light meter is accurate, all shutter speeds work without capping, and everything else works with a roll of "dummy" film (I keep a very out of date roll just for this) I'd just replace the light seals/mirror foam and put a cheap roll of film in to test it. If that reveals a problem then by all means send it off, but often they don't need any attention.

These cameras are a lot more robust than people seem to think. None of mine have had professional attention and they all work perfectly. The only faults I've had on my KXs are a non-functioning aperture window (repaired by bending part of the periscope so the mirrors lined up) and a stuck self timer (just kept wiggling the lever and eventually it sprang into life, still works). The latter one was absolutely filthy on the outside and consumed a lot of cotton buds and cleaning fluid to bring it up to a condition where I was happy to have it near my face, but the mechanical side was still clicking away merrily!
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