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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I’ve a lot of cameras and a few have tried to unseat the MX, but most have fallen incredibly short and a few have come reasonably close the LX, the SV. This may take 3 full minutes for all images to appear. It is an excellent fully manual SLR, easy to use even xm your battery dies which is an usual event as they last a ppentax long timetotally reliable and built like a tank. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart.

For the sort of shooting I do with film cameras, I find the ME more useful on many occasions.

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

I accept that some people find it far too small to use comfortably, but I’m not one of them. Certainly the LEDs may be prone to failure eventually but none of my copies have ever had a problem nor shown any signs of one.

By pressing ‘print’ button you will print only current page. Initially the LED type metering display was a bit annoying but I quickly grew to like it very much simply because I can see it in the dimmest of scenes which is just not true of nearly every other needle type viewfinder display of the era. I’ve never managed the trick you are supposed to be able to do to get MLU on mine.

Breathing on the lens before wiping is effective; but be sure to wipe away all moisture completely. Use one of these three bulb types: Service will be rendered and defective parts will be replaced without cost to you within that period, provided the equipment has not been abused, altered, or operated contrary to instruction.


In low light or against darker backgrounds it is brilliant – you can immediately see under, over, or “on”, where seeing the needle could be difficult. Accidents or rough handling can easily damage the internal mechanism, even though externally nothing seems to have been hurt.

Pentax MX instruction manual, user manuals, Pentax PDF manual

When using the hot shoe, there is no need to plug the flash cord into the X terminal on the front of the body. Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.

Open-aperture, center-weighted Through-The-Lens meter, with. This page may not be sold or distributed saahi the expressed permission of the producer. Most other Pentax film Ashi before and since suffer from the same problem. I vomited all over my Chinon CA-4 recently and the bottom is peeling off of it, it has been around Europe with me. Depress the film rewind release button and advance the rapid-wind lever.

If your Asahi Pentax was manal outside of the country where you wish to have serviced during the warranty period, regular handling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer’s representatives in that country.

And I’ve a newer bright-capped version that is practically mint. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Extremely low temperature reduces the efficiency of penhax battery. Set Film Speed While depressing the tiny button atop the shutter dial, turn the rim of the shutter dial until the ASA number of the film you are using is centered in the ASA window.

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Pentax MX Manual

Plus points over the K are the dofp, self timer and if it suits you the compact size. Cock Rapid-Wind Lever Cock the rapid-wind lever all the way until it stops. Set Shutter Speed Turn the shutter speed dial until the speed you want to use is opposite the index mark.


Be sure to set the ASA film speed because it is coupled to the exposure meter system. I use these cameras because I can trust the light oentax on them and because I have been accumulating K mount lenses. What do you want it for? At that time, the only reason I could see to even use a 35mm in my work was as a backup in the field, and I had no reason to own a 35mm that was bulkier than the sleek and ergonomic The calibrations manjal each side of the distance index correspond to the diaphragm setting and indicate the range of in-focus distance for different lens apertures.

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Seller does not offer returns. The best thing about this camera is without a doubt the viewfinder. Alternately, use a cable release with a locking device for a time exposure. As a freelance pro when younger, I used a Nikon F3. Use the hot shoe flash contact when using a shoe maual electronic flash like the Pentax Autostrob which has a flash contact on the shoe bracket. Those who possess one of the winders get an enlarged grip which probably improves the ergonomics a great deal.

I’ve owned and used 4 different MXs in the past 5 years, two early models one black and two later models. Insert mnual lens into the body and turn it clockwise until the lens locks with a click. For the latter, the ME which I also own or one of its descendants is possibly the better deal. Table Of Contents Lenses and accessories from other manufacturers are not produced to these precise specifications and, therefore, may cause difficulties with – or actual damage to – a Pentax camera.

Here is a photo made with it 25 years ago while visiting Cuba: If your camera should get wet, dry it off immediately with a clean, soft cloth. I don’t consider it very robust, it is quite the opposite of the older Spotmatics.