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Pentax LX 2000

womble
Posted 21/09/2009 - 22:45 Link
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.
hefty1
Posted 21/09/2009 - 22:56 Link
Out of interest does anyone know how much these sets sold for when they were first made? Can't believe it was anywhere near the sums they ask for them these days...
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K10D
Posted 22/09/2009 - 05:59 Link
I vaguely remember that my first LX (bought in Kuwait) had a UK price of 900 pounds, body only, no lens or viewfinder. So that was 1982, makes the above price cheap!

I still have two with all the add on's and viewfinders. One has a sticking mirror, the other is fine. Served me well over the years. I don't recall the originals in chrome finish? Mine are black.

Also, there was a Ltd edition with 18 carat gold plate, inc lens.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/Pentax_LX_Gold/...

Hens Teeth and more than a Picasso...
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Edited by K10D: 22/09/2009 - 06:04
johnriley
Posted 22/09/2009 - 08:17 Link
I suppose the trouble is that something like this is very desireable, but what would I do with it? If I used it it would deteriorate and not be a perfect collector's item any more. If I stored it then it would really have no function at all.

So I don't buy collector's versions, just cameras to use.

A shame as it is very desireable!
Best regards, John
johnriley
Posted 22/09/2009 - 08:52 Link
I'm still curious as to where the gold Spotmatic ended up. That's the one offered as a prize in the original Photo Technique in the mid 1970s.
Best regards, John
K10D
Posted 22/09/2009 - 09:53 Link
johnriley wrote:
I'm still curious as to where the gold Spotmatic ended up. That's the one offered as a prize in the original Photo Technique in the mid 1970s.

I wasn't aware that they did a gold Spotmatic. Your right about collectables and not used. My loft is full of stuff and needs a good sort through.

Safe to say that here as my wife does not read this.


Otherwise..
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Edited by K10D: 22/09/2009 - 09:54
hefty1
Posted 22/09/2009 - 10:24 Link
I'm not so interested in gold editions but I'd like to get my hands on the silver 50/1.2 "Special" that came with the LX2000, just because it would match my FA Limiteds nicely. As for use I'm no collector either - all my cameras and lenses are fair game in my eyes so the 50 Special certainly wouldn't stay on a shelf somewhere...
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Posted 22/09/2009 - 11:11 Link
The LX sold for about $8,000.00 U.S. when they first came out.
B. R. Foster
hefty1
Posted 22/09/2009 - 11:32 Link
In which case the one in the link is about half price

Still more than I'll be paying just to get my hands on a 50mm lens though
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George Lazarette
Posted 22/09/2009 - 12:19 Link
pentaxian67 wrote:
The LX sold for about $8,000.00 U.S. when they first came out.

Which, thanks to inflation, would equate to about US D20,000 today. I have to say I am surprised. I don't recall it being anything like that. My Super A cost USD250 in 1984, and I would not have expected the LX to cost thirty two times as much. Perhaps you meant USD 800?

G
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womble
Posted 22/09/2009 - 12:27 Link
George Lazarette wrote:
pentaxian67 wrote:
The LX sold for about $8,000.00 U.S. when they first came out.

Which, thanks to inflation, would equate to about US D20,000 today. I have to say I am surprised. I don't recall it being anything like that. My Super A cost USD250 in 1984, and I would not have expected the LX to cost thirty two times as much. Perhaps you meant USD 800?

G

I think he was referring to the LX 2000 limited edition with which this post started.

K.
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.
Hardgravity
Posted 22/09/2009 - 13:05 Link
You could be right Chris.

As for collecting cameras, they've got to be used otherwise what's the point?

Most of mine have had films through them and I won't get anything I can't use.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
womble
Posted 22/09/2009 - 13:09 Link
I feel the same way. Came to work this morning with my MX loaded with BW film and my LX with slide film and the stereo adapter in my pocket.

Lunch time I shall be looking for things that'll work in stereo!

Cheers, Kris.
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.
smc
Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:50 Link
pentaxian67 wrote:
The LX sold for about $8,000.00 U.S. when they first came out.

I thought it was around £3,500.

Kim Coxon, once of this forum, had one.
smc
Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:51 Link
womble wrote:
I feel the same way. Came to work this morning with my MX loaded with BW film and my LX with slide film and the stereo adapter in my pocket.

Lunch time I shall be looking for things that'll work in stereo!

Cheers, Kris.

I have an MX and 40/2.8 in the bag today. With a Zhou leather case originally designed for a Voigtlander Bessa R. Fits very well and adds a small grip to the front of the camera.

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