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Pentax MX 35mm Camera Body, Chrome

***Lens not included
Pentax Cameras
KEH Model# 250959
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* AS IS means usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return available.


Pentax MX 35mm Camera Body, Chrome Description


Introduced in 1976 with it's along with the Pentax ME and a new line of compact lenses called the SMC Pentax M series lenses. The MX features a new compact body design that is databack, motordrive and autowinder capable. It's one of the last fully mechanical cameras ever made. The MX uses a new type of metering cell: Gallium Photo Diode (GPD).

MX specifications:

  • Pentax K bayonet lens mount
  • Manual focus
  • TTL metering, manual metering only, GPD metering cells
  • Center weighted metering pattern
  • LED metering display in VF
  • Hot shoe and PC sync terminal (FP & X)
  • Shutter speed range: 1 sec
  • 1/1000 plus B
  • Horizontal moving, fabric shutter
  • Batteries operate meter only, all shutter speeds are mechanical
  • Flash sync at 1/60
  • Self timer
  • ISO film speed range: 25-1600, set manually
  • Manual film advance and rewind
  • Interchangeable focusing screens, need special tweezers
  • DOF preview
  • Mechanical cable release socket
  • Shutter speed and aperture info visible in VF

The word Asahi is engraved on prism housing. The light meter turns on when you pull the advance lever away from the body or press the shutter release button half way down. To save power the meter automatically turns off after several seconds and whenever you move the advance lever flush against the body. The MX uses: two MS76 style batteries.

Optional accessories include:

  • Dial Data MX
  • Bulk Film Magazine MX
  • Winder MX (2 fps)
  • Motor Drive MX (5 fps)

KEH Specifications

Focus:  Manual  

Lens Mount:  PK 

Metering:  TTL 

Manual Metering:  Yes 

Center Weighted:  Yes 

Metering Display:  LED 

Shoe:  Hot 

PC Sync:  Yes 

Shutter Speed Range:  1s-1/1000 

High Sync. Speed:  1/60 

B or T Setting:  B 

Self-timer:  Yes 

ISO/DX Range:  25-1600 

ISO/DX Setting:  Man. 

Film Advance:  Man. 

Film Rewind:  Man. 

Interchangeable Screens:  Yes 

Removable Back:  Yes 

DOF Preview:  Yes 

Release Socket:  Mech. 

Viewfinder Image:  95% 

Battery:  2-MS76 

Weight:  17.5oz.  


General information

Brand Name Pentax
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KF (SMC-AF, ME F)