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04-06-2010, 05:11 AM   #16
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Is there Pentax AF film body without built-in motor? I had a MZ body, but found the built-in motor was too noisy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ddhytz Quote
Is there Pentax AF film body without built-in motor? I had a MZ body, but found the built-in motor was too noisy.
I don't think so. The best you can do there is a manual focus camera that will control the aperture if you want to be able to use modern lenses without aperture rings.
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I would go PZ-1. The pentaprism finder, 1/8000 Shutter speed and 1/250 sync, plus full autofocus/auto aperture support win it for me.

Mine will get here soon. I got it for $85 on eBay.

I also like the *ist....very lightweight and works great with DA and FA J lenses. requires an A setting if you have an aperture ring though. I paid $120 for mine.
Having used it for a bit now, I have to reiterate my support for the PZ-1. I love shooting with this camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ddhytz Quote
Is there Pentax AF film body without built-in motor? I had a MZ body, but found the built-in motor was too noisy.
My MZ-3 is quiet. People don't realize its a film body when I'm using it as a 2nd or 3rd body. I'm guessing the MZ-S is as well.


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My MZ-3 is quite. People don't realize its a film body when I'm using it as a 2nd or 3rd body. I'm guessing the MZ-S is as well.
I don't find the ZX-L all that loud, either. None of them scream like my LX winder.
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The MZ-5n and the MZ-3 are very similar (the MZ-3 was only sold in europe and had a 1/4000 top shutter).
The MZ-5n Shutter is fairly quiet, it is the film transport (especially at the end of a film) that is louder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
The MZ-5n and the MZ-3 are very similar (the MZ-3 was only sold in europe and had a 1/4000 top shutter).
The MZ-5n Shutter is fairly quiet, it is the film transport (especially at the end of a film) that is louder.
My MZ-3's shutter probably is quieter than my K20d's shutter. However, I was talking about the film transport being quiet and people don't realize that its not a dSLR. That happened again today. The film advance makes the same sound until it hits the end of the roll, when it activates the auto-rewind for the film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
My MZ-3's shutter probably is quieter than my K20d's shutter. However, I was talking about the film transport being quiet and people don't realize that its not a dSLR. That happened again today. The film advance makes the same sound until it hits the end of the roll, when it activates the auto-rewind for the film.
*Quickly puts rewinding camera under jacket to try and muffle noise*

Still, it is not as loud as my rewinding Fuji GA645. It sounds like whole forests are getting crushed when that rewinds (the image quality is worth it though).


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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Still, it is not as loud as my rewinding Fuji GA645. It sounds like whole forests are getting crushed when that rewinds (the image quality is worth it though).
you got one too?! i brought it out to a meet once and everybody looked at me after i took every shoot.
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I have *way* too much gear. Yes, that leaf shutter plus the "whirr" is fairly distinctive.
The autofocus is pretty loud as well......still at least you can set that manually...
But the quality, sorry getting off topic, but:


Tongariro National park, North Island, New Zealand
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Pretteh.


I'm trying on this MZ-5, and though I too wish there was more-conventional film transport, the sound of film advance is certainly not too loud by any standards I'd consider reasonable to worry about. Much quieter than I'm used to for winder-driven cameras, and also, I think, not the sort of sound that carries well in any background noise.
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Oh man, Clarkey. That's good stuff.
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Oh man, Clarkey. That's good stuff.
Thanks, it's a pretty spot on a nice day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I don't think so. The best you can do there is a manual focus camera that will control the aperture if you want to be able to use modern lenses without aperture rings.
There's the ME-F! Though perhaps not recommended for autofocusing purposes
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There's the ME-F! Though perhaps not recommended for autofocusing purposes
The ME F can use the ME II Winder. The only way it can AF is with the AF 35-70mm f2.8. Other than that, it is like using an ME Super. This is actually a nice body with a nice viewfinder. I have a copy I had reworked by Eric H. However, I wouldn't recommend it to someone for an AF body. I would recommend it to someone interested in a body like the ME Super.
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