My re-acquaintance with the MX


lxmike

Link Posted 13/02/2017 - 00:09
ust bought a Pentax again to relive my youth, first bought and used an Mx back in 1981, just managed to grab this with original boxes

Mx body and original box and instructions

40mm with original box and lens case

135mm with original box

soft case

and I still have a winder upstairs in the loft, very happy indeed

HarisF1

Link Posted 13/02/2017 - 00:28
Check that the seals are good to go, then go!

I saw your post on PF and figured you'd be on here too. Enjoy

johnriley

Link Posted 13/02/2017 - 09:59
Looks great!
Best regards, John

jimoben

Link Posted 13/02/2017 - 16:51
What a great find, happy snapping!

nocturnal

Link Posted 25/02/2017 - 19:37
Real nice! I would think the seals are deteriorated despite being in the box. The MX seals are not an easy DIY hence why I got one for free after the seller botched it.

The SE focusing screen is a nice touch if you are a landscaper and I paid £35 for a new one that was unopened for 40 years.

The MX is a great camera and the F* 300 f4.5 looks well cool on it!
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

womble

Link Posted 28/02/2017 - 22:14
My second favourite film camera. Enjoy!
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

nocturnal

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 03:37
womble wrote:
My second favourite film camera. Enjoy!

LX?
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"
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