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FS, Pentax MX & 50mm lens

MattyH
Posted 09/05/2013 - 16:33 Link
I have decided to let some of my film cameras go to purchase a new lens, With great regret the first one to go is my nearly mint condition and fully working Pentax MX with a Pentax SMC M 50mm f2 lens which is in superb mint condition but without any end caps.

The only marks on the camera itself is a very tiny tiny bit of paint rub about 1 mm at the rear and a bit of paint rub on the door hinge the rest of the camera is as new condition.

I am looking for offers or someone to give me an idea on what price I should ask, as a quick look on eBay and the prices are all over the place.
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MattyH
Posted 09/05/2013 - 17:22 Link
Forgot to add the camera comes with the original body cap and what I think to be original neck strap.
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 09/05/2013 - 21:26 Link
PM sent with interest.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
johnha
Posted 09/05/2013 - 21:43 - Helpful Comment Link
It does look in great condition, if I didn't already have two I'd be interested myself. If it was mine I wouldn't let it go for less than 100 (lens is 25-30 on it's own).

Ebay BINs seem to currently be roughly 75-100 body only with the odd exception. This sounds about right to me for a good condition (cosmetic & working) example.

Then again if the MX-1 starts to become 'cool', prices could rocket for a while (as they did for cheap Lubitel's & crappy Lomo's ).

Regards,

John.
MattyH
Posted 09/05/2013 - 22:21 Link
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MattyH
Posted 09/05/2013 - 22:27 Link
johnha wrote:
It does look in great condition, if I didn't already have two I'd be interested myself. If it was mine I wouldn't let it go for less than 100 (lens is 25-30 on it's own).

Ebay BINs seem to currently be roughly 75-100 body only with the odd exception. This sounds about right to me for a good condition (cosmetic & working) example.

Then again if the MX-1 starts to become 'cool', prices could rocket for a while (as they did for cheap Lubitel's & crappy Lomo's ).

Regards,

John.

I must admit and not just because I have it listed to sell, the cosmetic condition of this camera is superb, and that it is fully working as well is a bonus,
MattyH
Posted 10/05/2013 - 11:52 Link
Bump
MattyH
Posted 11/05/2013 - 06:24 Link
75 via PayPal gift including postage,Bargin
JonSchick
Posted 11/05/2013 - 07:44 Link
What kind of condition are the light-traps in? Still good or turning to sticky mush (not at all unusual and an easy fix)? Also any comments on the shutter mechanism? The camera looks great....
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elfer
Posted 11/05/2013 - 07:48 Link
MattyH wrote:

I am looking for offers or someone to give me an idea on what price I should ask, as a quick look on eBay and the prices are all over the place.

johnha wrote:
It does look in great condition, if I didn't already have two I'd be interested myself. If it was mine I wouldn't let it go for less than 100 (lens is 25-30 on it's own).

Ebay BINs seem to currently be roughly 75-100 body only with the odd exception. This sounds about right to me for a good condition (cosmetic & working) example.

Can't help thinking those figures are perhaps a trifle optimistic.

An f/1.7 might fetch 25-30, maybe, on a good day, but the f/2 goes for about a tenner. If it sells.

Typically, MX body auctions reach 40-50 odd. The only on I saw get bid to the amount talked about had just been CLA'd. And came with the receipt and warranty.

There are always a few BINs with much more opportunistic prices, it's true, but do they sell? One dealer in particular always has a few 'Student' MXs at 2-3 times the going rate. I suppose he must get lucky and sell one occasionally or he wasting the listing fees. So you never know!
MattyH
Posted 11/05/2013 - 08:31 Link
JonSchick wrote:
What kind of condition are the light-traps in? Still good or turning to sticky mush (not at all unusual and an easy fix)? Also any comments on the shutter mechanism? The camera looks great....

The light traps are abit sticky yes but used a couple of films in it this week and they are still doing their job,
Everything else about the camera is fully working,meter,self timer,hot shoe,all shutter speeds are correct in my eyes.

The lens is perfect.no caps but perfect in every other way.
maurisimo
Posted 11/05/2013 - 08:40 Link
You're right about the f2 lens - sold mine for 15 last month.
I was looking for a lightly used black MX and have just found one in Paris complete with winder & new seals for 150.
The black variant does seem to fetch a good deal more than the standard silver version ...
Mine will sit alongside my black MX-1 ...
Rich S
MattyH
Posted 11/05/2013 - 09:15 Link
maurisimo wrote:
You're right about the f2 lens - sold mine for 15 last month.
I was looking for a lightly used black MX and have just found one in Paris complete with winder & new seals for 150.
The black variant does seem to fetch a good deal more than the standard silver version ...
Mine will sit alongside my black MX-1 ...

I have also seen sold this month a Pentax K1000 sell for 90 and a few chrome ME supers go for over 70so what you are trying to say is 75 for a mint cosmetic condition fully working MX is abit of a bargin
maurisimo
Posted 11/05/2013 - 09:27 Link
Hmm .. maybe so

Replacing the seals might help though, its an easy job, and one that will need doing someday. I look at my collection of old Konica Autoreflex SLR's and see mush ...
MX's that have fetched strong prices have been ones that have had a full service, with new seals and sometimes the hinge replaced with settings verified.
I would have gone for yours had it not been for the fact that the idea of a nice black one sitting alongside the diminutive MX-1 rather appealed to me ...
Rich S
MattyH
Posted 11/05/2013 - 09:36 Link
maurisimo wrote:
Hmm .. maybe so

Replacing the seals might help though, its an easy job, and one that will need doing someday. I look at my collection of old Konica Autoreflex SLR's and see mush ...
MX's that have fetched strong prices have been ones that have had a full service, with new seals and sometimes the hinge replaced with settings verified.
I would have gone for yours had it not been for the fact that the idea of a nice black one sitting alongside the diminutive MX-1 rather appealed to me ...

Like I said I will be selling in the next few weeks some of my film camera but like you a will be firmly keeping a grip on my black MX and my LX for a rainy day

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