Pentax MX-1 Brassed Off...


joshwa

Link Posted 25/09/2014 - 23:22



Not the best picture in the world, but I think it looks pretty good. Will post some better pics tomorrow.

johnriley

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 00:05
Amazing, you've had it for one day and look at the amount of hard use it's had already....I think you might have cheated.
Best regards, John

richandfleur

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 00:59
oh that does look good!

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 08:07
Keep that man away from my Z3
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joshwa

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 12:01
some better pics:





michaelblue

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 12:25
They should have left the brass unpainted in the first place
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Michael
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richandfleur

Link Posted 26/09/2014 - 21:09
By hand or machine buffer?

Does the plastic lens on the front look the part?

SteveLedger

Link Posted 27/09/2014 - 02:03
Only the extended barrel is plastic. The lens body is metal.

I've had my silver MX-1 for a year about. No sign of brassing yet in spite of regularly being slipped into it's padded bag compartment.

Yogi

Link Posted 13/10/2014 - 13:02
I've had the silver version for a while now and was always curious what it may look like "aged"? There aren't any pics of silver ones on the net - until now . To be honest it's not that much different but I really like the look of it. Painted the lens cap logo red as well as it gies nicely with the writung in the lens I think!?




Last Edited by Yogi on 13/10/2014 - 13:04

Yogi

Link Posted 13/10/2014 - 13:07


johnriley

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:35
This is what natural brassing looks like:


Best regards, John

SteveLedger

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 19:53
Looks more like copper under the silver finish..

bigyinn

Link Posted 30/04/2015 - 17:24
I don't get the point of doing that at all.

If you ever go to sell it you've effectively devalued it by making it look like it hasn't been looked after. Odd.
Just to add, my Super A body has little or no wear or brassing on it and thats bordering on 30 years old.
Last Edited by bigyinn on 30/04/2015 - 17:25

johnriley

Link Posted 30/04/2015 - 17:37
The Super A won't show brassing as the top and bottom plates are plastic. Brassing occurs when the black paint wears off to show the actual brass finish beneath. You'll only find that on older, traditionally made cameras, and they would show eventual brassing with wear. This was seen in favourite old cameras, used for years and the brassing would become a sort of affectionate bond with the photographer. The camera as Old Faithful if you like.

The MX-1 has brass top and bottom plates, so could be destined to be an old favourite, just like a comfy pair of socks.....
Best regards, John

bigyinn

Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 13:39
Im pretty sure my Super A has brass top and bottom plates and exhibits some brassing from use, either that or my P50 does, cant remember which one (or both).
I understand how brassing occurs though thank you.

I still don't get people trying to falsely make their camera look used. Its a tool, not a fashion accessory! Although I do wonder when I see the number of colour combinations for K30 / K50 / KS1 / KS2s!
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