Pentax MV. Entry level


theonenadeem

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 00:33
I recently went into a mobile phone accessiory store and spotted on my way out a slr camera , which happenened to be Pentax MV with a pentax 50 f(2) lens "no caps".
It appears to be in good condition and the asking price is 35 .
On checking online I found this camera is very much a basic camera suitable for entry level photography.
I was hopefull that forum members could recomend/ suggest other Pentax Slr , suitable for a novice film user .

Regards

Nadeem

johnriley

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 07:07
The MV is essentially a stripped down ME/ME Super design. There are no shutter speeds in the viewfinder, just traffic lights where green means a fast enough shutter speed for a 50mm lens and amber means a tripod is needed. Red means over-exposure and a smaller aperture should be selected until the light turns green. There is no timer, no exposure lock, just a simple SLR.

However, it's also very light and compact and can take images just as good as any other SLR using film.

For more control, look for an ME Super, one of the most ergonomic designs ever made.
Best regards, John

theonenadeem

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 10:11
Thanks John ,
There is an old camera store selling an ME With 50 (1.7) .
Will this be a different camer?

The traffic ligjt system does have its appeal , as it seems a good indicater , for correct exposure.

Regards

johnriley

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 11:12
The original ME is also a simple camera, but this time with a silver coated pentaprism (brighter viewfinder), self timer, heavier construction, shutter speeds displayed in viewfinder, wider shutter speed range, exposure compensation.......but it's the first and the oldest so do check everything works. The seals may well need replacing.
Best regards, John
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