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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Add to my manuals Add. With its giant viewfinder, manual focusing is a fairly simple affair.

Pentax MX Service Manual 37 pages. For use of the X setting on the shutter speed dial, refer to page This makes wsahi, despite some of my previous comments, a nice camera to use. 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. To check battery life, depress the shutter release button halfway, while looking through the viewfinder. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart.

Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. I bought mine in with a 50mm 1. There are enough reviews of this camera but I wanted to add my six cents for two reasons: Other offers may also be available.

In the photograph below, the distance scale is set at 5 meters; that is, the lens nanual focused on a subject 5 meters away.

It’s very small, fairly light but solidly built and pleasant to use. Many of the negatives don’t affect what the camera can do, but they reduce the user experience of shooting with the MX, and user experience is one of the main reasons I started shooting film – I just love these old cameras and lenses.


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

Film wind and rewind Ratchet-type rapid wind lever, plastic-tipped for winding epntax. Do I deserve it? This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. But the MX, taken as a whole”works” for me better than any other though there is a particular Konica that comes very close, but that’s another discussion entirely.

Lift up the rewind crank. Handle by the edges with a dry cloth before insertion into the camera. Here is a photo made with it 25 years ago while visiting Cuba: I also replaced the original split prism focusing-aid screen with a matte screen from a broken PZ I currently have the older CLAd black model which is my daily-driver qsahi quite frankly completely beat to hell The standard focusing screen of your MX asshi a central split-image circle surrounded by a microprism collar.

Therefore, your camera can still be operated even if the batteries have worn out. This amount is subject to change until you make payment.

The small size and light weight made it a breeze to use with long telephoto lenses too. I really was the best-handling camera I’ve ever used before or since, especially with the motorised winder attached- very useful when used with longer lenses or a Vivitar with bounce card on the top.

Pentax MX instruction manual, user manuals, Pentax PDF manual

Takumar lenses can then be attached in the normal way. Massive body, HUGE viewfinder, easy to use light meter.

This is an electronic version of the match needle metering of the Spotmatic and KM. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it?

Helpful Hints on Exposure Problems For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – manhal in a new window or tab. When using the Self-timer, do not depress the shutter button Smudges, such as fingerprints, should be carefully wiped away with either lens tissue or a clean, soft cloth. Viewfinder Eyepiece Once a camera has become completely soaked, there is often nothing that can be done kx make ,anual right again.


Exposure is set by adjusting shutter speed or aperture until a green LED lights up in the viewfinder. But it’s not the cheapest either and what I have to say here is: The viewfinder is great surely given its’ generation with everything md need to compose and shoot, without cluttering it.

This eliminates the danger of electric shocks. Focusing, aperture and shutter speed selection are all done automatically for you these days but doing all of these yourself on an MX is simple and quick and means you learn a lot about the important aspects of photography.

Either can be used with your camera. Sign in to check out Check out as guest. Mark Steele New Nx Registered: 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.

Gerbermiester Senior Member Registered: One of the best pieces of praise I’ve heard for the K I forget where is that it allows the user to forget msnual the camera and to think about the photograph; for me the MX does this, despite being, in comparison to K, fairly feature laden, it remains simple to use and none of them are distracting.