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Pentax MX SLR Camera with 50mm 1:1.7 Lens


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8/10 overall condition, comes with 6 months warranty.

Pentax MX SLR Camera with 50mm 1:1.7 Lens

Serial Number #4493826

Lens serial number #1542569


The Pentax MX was a 35mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Asahi Optical Co, later Pentax of Japan between 1976 and 1985. It was Pentax's flagship professional SLR until the introduction of the Pentax LX. 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 M-series. However, the MX was designed as the mechanical twin sister of the remarkably successful entry-level Pentax ME.

The MX was solidly built, and featured a fully mechanical construction, including a mechanical shutter of the horizontal cloth type. Only the light metering system was dependent on batteries. The MX is all manual: it does not feature autofocus or autoexposure modes such as aperture-priority, shutter-speed priority, or full program. Read More


  • Maker - Pentax
  • 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)
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  1. http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Pentax_MX
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_MX

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Type: camera

Vendor: Pentax