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Had a fddle with a Pre-Production MX-1 about an hour ago

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Done_rundleCams, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I just had a play with a pre-production MX-1 (black) model (courtesy of our Pentax-Ricoh Canada) and, yep, it's big(ish) and heavy(ish) and solid. At 12,800 it, at least the pre-prod model, is ugly noisy :eek: ... but that really doesn't surprise me :). At 1600 ASA, it is very acceptable and, lower, it's really skookum :) I'll post some pics when I get the OK from Pentax-Ricoh Canada :) If anyone wants to check out the instruction manual: CLICK HERE and, to me, page 75 was the necessity ... how to change to the aperture when in manual exposure ;)


  2. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    This is one of those times when I should stand in front of the mirror and slap myself..!!

    I'm probably cutting my nose off to spite my face but I can't warm to this camera. I've not seen one in the flesh and really I'm not bothered if I don't.

    For the simple reason..... the name.

    Not only is it sacrilege and defamatory to use God's own camera's name in vain, but Pentax have also used similar typeface.

    A good camera it may well be. But an MX it is not......

  3. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Looks like they got confused at the Pentax marketing meeting. :p

    Pentax MX was a SLR camera, with a eyelevel finder? :confused:

    Not sure but doesn't the Canon S110 do the same/better job but in a tighter form factor? :confused:


  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It was indeed, and IMHO it's the best small, mechanical 35mm SLR ever made, a camera I really love. Similar to the OM 1, as a manual-focus, manual exposure system SLR that would take interchangeable backs, screens and motordrives, and had excellent, compact lenses, for me the Pentax just handled better. I love the OM, too, but the MX was my favourite, and I don't like Olympus's use of OM-D or this use of the MX name - to me, it's sacrilege. And yes, I know that's just me being very silly, but that's the way it is.

    Possibly, but specs don't tell everything, and I'm sure this is a nice camera.
  5. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

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