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08-20-2014, 05:43 AM   #2776
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Couple of my faitful old friends.
And extensive introduction of my film Pentax here: The best camera in the world! Pentax full frame MZ-3 By Aivaras Sidla | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

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08-20-2014, 10:06 AM   #2777
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QuoteOriginally posted by aiwa Quote
Couple of my faitful old friends.
And extensive introduction of my film Pentax here: The best camera in the world! Pentax full frame MZ-3 By Aivaras Sidla | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS
Nice cameras, and good article on Steve Huff.
I just recently added a ZX-5n (MZ-5n) to my collection and I've been really impressed with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Nice cameras, and good article on Steve Huff.
I just recently added a ZX-5n (MZ-5n) to my collection and I've been really impressed with it.

Agreed, nice article. This may inspire me to get my ZX-5 off the shelf. It was my workhorse camera from new (1997) until about 2000; then I shot almost nothing for a few years; then I found digital (P&S initially). When I went back to film in 2007, I went to rangefinders, medium format, and 1960s-1970s SLRs, and have never shot another role in the ZX-5. Time to change that and adapt some Takumars onto it.

I agree Panorama mode is silly. This was a fad in the 1990s and maybe presaged the multiple frame sizes of APS film. I tried it on my ZX-5, but since it masks one 36x24 frame to about 36x10, which is then enlarged about 10x to make a print, it results in grainy prints reminiscent of 110 film pictures. I suspect if you brought a roll of film with these masked panos to a photofinisher today, they might not know what to do with it, and you'd get normal 15x10 cm prints with the top and bottom showing black masking. If I ever get the urge to try pano again (doubtful), I'll get a 35mm adapter for a MF camera to make proper 60x24 frames.

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08-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #2779
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XD11 focusing screens are also interchangeable.


I did make the distinction that they were not user changeable - service center, but I understand it didn't take a complete breakdown to do it. Of course the screen is really bright and contrast so it may not need to be changed. The XD-11 was a homerun for Minolta.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aiwa Quote
Couple of my faitful old friends.
And extensive introduction of my film Pentax here: The best camera in the world! Pentax full frame MZ-3 By Aivaras Sidla | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS
I'd like to try an MZ-3 but they're very rare. Is the build quality any better than the 5N?
08-21-2014, 05:08 AM   #2781
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MZ-3 has totally same build quality as 5N.
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MZ-3 has totally same build quality as 5N.
That's disappointing, I had hoped it would be better.
08-22-2014, 01:08 AM   #2783
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That's disappointing, I had hoped it would be better.
Then you should look at MZ-S - build quality is definitely better. But its already starting to be too complicated, "zen" is starting to fade away.
Anyway - MZ-5N, MZ-3 has decent build quality, its solid its not to heavy, at least for me.

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I did make the distinction that they were not user changeable - service center, but I understand it didn't take a complete breakdown to do it. Of course the screen is really bright and contrast so it may not need to be changed. The XD-11 was a homerun for Minolta.
Just got my XD11 back from CLA. It and my XE-7 are both "like new", as is one of my two Pentax MX bodies. This stuff today costs less than a few fancy lunches, but was like three years of teenager allowance back in the day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asiafish Quote
Just got my XD11 back from CLA. It and my XE-7 are both "like new", as is one of my two Pentax MX bodies. This stuff today costs less than a few fancy lunches, but was like three years of teenager allowance back in the day.
I think we need to see these "like new" Minoltas in the "Gear P0rn - post it if you got it" thread . . .
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Quick iPhone snaps, sorry for the poor quality.


XE-7




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Chrome MX




Black MX

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an A!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Craftsman Quote
I purchased this Mint Spotmatic about two weeks ago.
BEAUTY!!!

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Here's my MZ-L sporting my friend's DA 40/2.8 XS

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Here is a Pentax Super A that i used as a prop for some product photography on my recent Photography course.
The camera is not mine and actually belongs to the Art department at Hull College. The SMC-M 50 / 1.4 is from my own collection.




This is my spare 50mm that usually sits in my bag along with a DA50. Both great lenses.



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Here's my Pentax SPOTMATIC 1000.
Unfortunately I haven't used as the battery cover is in a bad way and I am unable to remove it. I really should sort it out and shoot with this old bird.



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My Pentax Z1 with a Sigma 50-500



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My Pentax Lens collection. Photo taken way back in 2007 and is now outdated as I have a whole load more of these.



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My late edition K1000




and a Pentax MZ-s with an A50/1.4

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Cross post from Gear Porn. Took a chance on this from a dreadful unfocused picture, but it is in splendid condition with a rather more rare lens.
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