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Pentax LX

Pentax LX


The Pentax LX


Is Pentax top of the line manual slr with a fully interchangable system much like the Nikon F1,2,3 and Canon F1 it was made in direct competition with them for the pro photographer market, With one major advantage the weight and size being much smaller! It has often been forgotten about but its a beast and can do everything those other cameras can


The LX camera was Pentax's most advanced manual focus camera. Launched in 1980 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Asahi Optical (thus the LX denomination), it was Asahi Pentax's contender for the professional segment of the 35mm SLR camera market, competing with the Nikon F3 and Canon F-1.
When introduced in 1980 it had many unique features and groundbreaking technologies--die-cast aluminum alloy body, titanium electromechanical horizontal-travel shutter, total body sealing, and Integrated Direct Metering (IDM)--all wrapped in a relatively small package. The LX was a modular system at only 565g, which included a whole system comprising from the start a series of accessories such as eight interchangeable viewfinders, twelve viewfinder screens, two motor drives, two data backs, wired or wireless remote control, and dedicated flashes in addition to the vast range of SMC lenses. It was protected against water and dust. This is probably one of the finest mechanical 35mm cameras ever produced, and very comfortable and easy to handle. The LX remained in production until 1997.
The LX had a hybrid electromechanical shutter with mechanical speeds between 1/2000 sec and 1/75 sec (X) and electronic speeds from 1/60 sec to 4 sec plus B. Those speeds were selectable from the speed dial, and the Automatic mode provided aperture priority.


This example comes with a 50mm F1.4 Pentax lens and the waist level viewfinder (it can be interchanged with the eye level or others)


This is a extremely juicy camera a hard one to let go of! 


Sample photos can be found here:


This camera has been tested and is fully functional

Comes with a 30Day working guarantee


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  • Testing Info

         All our cameras go through thorough testing against machines and checking to make sure the camera is fully functional. The testing is done by our trained technicians. Every camera is photographed individually to show every detail of the cosmetic condition. All cameras come with a 30 day working warranty so you can buy with confidence.

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