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Old 05-26-2017   #201
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BTW where is a good place to start?
depends on what you are looking for
some suggestions: fully manual M42 camera, Pentax SV, Spotmatic or the latest and most advanced of the M42 Pentax, the ESII with auto exposure?
Early Pentax K mount, MX for fully manual, Pentax ME Super for budget, the Super Program and LX for the ultimate.
Later AF bodies, the MZ-5n, MZ-6, or the top, MZ-S?

see reviews of Pentax film cameras here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/camerar...meras-i10.html
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Old 05-26-2017   #202
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BTW where is a good place to start?
If you start looking in your local thrift stores you will find a selection of relatively cheap Pentax gear.

But beyond having fate decide, you need to decide what you want. Pentax has been around for decades. I personally am a big fan of the screw-mount takumars. Beautiful little lenses with a really lovely rendering.
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Old 05-26-2017   #203
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I'm not much of a Pentaxian, having used lots of Nikons & Leica Ms over the years....but I have a black Spotmatic that I bought just to enjoy the 50mm 1.4 wide open. What a great lens!
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Really liking it so far....it's kinda drawing me away from my Olympus OM's........

Haha, that's what happened to me! I stopped using my OM-1 and put it on sale after I got my MX.
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Old 06-03-2017   #206
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A few frames of Provia I shot recently:

P645n + L.S 75mm wide open at 1/500th + Sunpak Ringflash


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Those 645 slides look lovely scanned. Well done. I had a 645 Pentax but sold it.
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Those 645 slides look lovely scanned. Well done. I had a 645 Pentax but sold it.
I agree, the slides are gorgeous! i had a 645 as well, but sold it because i got the 6x7.

The 645s fast operation made it the best machine for eating film ive ever had!
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Those 645 slides look lovely scanned. Well done. I had a 645 Pentax but sold it.
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I agree, the slides are gorgeous! i had a 645 as well, but sold it because i got the 6x7.

The 645s fast operation made it the best machine for eating film ive ever had!
Thanks guys! The P645s can definitely chew through the film if you are not careful
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Yeah, the 645 shots are great…thanks!
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I am a Pentaxian, P30t plus A28/2.8, A50/1.7, A135/2.8 and M200/4. I also have a Z-1 with various SMC F zooms, a FAJ 75-300 oh and of course many of the DA lenses can be used on it.
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After nearly 3 years of not using it, I recently got my Pentax MZ-L rigged up for use on my wheelchair camera mount...
This was the first AF Pentax film body I ever bought... back in 2009. I've since owned and used nearly every other AF Pentax body, and the MZ-L remains a favorite.



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Great shot and nice set up. I have two AF Pentax cameras, I like the ZX-5 because it is set up like a traditional camera (but it is not made well so I'm always nervous).
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I have been a 'Pentaxian' since 1961 when i part-exchanged a Zeiss Contax IIIa for an Asahi Pentax S3 with 55mm f1.8 Auto-Takumar which I later sold then some months ago the bloke phoned me up asking if I would like my Old Camera BACK as "it was not working"-- well I got back the S3 and cleaned it up and lubricated with sewing machine oil all the cogs and levers in the base-plate and it 'creaked into LIFE' and has been working ever since !! I also have : MX (two- retired faulty), ME Supers, MZ-5, P30n, SV,SP1, SP-F,LX ( two-retired faulty),Zoom 90 compact, 6x7 and 6x7 Mk II. OH YES --- I also have a 'Digital' K10D bought 2007 ---
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Great shot and nice set up. I have two AF Pentax cameras, I like the ZX-5 because it is set up like a traditional camera (but it is not made well so I'm always nervous).
I have a ZX-5N that I used a lot back in 2014 and I was planning to use it on my camera mount, but when I pulled it earlier this year, it died after one shot... bad mirror motor gear

I really like the camera, but just can't justify spending $150 to repair it.
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A couple from my first roll with a 'new' SMC 50/f1.2

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I have a ZX-5N that I used a lot back in 2014 and I was planning to use it on my camera mount, but when I pulled it earlier this year, it died after one shot... bad mirror motor gear

I really like the camera, but just can't justify spending $150 to repair it.
I'm waiting for my ZX-5 to die, I like the camera but like you too much to fool if it goes.
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For all you Pentaxians out there, part of the Sept 1979 issue of Popular Photography review of the Pentax MX - they don't review like this cameras any more.

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While I don't consider myself a Pentaxian, I learned to focus and shoot with my Dad's Pentax ME, which is now mine. It only had the gorgeous 50mm f1.4, but I have since bought it a near-mint 28mm f2.8. The body is smaller and lighter than the Leica M7 (not including the lens mount) and the way it looks is just lovely.

Dad bought it from a friend around the year I was born, or thereabouts! The leather case is now a cracked, peeling mess, but the camera is pristine, and I love it.

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Just two Pentax cameras these days and two lenses.
An inherited a battered ME Super and recently bought a black MX (which I was using yesterday).

The lenses are an SMC 28/2.8 and an SMC 50/1.2 although I`m just as likely to use them on the Sony A7s .
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Just two Pentax cameras these days and two lenses.
An inherited a battered ME Super and recently bought a black MX (which I was using yesterday) .
Let me know if you ever feel like offloading that black MX

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For all you Pentaxians out there, part of the Sept 1979 issue of Popular Photography review of the Pentax MX - they don't review like this cameras any more.

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Really interesting, thanks for posting!
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Let me know if you ever feel like offloading that black MX

It gets "off loaded" every year but never seems to go any where.
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For all you Pentaxians out there, part of the Sept 1979 issue of Popular Photography review of the Pentax MX - they don't review like this cameras any more.

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Thanks for posting that article, even though I've never had that camera it was interesting.
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For all you Pentaxians out there, part of the Sept 1979 issue of Popular Photography review of the Pentax MX - they don't review like this cameras any more.
Thanks. I was able to pick up a (black) one of these quite recently. Yes, that was when the reviewers really did their job!
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