Pentax KX + 28mm f/3.5


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 05:58
Just back from a photo market up at Leederville, Perth. Lots of stuff for sale at keen prices.

I spotted a KX body and thought it looked mint. As it had no price against it I assumed it would be expensive and left it at that and walked away. Another circle round the tables and it was still there, so time to ask how much. The gentleman selling it said $13. I thought I had not heard correctly and was about to repeat the question when he said it's less than three cups of coffee. It had the manual with it as well as the body cap.

So I bought it.

OK, one body without a lens. Now needed an M or A lens for it. I spotted an M series 28mm f/3.5 on another table. No price on it. I asked and was told $30. Offer of $25 was accepted. It had both original front & rear caps.

$38 worth of Pentax:
(images taken with Q + 5-15mm)

Put two batteries in and the metering works. Now just need to put a roll of film through it.

Best regards


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 08:12
Wow, great gear for great prices. The KX is one of my favourite cameras and the M 28/3.5 is no slouch, you'll be hard pressed to find a sharper lens wide open.
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


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 09:17
Great deal and a sweet combo. K.
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Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 09:56
It looks gorgeous, a very nice find.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 10:12
The pictures ain't bad either
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 11:21
As long as the sellers were happy...what a great find!



Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 11:28
Sometimes sellers are just happy for a nicely cared for item to go to a good home rather than the tip.

I've just been given a pile of stuff on that basis, sadly not Pentax, but it was all destined for the tip if I didn't take it.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 12:03
What a find! I've never used a KX, but I do have the M28mm F3.5 and I love it, one of my favourite lenses.

Both of these items look mint.


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Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 12:10
I picked up a mint MG with 50mm f2 and camera manual for £5 at a local boot sale a couple of months ago. Couldn't believe it when I too had to ask the price. I expected more like £25 or thereabouts.

John K
John K


Link Posted 17/02/2016 - 22:18
And I thought I'd done well getting a really clean KX with a spotless 50mm f1.4 for under $100! Excellent Good!

To me the only flaw with the KX (other than lacking motor drive, interchangeable screens and prisms, etc, etc,) is that the meter switch is combined with the rapid wind lever. Hardly a deal breaker
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