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07-14-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Pentax MX - 1978





Modern Photography magazine, 1978.

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wow... i want an MX again
it's smaller than an OM too, wow

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BITCHIN'. straight bitchin'. best ads so far! thanks for posting these.
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Nesster, you are like a 1-man old magazine ad scanning machine.

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Nice post, thanks.

1978...thats when I bought my MX. I still have it and it is still going strong.

Interesting that the advert switches from the 50mm 1.4 to the 40 mm 2.8 pancake for the profile shot.
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Interesting that the advert switches from the 50mm 1.4 to the 40 mm 2.8 pancake for the profile shot.
I hadn't noticed, good catch!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
Nice post, thanks.

1978...thats when I bought my MX. I still have it and it is still going strong.

Interesting that the advert switches from the 50mm 1.4 to the 40 mm 2.8 pancake for the profile shot.
No, that's just the ultra-thin f1.4 edition lens that was only given to serious Pentax fanboys to one-up the competition.
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No, that's just the ultra-thin f1.4 edition lens that was only given to serious Pentax fanboys to one-up the competition.
So that is what I have at the bottom of my old camera bag eh ?

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damn you nesster!! i just bought one today
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Ha, proof that advertising still works even 30 years after the fact.

If it shows up in time you can set it next to my KX at the meet this weekend as an example of Pentax's miniaturization process.
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Ha, proof that advertising still works even 30 years after the fact.

If it shows up in time you can set it next to my KX at the meet this weekend as an example of Pentax's miniaturization process.
doubt it will be here in time but would love to see a KX in person
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Pop Photo has got in on this idea ---
85 Vintage Photo Ads - Digital Photo Tips and More on PopPhoto.com

See the MX in a boxing glove on page 2... I thought I'd scanned that and posted it, but no. There's a second page.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Pop Photo has got in on this idea ---
85 Vintage Photo Ads - Digital Photo Tips and More on PopPhoto.com

See the MX in a boxing glove on page 2... I thought I'd scanned that and posted it, but no. There's a second page.
Great link Nesster.
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Thanks for this, a fun read.
Seems the MX doesn’t need MLU, due to dampened system. (I was also wondering recently, why it seemed the ME Super didn't have it either).

How is the VF of the MX compared to the ME Super ? does it feel bigger, or are they just numbers

What do they mean, by “the usual dust problems associated with removable prisms” ?


Is this part aimed at the new Oly SLRs that were out at that time : “And, unlike some small camera bodies, we didn’t use plastic to reduce weight” ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
How is the VF of the MX compared to the ME Super ? does it feel bigger, or are they just numbers
i used to have a ME Super and now have an MX it's "huge" vs "even more huge"
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