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04-13-2016, 06:44 AM   #1
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Pentax LX exposure problem


I've found a great deal for a LX, but the owner stated that the camera has a problem with the exposure meter, so it needs to be re-calibrated.
After multiple questions about the problem, he says that the repair shop who he sent previous (probably for a clean) set the meter in the wrong position. But it works.

I would like to know if you have ever heard about a problem like this, if it is a common problem, if it can be fixed easily and if it doesn't worth to buy it in this condition. I'm not in the US, so I think I have to find out someone here in Europe who can fix this, if worthed.

Thank you very much!

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Sounds like the owner doesn't know how it works. Is the meter problem in manual, aperture priority or both? Everything else works? Is the price worth the risk?
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Actually I don't know very much about this camera, too.
Why did you ask for aperture priority and manual mode? I don't know, I think he use the camera in M mode. I'll ask him!
Yes, everything else works (he said). He didn't repair the meter because he used the camera without using it (for this reason I think he used the camera in Manual mode)
He's asking for 200$. Do you think is appropriate the price?
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Depending on cosmetics and what all is included - and some accessories get up there, it sounds like it's in the range given that "everything else works" - if the shutter fires "correctly" at all speeds. But of course the price depends on what you are willing to pay.

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$200 for a camera in KEH "bargain" condition, which assumes proper operation, but appearance issues isn't unreasonable. You might want to visit Pentax LX user manual, instruction manual to view the instruction manual.
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If you are buying a camera by post you need to budget for a trip to repair shop .

A local brick shop you don't need to do this.

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