The Pentax MX will be around for a VERY LONG TIME!


Link Posted 28/03/2017 - 20:51
Tonight, the first episode of the BBC 1 TV series "Star Gazing Live Australia" is broadcasting - it's an astronomy live series and there was a feature on tourists (in the far future!) travelling to a planet around the star Proxima B (a LONG way from here!), and one of them has a camera, which turns out to be a film-era Pentax MX!!! ("technological continuity" seems to have been a little lacking on the part of the production team)

PS: to the Mods - if possible, change the "1" at the end of the Title to a "!" !!!!
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!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 28/03/2017 - 20:52


Link Posted 28/03/2017 - 21:56
Interesting and justifiable...

I spent 6 hours fixing a 'wrecked' battery leaked corroded one last night, the shutter dial was 1/2 eaten with battery acid and fused together with the ASA dial. Now just needs seals and a focus screen clean.

Nightmare job but I wouldn't give up and it had to be brought back to life!

That is my 2nd 'Phoenix' MX

Now I have 2 of them
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"
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