Pentax LX plus FA-2 finder with A* 85mm f1.4


LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 11:46


LennyBloke

vic cross

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:21
Is it for sale or just a nice photo'.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:32
vic cross wrote:
Is it for sale or just a nice photo'.
CHEERS Vic.

Hi Vic - No, not for sale - I bought it knowing it has the famous "sticky mirror" problem but apart from that the body condition is superb and it is the later model - so I just couldn't resist It's going away for replacement seals and rubbers so when it returns it will be probably the nicest copy I've ever owned.
LennyBloke

Mike-P

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:35
vic cross wrote:
Is it for sale or just a nice photo'.
CHEERS Vic.

I think Lenny probably knows where the classified adverts section is by now
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
Last Edited by Mike-P on 19/11/2020 - 14:35

vic cross

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:41
OK Mike I know that but we all make mistakes from time to time unless you name is Mike "P"erfect.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:42
You could be right Mike
LennyBloke

Mike-P

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 14:46
vic cross wrote:
OK Mike I know that but we all make mistakes from time to time unless you name is Mike "P"erfect.
CHEERS Vic.

It was a Joke Vic, hence the


I do keep telling my wife I am perfect though but I get much the same response as I did from you .....
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

jeallen01

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 15:21
Mike-P wrote:
I do keep telling my wife I am perfect though but I get much the same response as I did from you .....

Don't we all!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

Mike-P

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 15:28
jeallen01 wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
I do keep telling my wife I am perfect though but I get much the same response as I did from you .....

Don't we all!

I didn't realise you knew my wife ......

jeallen01

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 15:42
Mike-P wrote:
jeallen01 wrote:
Quote:
I do keep telling my wife I am perfect though but I get much the same response as I did from you .....

Don't we all!

I didn't realise you knew my wife ......

"As they say", "you don't know what you don't know"
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

womble

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 17:46
I always did like the look of the FA-2 finder, just not quite enough dioptre adjustment for my eyes.

The class glass on the front is pretty drool-worthy too.
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

Benz3ne

Link Posted 19/11/2020 - 19:51
Absolutely beautiful!

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 20/11/2020 - 09:51
LennyBloke wrote:
vic cross wrote:
Is it for sale or just a nice photo'.
CHEERS Vic.

Hi Vic - No, not for sale - I bought it knowing it has the famous "sticky mirror" problem but apart from that the body condition is superb and it is the later model - so I just couldn't resist It's going away for replacement seals and rubbers so when it returns it will be probably the nicest copy I've ever owned.

That's a lovely set-up.

I didn't know there were different versions - what are the differences between them?
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

LennyBloke

Link Posted 20/11/2020 - 16:16
Jonathan-Mac wrote:


..That's a lovely set-up.

I didn't know there were different versions - what are the differences between them?

I'm not an expert but I believe the LX had a number of improvements made to it over the course of its manufacturing period.

One of the first changes was to increase the maximum film speed rating from 1600 to 3200. Another change (which I think was one of the last) was a change to the locking mechanism for the shutter release - the later design made it clearer when it was locked/unlocked. There was also a change to the metering pattern on the inside of the shutter curtain (two of the white dots disappeared) but I don't know why or what difference this made!

I think there are several members who have far better knowledge than me of this subject.....

...Kris, where are you
LennyBloke

womble

Link Posted 20/11/2020 - 23:20
As John says, there were many minor changes to things like the shutter lock. On the later model you could activate the meter by pressing the pentaprism lock button. This is because with the motordrive attached it was hard to half-press the shutter button to turn on the meter without taking a photo. Why the updated shutter curtain lost the two white dots is a bit of a mystery! One source I have seen suggests there may have been up to 300 minor changes, but the vast majority were internal and not noticeable by the user.
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
Last Edited by womble on 20/11/2020 - 23:20
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