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Pentax Optio MX
4.0 out of 10

Pentax Optio MX

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Overall 10
10

User Review

gord lucas, pentaxforums.com
22 December 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: small, build quality
  • Cons: none from my standpoint
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Overall 8
8.0

I would recommend this to any one looking for an all in one

the_eboy_boy18, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Wired, pentaxforums.com
11 February 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: simple, fully manual, light, compact, build quality, viewfinder
  • Cons: film?
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

JimD, pentaxforums.com
17 March 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Tough and Reliable
  • Cons: By '70's and '80's standards: none
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Overall 10
10

User Review

asaru, pentaxforums.com
1 March 2011
  • Excerpt: As far as I am concerned, this is the best camera there is, though that's just all the years of shooting nothing else talking... One thought to add to everything said already:
  • Pros: everything
  • Cons: nothing (except the lack of digital film)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

KjetilH, pentaxforums.com
6 January 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Size, build quality, features, viewfinder
  • Cons: Film counter failure, used prices
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

MysteryOnion, pentaxforums.com
5 December 2010
  • Excerpt: It was touted as a PRO system camera and I recall that it was never given too much notice back in the 80s.
  • Pros: Size, weight, all mechanical speeds
  • Cons: some duds were in production
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jan_haidn, pentaxforums.com
13 November 2010
  • 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.
  • Pros: Viewfinder
  • Cons: Shutter
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Overall 10
10

User Review

builttospill, pentaxforums.com
25 August 2010
  • 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.
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ziggy7, pentaxforums.com
5 May 2010
  • 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.
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