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11-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Multiple exposure - which camera?

hi folks!
new in here here, first post after some days just looking =)
i'm beggining to study photography and to do so, i bough a pentax mx
the seller told me that the camera could make multiple exposure, and it does, but you just have to be a ninja to do so
i really enjoy multiple exposure and would like a camera that could do it more easily, just like nikon f series or some automatic cameras
to do that i have two ways: i can try to trade the mx, but i prefer keeping it as the camera is in pretty good shape, mint condition, working flawlessly. just loved it, but missed something i expected it to have
the other way is that i'm going to europe (france, i'm from brasil) for the holydays, and i have 60-80E or maybe just a little more to spend in some lenses, but as this happened, i'm thinking of buying another body with a lense (maybe a 24mm) if i can do that with the money
so, anyone has a suggestion of which pentax body can do that, if any can? i don't care about automatic features, but would like a body that can make unlimited exposures on the same frame and has compatibility with the lens i have, that is a k-mout
thanks all!

(sorry for my english... just noticed something wrong)

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11-23-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Have a look at the LX.
11-23-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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i think the lx costs more than i have
think the mz/zx-7 can do what i want and is in the price range
it's a good camera?
11-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #4
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Multiexposure with The ZX7? I think it can be done, not sure about the other MZ/ZX cameras though
check the manual at and see how it can be done

The MX/K1000/Spottie allow for double exposures but is a PITA
I prefer to do those in the darkroom anyway

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Doesn't all the old Pentaxes work in the same way regarding multiple exposures?

Don't know if I agree with that ninja bit, I think it's quite straight forward.

If you are going to go back and forth through the roll the only camera that I have come in contact with that also counts backwards is the LX. But it's VERY hard to get it right even with the help of the frame counter.

About MZ-series functions you'll have to ask someone else. Havn't used other than the MZ-5 and I'm not sure if it can or cannot do multiple exposures.
11-24-2008, 07:51 AM   #6
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yeah, the mz-7 can do that as many times as battery allows
but i'll try with the mx and see how it works

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