Cheapest Pentax Film Camera


co049

Link Posted 18/05/2019 - 22:12



I was luck enough to pick this Pentax MV body (No Lens) for £7. Over the last 5 years it has travelled with me around Europe and on several to the USA, no worry of loss or damage to my LX or MX. It is often an underrated camera but I've found it to be very reliable.

Has anyone else picked up a bargain Pentax Camera?
Chris,

Pentax K3, MX-1.
Pentax LX, Pentax MX, Pentax ME Super & Pentax MV.
"Old Skool" with the new!

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 19/05/2019 - 07:36
I got an MV1 not long ago and shot a roll in it - it was a lovely camera to use. Unfortunately, without warning the ISO ring just came apart before I could get any more use out of it. I haven't checked yet if it's repairable.

The M series cameras, except the MX, are very nice to use but reliability is not their forté. The most popular M camera, the ME Super, is hard to find in fully working condition. The MX on the other hand is much better built.

I think my biggest bargain for a Pentax camera was my second MX which I picked up with an M 50mm f/1.4 for the total price of €19. After selling off the lens (I already have a copy) that works out as -€66 for the camera
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

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womble

Link Posted 20/05/2019 - 22:40
My wife bought an MX in a charity shop for £5. I have several ME Supers I use now and again. I took a brace of them to NYC last October.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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ChrisPlatt

Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 12:32
The later M-series cameras can be real bargains, if you can find one in 100% working condition.
They are a good alternative for folks who can't bear the thought of carrying a point & shoot.

My choice for a cheap take-anywhere SLR is a Pentax P3n or P30T, of which I have several.

Chris
Bring back the latent image!
Last Edited by ChrisPlatt on 19/06/2019 - 12:34

womble

Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 21:31
I was given an A3 for nothing. They are difficult to give away... but actually quite fun to use if not very discreet.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
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