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05-25-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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MX: Someone came out good!

Someone got a black MX with an authentic Pentax m42 adapter for $47.50 and the ride. MX Pentax screw mount camera body Parts camera - eBay (item 110390430612 end time May-25-09 03:30:20 PDT)

The adapter runs ~ $32 direct from Pentax. Even with a CLA required, this person came out good!

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Maybe. Looking at the ad it stated the self timer was iffy and the "film number dial" did not work. Not sure what the seller meant; could have been the frame counter was not working. And, I would not be surprised if other things on the camera did not work. There was only one pic; that of the front. Hard to tell, but there seemed to be a fair amount of brassing, possibly a lot more on the bottom. If all the camera needed was a CLA then this would have been a good deal. Fixing broken or malfunctioning parts may make it questionable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Someone got a black MX with an authentic Pentax m42 adapter for $47.50 and the ride. MX Pentax screw mount camera body Parts camera - eBay (item 110390430612 end time May-25-09 03:30:20 PDT)

The adapter runs ~ $32 direct from Pentax. Even with a CLA required, this person came out good!
I looked long and hard at that - even had in my Watch List - but in the end decided I have enough middle-aged cameras to last me.

And there's ALWAYS the matter of my large hands where the MX is concerned, and I should be TRIMMING - not ADDING - since I've pre-ordered my K7 (in my datebook, Jan 30, 2010)
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Maybe. Looking at the ad it stated the self timer was iffy and the "film number dial" did not work. Not sure what the seller meant; could have been the frame counter was not working. And, I would not be surprised if other things on the camera did not work. There was only one pic; that of the front. Hard to tell, but there seemed to be a fair amount of brassing, possibly a lot more on the bottom. If all the camera needed was a CLA then this would have been a good deal. Fixing broken or malfunctioning parts may make it questionable.
The authentic Pentax M42 brings $20+ used. Plus it was a black model. Finally, there's a good chance any body from a non-used dealer will need CKA bare minimum.

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I looked long and hard at that - even had in my Watch List - but in the end decided I have enough middle-aged cameras to last me.

And there's ALWAYS the matter of my large hands where the MX is concerned, and I should be TRIMMING - not ADDING - since I've pre-ordered my K7 (in my datebook, Jan 30, 2010)
I wondered how many here were watching that which is why I posted this.

I'm more interested in one good elderly Pentax rather than a middle aged one! Plus, I have the SuperProgram and the NC1000 which are small etc.
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That is a great deal. I was watching a Black SP2 a couple of weeks back that went for nearly $300.00
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I had it in my Watch list also but when I see a description calling it an MX screwmount rather than an MX with M42 adapter, I know the person is ignorant of what they are selling. I just had a bad feeling about it and I wasn't going over $25. Hope whoever bought it ended up with a good deal but I'm skeptical.

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