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12-02-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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MX and ME (Super) cases: compatible?

Hi, all:

Quick question: can anyone confirm if the stock case for the ME / ME Super will fit the MX body? I'm in the market for a decent case for an MX but all I see are ME Supers on the 'bay. Thanks!

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I do not believe they are compatible perfectly. I just sold a new-in-box soft case for the MG / MESuper. The package does not include MX as a camera it fits. Boz's website says the MG and MESuper share the MESuper MG Soft Case and the MX uses the MX Soft Case.

MX: Width x Height x Depth 135.8 x 82.5 x 49.3 mm
MESuper: Width x Height x Depth 131.5 x 83 x 49.5 mm

The MESuper case Width dimension is 4+mm shorter - enough that, in my experience, the MX will not fit inside.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gabriel_bc Quote
Hi, all:

Quick question: can anyone confirm if the stock case for the ME / ME Super will fit the MX body? I'm in the market for a decent case for an MX but all I see are ME Supers on the 'bay. Thanks!
I checked a Pentax price list and catalogue. The MX and ME(Super) have their own “soft everyready case”.

However the cases may be close enough in size to fit other bodies.

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thanks guys. I appreciate the info.

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As suggested above I suspect the cases are more or less interchangable.

Does anyone really use these cases for anything more than storage?

I got a case for the MX when I purchased the camera in 1982 or so. I didn't use it much as the cover always seemed to get in the way. It hasn't been used at all since I got the MX winder. Pretty much a dust collector now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
As suggested above I suspect the cases are more or less interchangable.

Does anyone really use these cases for anything more than storage?
Actually, the MX is 4.5mm too wide to fit in the MESuper case. See my post above re measurements obtained from B. Dimitrov.

I use just the bottom (the half case) on film cameras to enhnace my grip of the body. The tops are OK for storage if you keep a lens mounted but I usually remove my lenses and store them separately - and install the K body cap. ONly hassle is removing the half case to change film - and that doesn't happen often enough these days.
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I know the location of a very clean MX case in a shop. PM me if you want me to check in on it.

Edit: I called the shop and had them confirm fit to an MX. No go. I probably fits some other M series camera.

Steve

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i have those camera MX and ME. i try to put the ME in MX case today... it was little loose..

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
As suggested above I suspect the cases are more or less interchangable.

Does anyone really use these cases for anything more than storage?

I got a case for the MX when I purchased the camera in 1982 or so. I didn't use it much as the cover always seemed to get in the way. It hasn't been used at all since I got the MX winder. Pretty much a dust collector now.

Tom G
can have it for the cost of shipping? mine is already have crack all over it ssurface



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131.5 x 83 x 49.5 mm ME Super

135.8 x 82.5 x 49.3 mm MX

4.3 centimetres is equal to 1.69 inches.


They will have to have different cases.
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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
131.5 x 83 x 49.5 mm ME Super

135.8 x 82.5 x 49.3 mm MX

4.3 centimetres is equal to 1.69 inches.


They will have to have different cases.
I think you meant Millimeters = .169 inches.

But they still need different cases. When I had an MX it would not fit in an MESuper case.
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Well hell then, that does make a helluva lot of difference.

Even though I am Canadian I was schooled on inches and feet. (read - 'old fart')

In millimeters it isn't so much of a difference, is it?


Sorry for the metric confusion.
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In regards to an MX case that I thought I saw in a local shop. I called and had them try the case on an MX. It did not fit. Too small.

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Were the MX cases still made of leather?

I wonder if many had the old Canon naugahide disease, some early versions of the fake leathers were nice for a long time, then suddenly began disintegrating in ugly ways in the early Nineties.
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