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03-31-2016, 10:09 PM   #1
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Acquired an mx with takumar. I have no desire for it. What should I do?

I love the 28 and 150 tak I got but they came with what seems a great film camera. I am not doing film. I love the authentic Pentax adapter more than the camera. Want thoughts on what to do with it. I have no clue about film cameras. Should it be a center piece on a coffee table or can I get it a good home.

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If anyone is interested I can give for a donation to this site. If this site can confirm you gave. That would make it worth my time to send it.

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Send it to me
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I'll take it!!! I'm always open to add a film camera to my small collection
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Sell the body on eBay or the Market Place. Give it away to a PF member. Give it to Eric and he can use it for parts or refurbish it and sell it on eBay so he can buy other parts cameras.

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But seriously id use the heck out of it haha
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Try a roll before you send it. At least look through its extremely large viewfinder (for a 35mm).
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I'd love it myself, but the wise thing to do is 1) sell it if it's in good shape, as you can get a decent price for it, or 2) give it away to a worthy forum member via an informal contest. If it's not in good shape, donate it to Eric as Not a Number recommended.
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The MX is usually worth a little more than other Pentax film bodies (except the LX) -- so if it is in decent shape you should be able to get something for it...

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MX price

An excellent working condition MX sells commonly for $125-$150, particularly if the foam seals are in good shape. I have one with a winder and it is my favorite Pentax film camera.
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Yup. Sell it if you like - won't be hard. Great camera - easily in my top-5 of any camera in any format. Maybe even top-3.
More than that, I'd recommend you reconsider ditching it so quickly and throw a few rolls through it. Might be surprised.
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Everyone is getting me curious about the camera. Definitely going to look at it closer. So far all I have done is check out the focusing screen through the vf.
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
Everyone is getting me curious about the camera. Definitely going to look at it closer. So far all I have done is check out the focusing screen through the vf.
My favorite use for the MX is a near perfection *normal view*, compact camera. Put a cheap Pentax-M or -A series 50/2 50/1.7 or 50/1.4 on it and you have one of the brightest 1:1 viewfinders imaginable - you can shoot with both eyes open without any problem. Plus it's tiny, bulletproof and completely mechanical, all except for the meter.
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My suggestion is run a quick photo competition and give the camera as a prize.
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Buy a cassette of Ilford XP2.
Down load user manual, pretty simple.
Drop it off at mini lab after 36.

You are going to be hooked good.
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Here's the manual for the MX: http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_mx.pdf
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