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1. From : GLOBETROTTER (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 06:35 PM Friday 26 September, 2003
It depends on where you live, Connie. You can either send it to Pentax, or take it to an independent repair specialist. Try using a 'search engine' on the Internet such as yahoo.com, or google and type in: pentax repairs This should give you plenty of options. Do you live in UK, USA or another country?2. From : Connie (email@example.com)
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Date : 08:24 AM Friday 26 September, 2003
I have a pentax camera that needs to be fixed and I am wondering where I can send it to get an estimate?3. From : Jay Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 06:45 AM Thursday 25 September, 2003
PROFESSIONAL NEWS. I cannot say which of the KAf mounts, which body, nor the exact release date. Confirmed today: Pentax Corp., Japan, has a design team developing a full 35mm sized D SLR> release coming sometime 1.5 to two years from this notice. I thought you would like to know. This sequence for DSLR releases--first an APS sized, then a 35mm size sensor DSLR--was what was written here when all the speculation began over what Pentax might do after the MZ-sD experiment abandonment.
I was able to get a translation back then of the interview from a Japanese pubication over the design of the current APS sized DSLR about nine months prior to its release (which I shared with you then). This new information is straight from the horse's mouth. I'd suggest e-mailing/writing the HQ with your desires for a mount including a mechanical aperture connection linkage for open aperture and taking aperture TTL manual light readings.--Jay4. From : Mico (email@example.com)
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Date : 03:40 AM Thursday 25 September, 2003
About drilling an extra hole in "K" & "M" lenses bayonet mount to allow metering with IST D: not a big deal, I used to do the same while fitting S-mount SMC-Takumars on my LX bodies. It should be even easier on K-mount lenses since you can remove the bayonet from the lens before drilling. It was not the case with S-mount lenses, and I had to drill in to the lens body. Althought, S-lens mount was aluminium, and K-baynet mont is stainless steel. I used that method with S-lenses to avoid awkward use of K-to-S mount adapter, so each lens had its own adapter, and the security lock hole, and I used them prety mach the same way as any other K-bayonet lens.5. From : Jay Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 10:14 AM Wednesday 24 September, 2003
Ron, When you are driving I 70 to Vail, or running in front of the Front Range, or crusing on the Peak to Peak Highway an LX in the glovebox is always prepared for the great shifting skies of these Rocky Mountains. Englewood Camera, Colorado Camera, and the Camera Trader off old Federal usually have LX gear, when it is not gobbled up. Ebay too likes to strut LX stuff. Good hunting, but get the post '83, post '86 body that has the dual meter switch if you go LX once more. --Jay6. From : Ron Naeve (email@example.com)
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Date : 06:44 AM Wednesday 24 September, 2003
I sold camera equip. from 1978-1986 and stayed in the photo industry until 2000. In Dec of 1980 I purchased one of the first Pentax LX cameras in Colorado, I was the envy of all my friends and co-workers. that camera was great, small, yet rugged, and the off of the film plane metering was so accurate. under adverse lighting conditions like concerts and fireworks it was amazing. I remember shooting a car accident in the rain, not a problem! I sold it in 1983 and bought a Leica M4. well 12 cameras later, I am concidering another LX really enjoyed it. I had the 200mm 2.5 Telephoto lens, again great Concert set up. Thanks Pentax.. for letting me be one of the first to love the LX7. From : Anton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 03:20 PM Tuesday 23 September, 2003
p.s. Paul, also check/replace your battery. AB8. From : Anton (email@example.com)
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Date : 03:18 PM Tuesday 23 September, 2003
Paul, welcome to this fascinating page (and site). Your problem sounds like the famous LX sticky mirror/shutter. This has been mentioned so many times here that you won't mind if I direct you thusly: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~distudio/thepentaxlx.html scroll down to Age Related Problems (this has nothing to do with one's bladder) for an explanation. All the best Anton9. From : Paul Gerhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 03:28 AM Tuesday 23 September, 2003
As an owner of a bag of Pentax lenses and two or three bodies I stumbled accross this forum. My LX has not seen much in years because it had developed a strange 'delay' when taking the first shot. The shutter would hang open and ruin the exposure. On subsecquent shots during the same shooting session it would work fine but after a few hours or a days it would misbehave the same way. Anybody know if this is a fixable problem? I am a pretty good tech but dont want to go into it with out a step by step. Thanks... Paul10. From : GLOBETROTTER (email@example.com)PAGE | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217
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Date : 06:53 PM Monday 22 September, 2003
The one thing I am not doing, is asking people to 'jump' ship to another camera system. I also do not feel that progress-for-progress-sake is the way to look at things. Progress is only progress when it actually succeeds in making that object or machine etc, superior and easier to use than its predecessor. A Pentax LX2 is only viable if it offers a vast improvement to the original LX with hopefully no, or few losses in ease of use and capabilities. I also know that I will almost certainly be using digital cameras at a professional level (whether that be Pentax or any other brand) sometime in the future - but certainly not yet. The Pentax *ist DSLR will of course be a good camera, but I'm afraid that it just will not be good enough for my future work. I also feel that although companies like Pentax must look ahead to avoid stagnation, they must not also ignore the premium efforts of the past. By that, I mean that todays top pro-level SLR's and DSLR's must contain not only future technalogical advances, but aslo contain most of the 'improvements' gathered during the past decades. If we are ever to go forward, we must learn from past mistakes and carry positive gains with us into the future.
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