FS: Pentax MZ-3 Limited Edition kit in Wooden Presentation Box


Link Posted 10/03/2019 - 08:52
The MZ3 was the flagship in the MZ series from 1997 until the MZ-S was released in 2001. It is essentially the same as the MZ5 but with a higher top speed (1/4000 compared to 1/2000) and was reportedly launched in silver as a companion to the new FA 43mm f1.9 Limited lens. It is very light as much of the construction is plastic but it has a lovely feel to it, much easier on the shoulder than most other Pentax models.

It is difficult to determine exact information about it, as it was only made for limited markets (Japan only?) and never officially released in the US. I believe that the "kit" is probably the MZ3 "Limited Edition" boxed kit, there was also a "Special Edition" kit that was the same body but with some gold trimmings and a badge denoting it as the "Special Edition". I don't know how many were produced and can only find little snippets of information about the boxed kit - but it was clearly something Pentax were proud of. I don't know how many were issued but I haven't seen many around on the forums or for sale.

The condition of this kit is excellent, the Battery grip and cable switch were not part of the original kit but are included as useful accessories. The foam inside the box is starting to deteriorate (where it has been left pressed against the wood) - but could probably be re-created in better material? I ran a film through about 2 years ago and everything was working perfectly at that point - it was also notable how beautifully compact and light the camera was!

Please remember my description is detailed and honest and the photos are not adjusted - If you're like me you'll be fed up of "Mint" or "Like New" descriptions turning out to be well used.

An Album of images of the kit can be seen here:

But to give you a quick flavour here are a few images (click for bigger image):

Price: £475 plus P&P

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Link Posted 10/03/2019 - 23:19
with the lens Lenny???
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Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 07:40
ilovesaabs wrote:
with the lens Lenny???

Certainly is


Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 11:42


Link Posted 25/03/2019 - 19:39
Would £450 tempt you


Link Posted 18/04/2019 - 19:31


Link Posted 19/04/2019 - 07:21
Yay... I've been trying to decide if selling my black 43mm would offset the cost of this. I'm glad someone else has succombed! I hope they enjoy it.
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