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09-13-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Where to find an original MX soft case

Does anyone know of a reliable source for second hand pentax cases to fit M series?

Searched threads here, and all over e-bay, not much luck except for a few turkeys asking upward of 30 pounds each.

Also, are the dimensions and thread position of all M series cameras such that the cases are interchangeable i.e. will a 'ME' case fit the 'MX'?

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09-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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The MX is a little wider, it won't fit in the case I got with my ME super.
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09-13-2008, 09:02 PM   #3
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How about a LX case then?
The LX appears to have similar form, and is slightly wider than a MX, so could probably fit a MX just fine...

The everready cases aren't skin-tight anyway are they? Thinking it should be okay with a bit of extra space.
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no they should have a little room. as for the MX vs ME no the MX is much shorther and a bit wider as the only thing they share is both being an M series camera. but as for an original pentax brand ever ready for the MX.... yay good luck my friend. ive been searching for one myself and have been anything but lucky so far. I think the LX could likely fit but dont quote me on that, besides the LX case would be harder to find and likely more expensive. I have a case for my ME-F and it wont fit my MX.

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I got an MESuper NIB case on ebay some years ago (I still have it in the box) - you might need to look once or twice a week, but they do come up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
My theory is that in the post 1970's oil crisis the quality of the vinyl used was not very good.
FWIW the quality of the vinyl used then in LP records also became quite poor.
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bingo. the case for my spotmatic is pristine but the case for my ME-F has crumpled and fallen apart. it has even become gunky like need to be replaced mirror foam! finding a case from the M series in good useable condition is getting rare and the only chance that one would be useable enough at this point would be if it was never used to begin with... and about the vinyl again unfortunately, bingo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
I think the LX could likely fit but dont quote me on that, besides the LX case would be harder to find and likely more expensive. I have a case for my ME-F and it wont fit my MX.
I have a LX case, and my MX is too small for it. It fits inside and you can use it, but the case is basically too big for the MX. LX is a bit bigger camera then the M-series.
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I have a LX case, and my MX is too small for it. It fits inside and you can use it, but the case is basically too big for the MX. LX is a bit bigger camera then the M-series.
well that pretty much settles it then, the MX has a completely unique body size and the only case that will fit it properly is the original MX case. unless a third party manufacturer somewhere has an MX case.

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Are you looking for a neveready case? If so...why?
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i found the dimensions in the Dimitrov's website
kmp.bdimitrov.de/bodies/M/index.html

MX: 135.8 x 82.5 x 49.3
ME-Super: 131.5 x 83 x 49.5
LX: 144.5 x 90.5 x 50
Kx 143 x 91.4 x 52.5
K1000 143 x 91.5 x 49
Spotmatic 143 x 93 x 88
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I actually like using the bottom half as protection for the body, never use the top half though. cant use it with the winder attached anyway so I guess it would be fruitless to get one for my MX.
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