Hi all fro Oz


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 00:30
Well, here's anothe Ozzie member.

I registered yesterday and tried to introduce myself (twice) and respond to another thread (once). I don't know what happened, but there's no trace of my posts: at least I can't find them

well, I have several "film" cameras icluding Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F, Asahi Pentax S1, SV, KX and MZ50.

I am currently considering an MX.

Does anyone know anything about the MX and what do you think of them? Is the metering display in the viewfinder easy to read (in strong sun)? And are there any potential problems I should look out for when choosing one?

(I hope this post makes it)

Last Edited by Banjo on 20/03/2009 - 00:33


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 00:35
You made it, hi and Welcome to the forum
Too Old To Die Young
Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


Steve O

Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 07:46
Hello Banjo, and welcome.
Keep your words soft and nice in case you have to eat them.


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 08:40
Welcome to the forum

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 08:43
Hi Banjo .Welcome to the forum
Pentax MX manual is available to download at this link.


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 09:45
Hi Banjo,
welcome to the forum
Regards Huw



Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 10:25
Hello again Banjo, no the meter isn't easy to read in strong sunlight - probably the only failing I can think of with the MX. Not such a big deal here in the UK where some folks regard "strong sunlight" as little more than an urban myth...
Joining the Q


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 10:39
Hi Banjo and welcome.

Father Ted

Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 11:57
Hi and welcome.

Is the display easy to read in strong sun....you're just teasing us now aren't you
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 14:24
Hi banjo welcome dude


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 15:30
Hi and welcome
K100D Super,DA 55-300.


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 16:44
Hi Banjo and welcome. What Part of Oz are you in
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|


Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 18:56
Hi and welcome.

K-3's, K-3II.
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM EX, Pentax SMC FA 35mm F2 AL, Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM, Pentax SMC DFA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro,
Pentax DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW, Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW.
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW .
Pentax AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 20/03/2009 - 19:56
Hello and welcome
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
K20D, DA 16-45mm, A 50mm F/1:1.4, DA 55-300mm; flash Pentax AF240Z


Link Posted 21/03/2009 - 22:16
Hi there, and welcome to the forum
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

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