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02-11-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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First shots with my MX

I think I'm hooked guys. I love the look of film, and the deliberate and delicate nature I approach photos with it. I only had some Fuji Pro 800 on hand, but I got 34 solid photos out of my 36 roll. With digital, any 36 shots would never see that kind of success rate.

I apologize for the small size, but I am waiting for my scans to come back.









02-11-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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$1580 / lb? what is that?
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$1580 / lb? what is that?
I believe those are dried Japanese Abalone.
02-11-2009, 09:35 AM   #4
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nice photos, i like "Press 800" a lot, but i've bought some 800Z to see if i can notice the difference
abalone is very tasty, it's a shellfish

how do you like the MX? i think i wanna try to get one


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02-11-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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Great shots! 34 out of 36 is fantastic!
I'll be waiting for the rest of them.

Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Great shots! 34 out of 36 is fantastic!
I'll be waiting for the rest of them.

Thanks for sharing.
Agreed. That's a fantastic keeper rate. I never got a high keeper rate, be it film or digital.

Wonderful photos, Dean.

I like how people routinely ignore me when I'm out shooting film cameras. They only care about shiny DSLRs now.
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Wow, fantastic shots and keeper rate! And I thought 14 out of 24 was good

I think I have to try an MX out sometime. They look like fantastic little cameras.
02-11-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
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MX

Give us a view of the little beauty!!

02-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #9
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k100d, I've just picked up a KX and the MX is reasonably similar, if somewhat smaller. If you want to try shooting a manual camera with a full feature set (DOF preview, timer, shutter and aperture display in a large viewfinder) either would be a good choice. The MX has a larger viewfinder but doesn't (officially) have mirror lockup. I like the match needle light meter in the KX but I haven't tried the LED system in the MX.

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thanks Steinback, maybe i'll look into a KX as well. a clean MX is very tempting tho.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steinback Quote
k100d, I've just picked up a KX and the MX is reasonably similar, if somewhat smaller. If you want to try shooting a manual camera with a full feature set (DOF preview, timer, shutter and aperture display in a large viewfinder) either would be a good choice. The KX has a larger viewfinder but doesn't (officially) have mirror lockup. I like the match needle light meter in the KX but I haven't tried the LED system in the MX.
Unfortunately Steinback has it wrong; it's the MX that doesn't officially have mirror up. But I agree on the KX; I love the match needle metering and how it feels in-hand (I have larger hands and the KX is the same size as a K1000 or Spotmatic).
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Pretty good shots, dean, you must have had the lens stopped down a bit outodoors, with ISO 800 and a top shutter speed of 1/1000

The MX is pretty tiny, and while the winder adds to it's shape, it makes it bulky, obscures the DOF/timer lever, and means you have to use the vague plastic button to trip the shutter.

An acquaintence of mine who works in a machine shop and I are working on making an 'accessory grip' similar to those on the newer voigtlander bessa rangefinders, with an aluminum bottom plate with a hole for the film rewind button, and a lip that will allow a custom-moulded hangrip to be attached (i'll probably use wood).
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSoars Quote
An acquaintence of mine who works in a machine shop and I are working on making an 'accessory grip' similar to those on the newer voigtlander bessa rangefinders, with an aluminum bottom plate with a hole for the film rewind button, and a lip that will allow a custom-moulded hangrip to be attached (i'll probably use wood).
Wow, sounds nice! You'll have to post pics when it's done... and I may want one to use with a KX/K1000!
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Thanks for catching that Stevopedia, I got my M's and K's mixed up (really shouldn't have, as I had the KX sitting beside me).
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