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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This is the full text and images from the manual. It is one of the few controls so it is a major negative. Still, all of them lenses came to new life on a “full-frame” body.

The “notorious” stiff shutter speed dial is also more conducive to deliberate shooting. I like that all the shutter speeds are mechanical so the camera can be penax without a battery.


pentwx In the dark, when the red dots are difficult to see, align the upraised white dot on the lens barrel with the lens release lever by touch. Buyers may be subject to additional charges for customs clearance.

Also keep it beyond the reach children. But it’s not the cheapest either and what I have to say here is: Insert the film leader in between any of the white plastic pins surrounding the film take-up spool. After the final picture on the roll has been taken, the rapid-wind lever will not advance further, indicating that the film must be rewound.


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

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. There are some annoying things about this camera. The small size is useful is compactness is required but I prefer larger cameras in the hand – the K series or a Minolta SRT, which are also more solidly built. The battery is unneeded except for in-camera metering. Maybe a little-bit too small, if I’m nitpicky. To remove the Mount Adaptor K from the camera body, first remove the screw-mount lens.

My MX adahi with the standard focusing screen central horizontal split prism with surrounding microprism “doughnut”. The size is a real bonus for me – yes, my pinkie and sometimes my fourth finger hang off the edge, but on the other hand I have a few outdoor jackets with pockets big enough to take it with a 40mm M-series Pancake lens on it.

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The HUGE viewfinder is wonderful for composing, but sometimes I find myself having to turn my eye a bit far to the side to see the LEDS or the shutter speed which, like the aperture, is also visible in the viewfinder. I bought mine in with a 50mm 1. I haven’t experienced that with any other film cameras of any brand. I love that it is all mechanical and will operate without batteries, just like my KX.


I can see if the film is wound on, I can see how many exposures I have left, I can preview depth of field, I can set ASA, I can set the self timer, and I can see the shutter and aperture readings in the viewfinder. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. There is an indication of which ss and aperture you’re at and the traffic light used to indicate exposure is both smart and easy to grasp.

Then adjust the shutter speed dial until the green LED illuminates. Standard back with memo holder, interchangeable with Magazine.

The color of the cocked indicator changes to black after tripping the shutter. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – ms in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. I still use it and I doubt anyone will be saying that about a DSLR nearly 40 years after they bought it.

Pentax MX Manual

Report item – opens in a new window or tab. For deliberate multiple exposures, make the first exposure in the normal way. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. I can’t imagine anyone complaining about the build of the body.