Excerpt: As a freelance pro when younger, I used a Nikon F3. Great camera. However, my work style usually demanded medium format, and I bought a Pentax 645 when it came out, to supplement my Mamiya C330, which produced fine results but is a bit of an unwieldy beast in the field.
I would recommend this to any one looking for an all in one
5 June 2013
Summary: I bought this to have an all in one for a good price, it has been working well for that. It does not take professional quality pictures but good enough to put on social websites to share with friends.
Excerpt: When I started to get into photography and was trying to get better shots with my automatic weather resistant film camera back in 1999 I was talking with my mom and explaining how I wish I could have more control over my photos.
Excerpt: I used them continually, as a semi pro, throughout late '70's to early '90's. Didn't get them serviced but never once let me down. Change of job / circumstances and lack of interest meant they haven't hardly been used since.
Excerpt: I find the MX a great camera for 'casual' use, with a good feature set, a magnificent viewfinder and its small size. The metering system is very good, I find the LEDs better than using a needle showing speeds or over-/underexposure.
Excerpt: If you never looked through the MX with a 50 mm lens attached, you mist something. It is exactly the normal human vision. You can focus and shot with both eyes open. This is by far the best street shoting posible.
Excerpt: I sold my chrome MX a while ago and as they say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I missed it so much I bought a black MX. The camera is small and light-weight, and the black makes it look pretty sleek. I really like the LEDs used for metering, but I can't explain why.
Excerpt: The MX was my first real camera, purchased new around 1982. Of course I lusted after the LX, but the MX was what I could afford. I've aquired several good cameras over the years, including the Pentax Super A, Nikon F4S and N90S, Konica FT-1.