Originally Posted by GarageBoy
How reliable are these? I've heard stories about the meters dying irreparably?
I've had three and they've all been very reliable. At the end of the day it's a relatively simple mechanical SLR with a cloth focal plane shutter. Not a lot to go wrong...
I haven't had meter issues, but obviously these meters are potentially 40 years old, so I would expect them to die at some point. Of course, the MX is fully mechanical, so it will continue to function perfectly with a dead meter.
Mechanically, I haven't had any issues.
Cosmetically, the metal shell is thinner on the MX than on the earlier 'K' series Pentax's, and you often see them with dented prism housings.