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 purchased my second one about 18 months ago as I was missing the small size of this model and wanted something similar to my ME Super.

Pentax MX instruction manual, user manual

Also be especially sun to wipe off the battery with a cloth when they are salted. Accidents or rough handling can easily damage the internal mechanism, even though externally nothing seems to have been hurt.

Lift up the rewind crank. For extremely low temperature, use new batteries. That should tell you what I think of the camera. If this is not possible, keeping the camera in its case or manuak will help somewhat in minimizing the effects of a rapid temperature change.

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Pentax MX instruction manual, user manuals, Pentax PDF manual

Small size, battery-independent where necessary. Take care not to drop the camera or knock it against anything solid.

If you have to put the lens down without the rear lens cap, place place it front-element down never front element up unless you have a lens cap in place. I’ve owned and used 4 different MXs in the past 5 years, two early models one black and two later models. Instant return mirror and automatic diaphragm. This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights reserved. The focusing screen will then flip down.

If the equipment is covered by warranty, repairs will be made and parts replaced free of charge, and the equipment will be returned to you upon completion of servicing. Vertical position Hold your camera tightly to your forehead with your left hand, and draw your right arm close to your body.


I bought the ebay MX intending to merely have it on display, but since I’ve rediscovered how good it feels to use, I may well give my K5 a rest and start actually shooting some film! The light meter was as good as any of the era but the readout somewhat better than most. Basic Operating Instructions 8. With the MX Winder attached it is an entirely different beast and handles like a literal pro. With its giant viewfinder, manual focusing is a fairly simple affair.

In any case, however, shipping charges and customs clearance fees are to be borne by the sender. If the batteries are dead, the LED dots will not glow. It is one of the few controls so it is a major negative.

To prove the date of your purchase when required, please keep the receipts or bills covering the purchase of your equipment for at least a year. Please note the delivery estimate is greater than 6 business days.

I like to hold something a bit bigger when using an all manual camera, and have some more weight to prevent for camera shake. To install the screen of your choice, place it on the screen frame, pushing it back to the original position until it locks with a click.

It came in mint condition, with new batteries, a strap and the original leather case. Smudges, such as fingerprints, should be carefully wiped away with either lens tissue or a clean, soft cloth.

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.

Indeed my first MX had this feature, however my current one does not, it being mmanual to many mechanical dials on my other cameras.

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

It’s in a very handy place, and the index finger falls easily to the task, but some may prefer a separate button. The best thing about this camera is without a doubt the viewfinder. Where to keep your camera while you are not using it is an important point. Penyax a spacer disc for a tripod, slow flash sync.


First, bring your subject into sharp focus. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I bought mine in with a 50mm 1. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Returns: 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 operating manual digital camera optio m20 pages. This warranty policy does not apply to Asahi Pentax cameras purchased in the U. Pentax Serial Number Database. I don’t think the MX is not a good camera, however I do think that it is very overrated and do not recommend it. 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.

What do you want it for? The “notorious” stiff shutter speed dial is also more conducive to deliberate shooting. For these cameras, please refer to the separate Warranty Policy Card enclosed here. But it’s not the cheapest either and what I have to say here is: For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

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