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. She started digging through her closet and pulled out this dusty old camera bag, inside was her old Pentax MX with M 50mm 1.7 and Vivitar 70-210mm Macro zoom.
Excerpt: I have owned three MXs over the years. My first (a chrome model), I purchased in 1982. I shot with it for about a year and a half. And, for reasons I can't remember, I sold it to go with an Olympus om1. I didn't like the Olympus system and so I switched back to Pentax. My second MX (also chrome) was purchased around 1984, and I have shot with it ever since. About ten years ago I found a mint black MX on Ebay and I snapped it up.
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: One of the few fully modular 35mm cameras which, in it's time, gave 85 to 90 percent of the performance of the outstanding Canon F1 and Nikon F2AS at just over 60 percent of the price. By any standards this was a remarkable achievement.
Excerpt: It was my first SLR (my first cam was a Beiretta) and never regret i started with Pentax MX. I bought it just after they appeard on the market. Bought a winder and some vivitar lenses and later got a second body and winder to make my collection complete.