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10-25-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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Which one should keep

I hardly ever use my film cameras now, I have a Z1P and an MZS,(with battery grip). Which one should I sell?

10-25-2015, 03:29 PM   #2
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Sell the one you like better.
Or the one you get less money for.
Maybe sell the one that works best?

Typing this I realize that it's really a tougher decision than I thought.
If you don't want to spend too much time worrying about this, you should even consider selling both.

Just joking of course, but I hope you understand that if you really want someone else to answer that question for you, you should probably tell more about your thoughts or concerns behind this question.

Personally, I would sell the Z1, because I think it is as ugly as a camera can get. The handling, look and feel of the MZ-S come closer to that of Pentax DSLRs, if that's what you're used to.

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I'm afraid you'll find that you won't get much for either of them, so why not just keep and enjoy?
10-26-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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I find that the Z1P with its front and rear e-dials handles better than the MZS. In fact that ought to be the deciding factor to keep the ugly brute.

10-27-2015, 07:54 AM   #5
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I have a MZ-S and a Z-1p, both with their original grips (w/ battery and just hollow plastic+handstrap, resp.), all in pristine condition.

They somehow complement each other for my tasks. I use the MZ-S for quiet environments (e.g., theater) and the Z-1p for anything else. Overall, I find shooting with the Z-1p a far better experience.

I do not plan to sell any of them, not at all, but if I were to choose which one to let go... I would likely keep the Z-1p because I like film shooting. If I were not to shoot film anymore, then I would likely keep the MZ-S because this one is far "sexier", and more collectible. On the other hand, you can also get considerable more money (3x) from selling the MZ-S...

PS. Just keep them both! They are both excellent.
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The MZ-S sells for around $350. I have been trying to trade my K-50 for one for a while now.
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This is a weird question. You should donate them to charity... like a charitable contribution to yours truly.

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