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12-14-2008, 02:37 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
I have to admit I've been lusting after one of these for some time now.

This thread dosn't help!

I just posted a message about two MZ-S cameras on eBay right now. One is a BIN at $540 (or so) but the auction is ending in a few hours. The other ends in about 3 days (in auction format and currently sitting at around $220).

There are a few others as well but their are either from a seller with a 0 fb rating or from Hong Kong... I wouldn't trust these sellers.

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found an MZ-S for $549 USD Buy It Now with Grip and since it's in canada, no tax and fast shipping

also have a ZX-L coming in too, will have quite the set now

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Had both MZ-S and MZ-3, kinda like the MZ-3 better (at least easier to use imo) ...
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MZ-3's are almost impossible to find! i think it's just a slightly better MZ-5n anyways doesn't benefit from the more rugged build and custom features of the MZ-S and MZ-L

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
found an MZ-S for $549 USD Buy It Now with Grip and since it's in canada, no tax and fast shipping

also have a ZX-L coming in too, will have quite the set now
That was from a seller in Ottawa. I was watching that one and....

There is another seller in Vancouver (Canada) on eBay. This seller is offering a 'near-mint' MZ-S with a bunch of extras, selling in auction format with a current high bid of about $316.00.

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that one looks like a better deal :P ... i wonder if it will close under $600
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Funny how the used market works.

I just bought a nice MZ-S + BG-10 grip that was listed on Kijiji Toronto. The price was reasonabe, about market value, not too high but not too low. The listing looked like it had been there for a while so I was surprised it was still available.

Naturally I bought it. A friend mailed it to me. I received it this past Sunday. The seller said it had maybe 100 rolls of film put through it, not high mileage at all.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tranq78 Quote
Funny how the used market works.

I just bought a nice MZ-S + BG-10 grip that was listed on Kijiji Toronto. The price was reasonabe, about market value, not too high but not too low. The listing looked like it had been there for a while so I was surprised it was still available.

Naturally I bought it. A friend mailed it to me. I received it this past Sunday. The seller said it had maybe 100 rolls of film put through it, not high mileage at all.
the one that was listed for 500 bucks?

youuuu bastid

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
that one looks like a better deal :P ... i wonder if it will close under $600
I am consistently amazed that the MZ-S still commands a price of over $600.00. But I guess that is a testament to just how good this camera is!

In fact, I am seeing a trend in eBay final values, it seems that the camera's final value is edging upwards.

I am watching Item number: 200287524586 on eBay. It is currently at around $400.00. The seller is offering a fish eye lens and teleconverter if the final value price exceeds $600.00.

I am familiar with that Russian made lens. I purchased one a few years back and it's pretty darn good with fairly low distortion. If you need/want such a lens, this is a very good MZ-S sale! I bought mine for $349.00.
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I have seen a couple of the beauties on sale in the UK, for about 300 GBP..

I bought mine about 4 years ago and only 8 rolls of film had passed through it - I've since put 100 rolls according to the information in the film rebate.

Magnificent camera
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Would you guys stop tempting me to buy this beautiful piece of photographic engineering?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Theoretically, no timer is needed with the K20D - it has a built in intervalometer and the connector is completely different. I am not sure if all the functions of the TS-110 are in the K20D intervalometer though?

Either way, I'd have to splice and re-wire the TS-110 to work with a DSLR. I did buy a second TS-110 connector though, and may try wiring it through to the CS-205 stereo style plug. Not sure if it will work, so I am researching. There was a good post on this last October - near the end of the month that I put up on the TS-110. I bought it last year NIB! Here's the thread and the thoughts that went along with the post - it may be useful to others:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-accessories/13923-rare-find-indeed.html
Did you manage to make the TS-110 work on your K10 or K20 ?

Was it a similar time unit, which Wim would have used, where he programmed for a 30 minute exposure to start 3 minutes after pressing the release on his remote :
Damaraland (Namibia): star trails (1 img) [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review


Because I guess, the intervalometer of the K20D, is not built for for Bulb exposure. (please correct me, if I'm wrong)
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