Little write-up on Pentax stuff
adam at mawz.ca
Sat Oct 17 11:14:53 EDT 2009
On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Miserere <miserere at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/10/16 Adam Maas <adam at mawz.ca>:
>> Just posted a writeup o my opinions on various Pentax SLR's I've owned
>> over the last few years on my blog over at www.mawz.ca.
>> I suspect some might disagree with me, especially on my opinion of the
>> MX and MZ-5n (neither of which I was terribly impressed by), on the
>> flip isde, I really do like my K2.
> Thanks for the read, Adam. It's fine if people disagree; we all have
> different needs and likes. Personally, I quite liked the MX (I prefer
> smaller bodies) but I find it difficult to live without Av. The one MX
> I've owned had the smoothest, silkiest film advance lever I have
> *ever* used. I should've kept it just so I could play with that lever
> while watching TV :-)
> I do agree on the LX. I wish they'd make a digital version. I'd be
> happy with APS-C and manual focus, even with mechanical shutter
> cocking like the Epson R-D1.
> I've never used any Nikon film cameras so I'll be interested in
> reading what you have to say about them.
The MX's wind lever is pretty nice as Pentax's go. But you haven't
seen smooth until you've tried an F3 or EM (the later is a cheap,
plastic MV/MG equivalent, but has a wonderfully smooth wind-on). The
Leica M3 is also uber-smooth.
As to the Nikon's, I like them for their build, the superb viewfinders
and the combination of a reasonably small body and superb shutter that
is the FM/FE/FA series. I really wish that Pentax had made an
equivalent to the FM2n (Manual, mechanical, 1/4000 shutter, 1/250
sync, viewfinder just slightly smaller than the LX, available 3.5fps
M. Adam Maas
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