Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-11-2019, 05:14 AM   #31
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 224
QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Unlike it's counterparts, the LX is fully functional even with the prism removed.
You should add a Topcon RE Super to your collection, which the lightmeter is functional without a viewfinder (albeit, through a very hard to see window to the left of the focusing screen).

10-11-2019, 05:28 AM   #32
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 224
If the op still needs help, I would recommend a small mechanical self timer, I find them all the time at a local camera shop at an antique mall, this one cost me 2 bucks. It threads right into the shutter button of the LX.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
Nokia 7.1  Photo 

Last edited by Dipsoid; 10-11-2019 at 05:54 AM.
10-11-2019, 09:51 AM   #33
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,003
QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
If the op still needs help, I would recommend a small mechanical self timer, I find them all the time at a local camera shop at an antique mall, this one cost me 2 bucks. It threads right into the shutter button of the LX.
I have had one of those for probably 30 years (for the K1000). I think Iíve used it twice

But it was handy both times...

-Eric
10-11-2019, 04:27 PM   #34
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,555
QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
You should add a Topcon RE Super to your collection, which the lightmeter is functional without a viewfinder (albeit, through a very hard to see window to the left of the focusing screen).
When I shot that image, I had not yet acquired any Topcons but have since rectified that shortcoming . . .



The Super D's meter is on the chassis as well as in the viewfinder as you pointed out.

01-14-2020, 12:03 PM   #35
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 69
QuoteOriginally posted by dimxatzis Quote
Hi everybody. Eventually I got my LX. Its fully functional thanks God!! I find out that is an early model. Can anyone tell me what are the differences between early and late model in terms of quality and functions?? Also, I want some recommendations about focusing screen to choose. Thanks a lot!!

I've had my eye on an LX for over a year now. I'm about to pull the trigger and purchase one from Japan on Ebay. Just curious how the LX is holding up for you? Any of the mirror issue's? Its an investment it seems to own one. Oh, and are you still happy with your purchase?
01-14-2020, 08:48 PM - 1 Like   #36
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,555
I bought my first LX from KEH in EX condition about 2008 and the second one off auction site - body only condition unknown, shortly after. Both continue to work perfectly with no signs of CLA required yet.
01-15-2020, 12:22 PM   #37
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 19
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by craveone Quote
I've had my eye on an LX for over a year now. I'm about to pull the trigger and purchase one from Japan on Ebay. Just curious how the LX is holding up for you? Any of the mirror issue's? Its an investment it seems to own one. Oh, and are you still happy with your purchase?
Hi, i am very happy with LX, no problems at all. The sticky mirror problem is an easy cheap fix as it caused by the foam in the mirror dumper. here in my city a local repairman charged me 10 euros for light seals replacements on my cameras. so dont be afraid of this problem...if something goes wrong with the electronics then the repair may be expensive. but you cant thing this now as this could happen in other cameras of this class too (Nikon F3, Olympus OM4. Canon New F1). I think its a grat camera and the perfect for low light conditions. i had exposures in auto mode of 4 and 5 minutes and was perfect.
01-15-2020, 01:19 PM   #38
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 69
QuoteOriginally posted by dimxatzis Quote
Hi, i am very happy with LX, no problems at all. The sticky mirror problem is an easy cheap fix as it caused by the foam in the mirror dumper. here in my city a local repairman charged me 10 euros for light seals replacements on my cameras. so dont be afraid of this problem...if something goes wrong with the electronics then the repair may be expensive. but you cant thing this now as this could happen in other cameras of this class too (Nikon F3, Olympus OM4. Canon New F1). I think its a grat camera and the perfect for low light conditions. i had exposures in auto mode of 4 and 5 minutes and was perfect.

That's great! So awesome your enjoying it. I'm hoping to order one off eBay soon. Just waiting on a couple of gift cards in the mail and ill be purchasing one.

01-16-2020, 01:19 AM   #39
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 19
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by craveone Quote
That's great! So awesome your enjoying it. I'm hoping to order one off eBay soon. Just waiting on a couple of gift cards in the mail and ill be purchasing one.
If it possible try to get a latest version, you will recognize it from an extra piece of metal around the shutter release button, or ASA 3200, Now tell me about the gift cards!!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, cdn, customer service, hope, info, lx, mirror, option, pentax, release, ricoh imaging, screens, suggestion, timer, viewfinders
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[PSA for LX owners] Jon Goodman now sells a LX light seal kit Tickolas Maintenance and Repair Articles 5 09-02-2016 12:48 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax LX & LX Winder - Just Serviced lewis44 Sold Items 6 05-22-2012 09:59 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:33 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top