The pentax mx was introduced in 1976 as a procaliber allmanual workhorse slr camera. Thus after a while the company offered not just 35mm slrs but also complete camera systems around its pentax 67 slr for rollfilm and its tiny and popular pentax auto 110 for type 110 film cassettes. Nov 11, 2019 the pentax mx is at least as far as i can work out the smallest fully mechanical metered slr camera ever produced. This item pentax super program 35mm slr film camera with smc pentax a 1. Introduced in 1976 with its sister model the pentax me and a new line of compact lenses called the smc pentax m series lenses. The km was essentially a pentax spotmatic f, but with a pentax k lens mount and slightly revised styling, and ultimately replaced by the pentax mx. Pentax film cameras for sale shop with afterpay ebay. The repair was going to be over double the cost of the camera. Very classic look styling, and no battery, electronics, pure glass and metal in built. It was very compact but yet had one of the largest and brightest viewfinders of any slr. I loved my mz5 more than the z1 or z1p i had, mz5 best auto focus film pentax.
The pentax mx was a 35 mm singlelens reflex camera produced by asahi optical co, later pentax of japan between 1976 and 1985. It arrived functioning fully but within the week the film advance lever was inoperative. The pentax mx was a 35mm singlelens reflex camera produced by asahi optical co, later pentax of japan between 1976 and 1985. Pentax k2 pentax manual focus film slrs pentax camera. Pentax autofocus film slrs pentax pentax film cameras. Classic vintage 35mm film slr camera pentax mx canvas print by framerkat. The k2 was the first bayonet pentax and came out in 1975, but was short lived because the m series were in the works.
More often than not when im loading cameras i put the cartridge in, pull the film out, slot the film into takeup spool and wind. Auto focus undoubtedly has its advantages when photographing in certain situations, particularly when capturing fastmoving subjects that you cant accurately focus on using a cameras manual functions. The pentax mx was a mechanical camera, with a horizontal cloth focal plane shutter from 1s to 1, synchronized at 160 with bulb setting. It is in visually good condition but has a stuck film advance lever. Please post what you feel are the best images from your roll and include the keyword pentax mx in your tags or description.
The smallest and lightest mechanical slr film camera the. Interchangeable focusing screens, need special tweezers. Pentax me super 35mm film camera first impressions. The vintage pentax mx is a light and small slr film camera that uses a unique shutter system that features a thin string instead of a shutter ribbon. Get the best deal for pentax film cameras from the largest online selection at. Pentax mx kmount lens questions from a film slr newbie i have just bought a pentax mx with a smc 50mm f1. The pentax mx in its day was a prolevel slr that can be used with a motor winder. Film cameras are still a popular choice for some photography enthusiasts due to the high quality and resolution of images. Asahi pentax mx posted 22904 this camera manual library is for reference. Olympus om 10 om10 35mm manual focus film camera and lens combo. Pentax super program 35mm slr film camera with smc pentax a 1. And yes, before you ask, it is slightly smaller than the olympus om1, though theres very little in it. In addition to the standard split image and micro prism focusing screen there are 7 other focusing screens available for the mx. I started out not liking the mx, but my beatup old mx converted me to a sincere mx fan.
Olympus om10 om10 35mm manual focus film camera and lens combo. This camera features a shutter with speeds of 1 to 1s and b. The pentax mg was an aperture priority automatic camera, with an electronic focal plane shutter from 1s to. Mzs is the ultimate pentax 35mm film camera pentax slr. Pentax mx 35mm slr film camera body only for sale online. The pentax mx 35mm slr film camera, which is even smaller than the olympus om1, was launched by pentax in 1976 as one of the smallest and lightest professionallevel slr cameras. And in 1975 pentax tried to take the lead with a new lens bayonet with same flange film distance as the m42 screw mount, thus making it easier for. If you are a collector of vintage cameras or a lover of film photography, check out ebays selection of affordable pentax mx cameras and accessories.
Pentax mx pentax manual focus film slrs pentax camera. The cds metering system has a range of 3 to 18 ev asa 100. It was introduced as the flagship model, competing directly with cameras such as the nikon f2, canon f1 and the olympus om2, and even though the pentax lx. The pentax me is a classic late 1970s basic 35mm film slr. The led readout lights for the exposure meter are powered by two 1. The mx was solidly built, and featured a fully mechanical construction, including a mechanical shutter of the horizontal cloth type. The pentax mx can be the topperforming smallest mechanical slr film camera in the world.
Small, robust, reliable, user friendly, and capable beyond the capacity of words to describe, the mx is an astounding piece. Manual only, small, built beautifully, range of interchangeable focus screens. See more ideas about pentax camera, film camera and camera. We are focussing on the differences and similarities of the cameras and point to. Its fair to say that with the pentax mxs tiny size comes a fairly sparse set of features. The mx is my 35mm film camera of choice, it travels with my pentax 6x7 and rolleiflex. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Pentax k manual focus slr film camera with pentax 50mm lens. The mx is very highly regarded by pentax film camera users and commands a premium in the used market compared to the other m series pentax cameras as a result.
Additional information regarding the film type and lens used would be most welcomed. Save up to 40% off retail price and get a 180day warranty. Pentax mx kmount lens questions from a film slr newbie. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Pentax mx 35mm slr camera with rmc tokina 80200mm lens. A 250 images film back was available as well as a 5 fps motor drive and a 2 fps winder and numerous other accessories. Mx camera body accepts winder mx for up to 2 framespersecond. As per cameras of its time period, it is considerably heavy and bulky. Introduced in 1976 with its along with the pentax me and a new line of compact lenses called the smc pentax m series lenses. The best pentax film cameras if you are looking for a nice, affordable, entrylevel film camera, look no further than the pentax. I dont have batteries for it so have been unable to check light meter etc.
Its a almost exactly the same size as a leicam with a pentaprism. It has aperturepreferred automatic electronic exposure control. Aug 14, 2016 shooting film with the pentax mx, roaming the streets of cologne, germany, on a beautiful summer day shooting black and white photos with my analog camera, the pentax mx. I traded it for a lowepro minitrekker camera backpack and a. Pentax mx 35mm slr film camera body only for sale online ebay. Dec 02, 2006 this group is for photos taken with the pentax mx. The mx really is a joy to shoot with especially with a fast 50 or 35 lens. This camera has it all a complete system with detachable prisms, backs, winders, focusing screens, choice of attachable handles, and even limited releases in titanium. I had no batteries yet, so i was using the mechanical 1125th shutter speed and sunny 16. Up for grabs is a pentax mx that i found clearing out some old camera gear. Nov, 2008 this was the best pentax film camera ever made superb features, outstanding exposure and autofocus system. In this day and age, digital cameras are extremely popular due to their ease of use with the ability to see and edit your photos on your computer without having to wait for developing time. The mx is my 35mm film camera of choice, it travels with my pentax 6x7 and rolleiflex tlr if you find one in good condition dont hesitate. A mechanical 35mm slr or singlelens reflex camera and twin of the pentax me automatic, the vintage pentax mx sold from 1976 to 1985.
They both take great pictures and are fully functioning. Then, the mx is one of the terminus ad quem of its lineup. Jun 29, 2016 but, having just got a pentax sv for one of my teenage sons with the thought of giving him his first not so expensive film camera it really struck me that this is so leicalike. Make offer pentax asahi mx 35mm camera with smc pentax 1. If you also end up with a kx, mx and lx even better. The pentax mx was released in 1976 by the asahi optical co. If you are thinking of getting one of these, then you will end up with one of the finest examples of pentax film cameras. Pentax mx 35mm slr film camera with pentaxm smc 50mm f1.
All shutter speeds, film speed, and aperture setting on the lens can be made without batteries in the camera. The best pentax film cameras film, 35mm and instant film camera. It was pentaxs flagship professional slr until the introduction of the pentax lx. In 1976, pentax introduced two compact 35mm slrs, the mx and the me. Super, so i need more pentax 35mm slrs like i need fog on my film. The mx may be the mostloved pentax body ever made, and for good reason. Pentax has developed its products based on a belief in producing small compact slr film cameras since the pentax sp was released. Type, 35mm fullframe slr camera with openaperture center weighted. After shooting a couple of rolls i have decided it would suit me better to have a wide angle lens such as a 35mm for the kind of pictures i am going for.
The mx was solidly built, and featured a fully mechanical construction, including. The 40mm lens was the only pancake lens pentax ever made for film cameras. Buy and sell used pentax film cameras at keh camera. It was pentax s flagship professional slr until the introduction of the pentax lx. I had the mx for nearly a week, during which i pounded through several rolls of film. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Buy pentax mx film cameras and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Get the best deal for pentax mx film cameras from the largest online selection at. You focus and pick the aperture, and the pentax me picks the shutter speed automatically. The pentax mx was a 35 mm singlelens reflex camera produced by asahi optical co, later. It holds an iconic spot in the history of pentax cameras and is said to be one of the topperforming small slr mechanical cameras in the world. Make offer pentax mx 35mm slr film camera with lenses and accessories excellent condition. Pentax mx 35mm film camera body pentax mx camera body only.
The best pentax film cameras film, 35mm and instant film. Internally, the mx is essentially a smaller, lighter version of the pentax kx, and otherwise has little in common with the rest of the. Vintage model pentax cameras have only the basic features needed to produce a clean, crisp image and are a great option for your first 35mm film camera. The mx features a new compact body design that is databack, motordrive and autowinder capable. I recently kicked off a bit of a series of posts talking about my experiences with my pentax mx. In 1977, pentax introduced two compact 35mm slrs, the mx and the me, after the olympus om1 presented in 1972 had introduced a new trend for compactness in slr cameras. Pentax me super 35mm film camera first impressions i took it for a spin for the first time. There are times when a film camera will produce results which i cannot duplicate with a digital camera and with the great variety of lenses out there, all sorts of creative applications are possible. Internally, the mx is essentially a smaller, lighter version of the pentax kx, and otherwise has little in common with the rest of the pentax mseries. Also, packed in with most types of 35mm film is a data sheet with suggestions for.
Mx just the best pentax ever, theres nothing it cant do, 25 years later mine is still functioning perfectley. Pentax mx video manual 1 of 2 design and build the pentax mx is a manual exposure 35mm slr film camera fitted with horizontalrun, rubberized silk focalplane shutter capable of speeds from 1 to 1 sec. The olympus om1 presented in 1972 had introduced a new trend for compactness in slr cameras. Shooting film with the pentax mx, roaming the streets of cologne, germany, on a beautiful summer day shooting black and white photos with my analog camera, the pentax mx. Home pentax user forum pentax film slr cameras forum what is the best pentax 35mm film. Aug 10, 2017 ive spent the past few months shooting an amazing and beautiful 35mm film slr from japan.
Pentax mx 35mm camera film advance issues non digital. Home pentax user forum pentax film slr cameras forum what is the best pentax 35mm film slr. Ive spent the past few months shooting an amazing and beautiful 35mm film slr from japan. The pentax mx was a mechanical camera, with an horizontal cloth focal plane shutter from 1s to 1, synchronized at 160. Our pals over at dive deep into the nuts and bolts of this classic camera. A quick hit on the pentax mx, the companys allmanual pro slr from. Most important among these accoutrements are the ones containing glass the camera. I traded it for a lowepro minitrekker camera backpack and a benro tripod last week. An all manual 35mm film slr camera, that was introduced in 1976 and made until 1985.1468 860 1325 460 306 710 1054 1563 941 550 1524 750 1275 171 406 583 306 1200 88 198 584 961 100 648 264 546 579 1309 674 182 888 1250 1342 1471 154 1438 843 1319 1082 1317 1315 796 219 626