View and Download Pentax MX manual online. for difficulties resulting from the use of any other brand of lenses or accessories with an Asahi Pentax. camera. The Pentax MX was a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Asahi Optical Co, later The MX is all manual: it does not feature autofocus or autoexposure modes such as aperture-priority, shutter-speed priority, or full program. Thank you for purchasing the PENTAX MX Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features.

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Camera bodies are personal, very subjective things in the sense mmx what “works” for one photog may not for another. It is an excellent fully manual SLR, easy to use even if your battery dies which is an usual event as they last a very long timetotally reliable and built like a tank.

ASAHI Pentax MX 35mm SLR Analogue Film Manual Camera With lenses, flash and case

I’ve been using it regularly since I got it, and have found it very easy to get accustomed to, although having been using the Chinon for so long that occasionally I forget to set the shutter.

Specifications MX camera body accepts Winder MX for up to 2 frames-per- second Exposure counter single-frame and consecutive exposure operation possible and Motor Drive MX for up to 5 frames per second single-frame and consecutive exposure operation possiblefor automatic, speedy film wind and shutter cocking.

Or, after focusing, look at the depth-of-field scale on the lens. I got used to holding my K10D by the grip Note that as the lens aperture changes, the effective depth of field also changes.

The MX was solidly built, and featured a fully mechanical construction, including a mechanical shutter of the horizontal cloth type. Handle by the edges with a dry cloth before insertion into the camera. Therefore, the proper LED exposure read-out should be obtained after you have focused your subject on the ground glass.


The feeling of using a precision piece of equipment. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing.

Pentax MX instruction manual, user manual

I’ve added a video for that below as well. As you release your finger from the shutter button, the shutter closes. I use the shutter reading a lot more frequently than the aperture, though I find having both useful.

On the right-hand side of the shutter speeds shown, there are 5 LED dots which are normally not visible. Never touch the mirror or the shutter curtain with your hands. Then match your subject-to-camera distance to the infra-red mark by turning the focusing ring accordingly.

Pentax MX Service Manual 37 pages. If I need longer, which is seldom, I take what I need. This cocks the shutter without advancing the film.

Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Most other Pentax film SLRs before and since suffer from the same problem.

Handle by the edges with a dry cloth before insertion into axahi camera.

However, resistance to cold amnual be hampered by oil which has become dirty. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Data backs, Dial Data MX and a bulk film back.

The wind-on action works fine but it’s not smooth – the resistance is uneven through the stroke, and that gives the impression of imprecise engineering inside. The higher the ASA number, the more sensitive the film is to light. For instance, if your subject is in focus at infinity, turn the focusing ring and move the infinity 00 mark to the infra-red mark. The viewfinder is great surely given its’ generation with everything you need to compose and shoot, without cluttering it.

The “Cocked” indicator will turn red, showing that the shutter is cocked. Retrieved from ” https: The ME Super doesn’t have the aperture reading but is notably brighter. It’s alright, but there are K mount cameras with better shutter speeds around for less money. Also be especially sun to wipe off the battery with a cloth when they are salted.


Then make one blank exposure, before taking the next picture, to avoid overlapping. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Lift up the rewind crank. The viewfinder is the star of the show; it is gigantic and bright, and with a fast 50 attached the magnification is such that you can experience the rare both-eyes-open shooting which is truly the pinacle of 35mm SLR use insofar as I am concerned.

Pentax MX – Pentax Manual Focus Film SLRs – Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

When fitted with asaahi 40mm f2. The best thing about this camera is without a doubt the viewfinder. Because the tolerances, quality, and design compatibility of lenses other than Pentax lenses are beyond our control, damage caused by use of such lenses will not be covered by this warranty policy.

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Pentax MX Manual

What I really love is how much thought it has put in this camera. Setting the Shutter Speed Dial The viewfinder isn’t as good as the ME Super’s.

I only use mine with a 50mm f1. Thus, sudden temperature changes asaji be avoided as much as possible. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Skip to main content. It’s gotten a bit wet not drenched, but wet and not skipped a beat. The small size and light weight made it a breeze to use ,anual long telephoto lenses too.