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BruceStrachan

Link Posted 05/02/2016 - 22:34
SteveLedger wrote:
FYI: I've had my MX-1 listed for sale on various sites at AUD$350 (170) for a few weeks without a single bite.
Possibly the wrong time of year with people needed back-to-school cash for their kids.

I checked on the bay and from Japan you can get one at 185,,,,of course the extra tax adds some more.
In no hurry to sell.
Cheers,

Bruce

SteveLedger

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 00:53
Can you believe it, mine just sold
The young lady who bought it contacted her father in Germany who said "Yes, it's a good one"..

Good luck selling yours Bruce

kea828

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 15:26
Hi Bruce,
can the MX-1 take a screw-in filter? In know it has a bult-in ND filter; I'm thinking of a circular polariser.

Als0, can focussing be assigned to the 'AV / AE-L' button?
Regards,
Kea828

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 16:42
kea828 wrote:
Hi Bruce,
can the MX-1 take a screw-in filter? In know it has a bult-in ND filter; I'm thinking of a circular polariser.

Als0, can focussing be assigned to the 'AV / AE-L' button?

Hi

I don't think you can fit a filter I certainly never have.
I also haven't messed about with assigning functions to buttons so unfortunately don't know if this can be done.

Hopefully someone else can answer.

Cheers

Bruce
Cheers,

Bruce

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 07/02/2016 - 17:39
kea828 wrote:
Hi Bruce,
can the MX-1 take a screw-in filter? In know it has a bult-in ND filter; I'm thinking of a circular polariser.

Als0, can focussing be assigned to the 'AV / AE-L' button?

Found this for manual focusing:
http://beefandsweettea.com/2014/04/10/pentax-mx-1-manual-focus-option/

Not on the AE-L but this may be possible as well.
Cheers,

Bruce

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 09/02/2016 - 21:29
Bump...Looks like ebay...
Cheers,

Bruce

SteveLedger

Link Posted 09/02/2016 - 21:39
Have you tried gumtree?

kea828

Link Posted 09/02/2016 - 22:13
BruceStrachan wrote:
kea828 wrote:
Hi Bruce,
can the MX-1 take a screw-in filter? In know it has a bult-in ND filter; I'm thinking of a circular polariser.

Also, can focussing be assigned to the 'AV / AE-L' button?

Found this for manual focusing:
http://beefandsweettea.com/2014/04/10/pentax-mx-1-manual-focus-option/

Not on the AE-L but this may be possible as well.

Thanks. I found the user manual on line and it doesn't look as if it's possible.
Regards,
Kea828

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 06:14
kea828 wrote:
BruceStrachan wrote:
Quote:
Hi Bruce,
can the MX-1 take a screw-in filter? In know it has a bult-in ND filter; I'm thinking of a circular polariser.

Also, can focussing be assigned to the 'AV / AE-L' button?

Found this for manual focusing:
http://beefandsweettea.com/2014/04/10/pentax-mx-1-manual-focus-option/

Not on the AE-L but this may be possible as well.

Thanks. I found the user manual on line and it doesn't look as if it's possible.

I can't see what the benefit would be when it's already available an easier way....
Cheers,

Bruce

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 17:16
BruceStrachan wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
Quote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
I don't want to interfere but if you don't already own one of these cameras and you're thinking you'd like something smaller than a DSLR that still produces great RAW images...

Well, put it this way. There are no new ones left and the fat-heads at Ricoh haven't bothered to produce a follow-up model.

thanks Andrew
And you're completely correct.
Prices of these are only going to increase ( until they release a newer version which does not seem likely.)
And with the brass ends and solid build of the MX-1 the investment should be a safe one for a buyer.
I just have so many cameras I never use I've had to choose the 3 I use least and try and move them on.

I'm embarrassed to say the MX-1 and Canon EOS M are the ones I use most while my lovely DSLRs are locked away gathering dust. Some photographer eh?

Hi Andrew
Looking through your work tells me you are a great photographer....
I think I'm a gear freak...buy a better lens then don't really use it if results not perfect straight off.
Still not found anything that gives me better results than my 18-135kit lens...and I find the KS2 more enjoyable to use than the k3...I always worry about not having the right lens with me when I should just be out taking pics.
If I don't get the money I'm looking for may well give the mx1 another go and maybe even try it in good conditions and with the dslrs at home....


Sorry for the tardy reply but I've been in Tenerife taking lots of pictures with my MX-1, none of which were badly exposed, out of focus or exhibited camera shake. I'd keep your camera if you can afford to do so, as replacing it would be expensive. If the MX-1 had a decent viewfinder and a touch screen for focusing it would be perfect. And a bigger sensor (I always say that but, in truth, the sensor is quite big enough). The trouble is, I'm wearing mine out, so it's going to be put away until we go abroad again.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

SteveLedger

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 19:46
The MX-1 is a fine camera that could have been a massive world class success if it didn't skimp on a number of features. The original retail price was high enough for people to expect things like a flash hot-shoe, touch screen, manual video control and built-in WiFi instead of an 'EyeFi' menu setting' and at least a 1" sensor.
Pentax went 'retro' with the MX-1 to copy the Pentax MX as did Olympus with the OM-D to echo the OM10, but unlike Olympus, Pentax didn't go all the way yet still charged a high initial price.
I had no intention of selling mine until I dumped my all my Pentax APS-C gear to go MFT with Olympus. Once I did, I soon realised that if I was going to have a second small camera around it made more sense to have one that could use one of the MFT lenses I know owned. So I know own an OM-D E-M10 Mk2 and E-M10 Mk1. Both are a very similar size to the MX-1 with the exception of the EVF hump.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/02/2016 - 07:04
SteveLedger wrote:
The MX-1 is a fine camera that could have been a massive world class success if it didn't skimp on a number of features. The original retail price was high enough for people to expect things like a flash hot-shoe, touch screen, manual video control and built-in WiFi instead of an 'EyeFi' menu setting' and at least a 1" sensor.
Pentax went 'retro' with the MX-1 to copy the Pentax MX as did Olympus with the OM-D to echo the OM10, but unlike Olympus, Pentax didn't go all the way yet still charged a high initial price.

I quite agree but I'd add a viewfinder of some sort. Not a problem in this country, of course, where there is no bright light, but screens are often hard to see out of doors. The camera is too big for the size of sensor and has a slow operating system It's frustratingly slow to write to a card, start up and shut down. But I still don't "get" why there was no follow-up. Look how Fuji and Sony develop their products.

I guess Ricoh have thrown everything behind the development of the new FF model, ironically at time when many photographers are ditching their DSLRs for mirror-less systems. I do hope for the sake of the company that it's not too late for a market which has moved on.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

BruceStrachan

Link Posted 12/02/2016 - 23:38
bwlchmawr wrote:
BruceStrachan wrote:
Quote:
BruceStrachan wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
I don't want to interfere but if you don't already own one of these cameras and you're thinking you'd like something smaller than a DSLR that still produces great RAW images...

Well, put it this way. There are no new ones left and the fat-heads at Ricoh haven't bothered to produce a follow-up model.

thanks Andrew
And you're completely correct.
Prices of these are only going to increase ( until they release a newer version which does not seem likely.)
And with the brass ends and solid build of the MX-1 the investment should be a safe one for a buyer.
I just have so many cameras I never use I've had to choose the 3 I use least and try and move them on.

I'm embarrassed to say the MX-1 and Canon EOS M are the ones I use most while my lovely DSLRs are locked away gathering dust. Some photographer eh?

Hi Andrew
Looking through your work tells me you are a great photographer....
I think I'm a gear freak...buy a better lens then don't really use it if results not perfect straight off.
Still not found anything that gives me better results than my 18-135kit lens...and I find the KS2 more enjoyable to use than the k3...I always worry about not having the right lens with me when I should just be out taking pics.
If I don't get the money I'm looking for may well give the mx1 another go and maybe even try it in good conditions and with the dslrs at home....


Sorry for the tardy reply but I've been in Tenerife taking lots of pictures with my MX-1, none of which were badly exposed, out of focus or exhibited camera shake. I'd keep your camera if you can afford to do so, as replacing it would be expensive. If the MX-1 had a decent viewfinder and a touch screen for focusing it would be perfect. And a bigger sensor (I always say that but, in truth, the sensor is quite big enough). The trouble is, I'm wearing mine out, so it's going to be put away until we go abroad again.


No wucking furries ...
I'll keep it for you. ..yours will be gash in a few months I'll give you my super rare mx1 for 300....😉
Cheers,

Bruce
Last Edited by BruceStrachan on 12/02/2016 - 23:39

johnriley

Link Posted 12/02/2016 - 23:43
When classified threads go astray like this one has it doesn't help the sale. It's not at all clear at a glance if there's still a camera for sale or not, so potential buyers may not want to wade through it all to find out.

Please keep these threads to the buying/selling process only.
Best regards, John

SteveLedger

Link Posted 13/02/2016 - 00:06
Excuse me, John - but this is called the Classified Adverts Forum which implies that [being a forum] it is place where ideas and views on a particular topic or item can be exchanged.
If a new person sees the thread title and get's confused they only have to ask 'Is this still for sale'. Common enough method on FB Buy/Sell groups, so it's not unheard of for people to ask.
'Buying/selling processes' could be any discussion which centres around the merits of the item for sale or suggestions to help the sale which may actually help Bruce's sale. You can go to ebay or gumtree if you want soulless cold classifieds. Or perhaps just change the name of this section of PU to leave out the word 'Forum'?
Last Edited by SteveLedger on 13/02/2016 - 00:07


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