Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7

Pentax

Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7

Regular price $320

Overall Condition 8/10 all functions working, working light meter, lens is clean and clear, some small dust in viewfinder.

 Pentax MX

 

In 1976, Pentax introduced two compact 35mm SLRs, the MX and the ME. The Olympus OM-1 presented in 1972 had introduced a new trend for compactness in SLR cameras.


The Pentax MX was a mechanical camera, with an horizontal cloth focal plane shutter from 1s to 1/1000, synchronized at 1/60. The shutter dial was on the top plate, next to the advance lever and the release button.

The Pentax MX had a 0.97× viewfinder, covering 95% of the field. The shutter speed and aperture value were visible in the finder, the aperture being read on the lens ring by way of an optical device. The finder was fixed, but the finder screen could be interchanged through the bayonet mount, a system again introduced by the OM-1. There was a choice of eight finder screens, the standard one having a split-image device and a microprism ring in the center. All of them could be used on the Pentax LX too.

Specifications 

Maker

Dates

1976-1984

Variants

chrome, black, MX Data

Lens mount

Pentax K

Shutter type

focal plane, horizontal, cloth

Min. shutter speed

1s

Max. shutter speed

1/1000

Exposure meter

TTL, open aperture,
center weighted

Exposure modes

manual

ASA/ISO range

25 to 1600 ISO

Finder screen

interchangeable, 8 types

Shoe

fixed hot shoe

X sync speed

1/60

TTL Flash

no

Motor drive

external Winder MX (2i/s) or Motor MX (5i/s)

Battery

2 x 1.5V

 

What we think

Very compact SLR body

This fully mechanical body with working light meter is a dream for a beginner who actually wants to learn all about exposures and metering, this camera has no limits its all up to you to learn and push your photography skills and have a lot of fun in the mean time.

Also having a Pentax K mount you have many Lens' available, also you can easily adapt the old M42 lens' with an adapter  

 

References

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Pentax_MX

Sample photos

https://www.flickr.com/groups/pentax_mx/pool/

Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7
Pentax MX(Black) with Pentax 50mm f1.7