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Industry wide indications and ceasing film body development by Pentax altogether in early 2003 more than suggest the manual focus Pentax LX will not be having an upgrade (except, perhaps for very rare Limited Edition Models hand assembled by special commission by the new HoyaPentax Corporation). In 2008 Pentax became a division of Hoya Corporation, which had together with Pentax released jointly developed professional grade optics (since 2005); Pentax has shifted its attention to development of auto focus Digital SLRs having build qualities constructed for the long run--now with weather seals--like the LX. You may use this site for common support and sharing of mutual users knowledge or experiences among yourselves. You may also use this message board as a guestbook for the advanced users Pentax SLR cameras from the LX forward, including many such auto focus film cameras, and Pentax digital SLR cameras. We keep the site going too for the WORD SEARCH FEATURE found here as to its magnificent K mount system user archives: as have been shared here for many years. Have an inquiry related to Pentax gear? First try KEYING IN YOUR KEY WORD(S) for a preexisting archived response on your subject of inquiry from this LX site. If your inquiry or sharing is from advanced users K10D, K20D, or K200D SLR needs, proceed on to t NEW PENTAX ADVANCED USERS K10D, K20D SLR site.

This LX site was specifically created for the great Pentax LX SLR camera model(s), and now has incorporated increased opportunity for an expanded interchange with the introductions of the Pentax K10D, K20D, and K200D SLRs to include advanced and professional digital user models. Interchange is encouraged with the intention to continue as a forum for advanced system users of past K-mount film based SLR systems and the mentioned Pentax DSLRs. With decreasing forum traffic here, and enthusiasts moving on with SLR digital imaging products futures, we hope the continued convenience of this site and its past Pentax advanced LX users data archives--provided by the database KEY WORD SEARCH FEATURE found here--can be very useful to you. Most past site user techniques, systems components, and lenses of Pentax advanced applications--as have been past examined by users on this site--are still of use regarding the newest Pentax SLRs. Please don't mail us with other than constructive suggestions or to rectify mistakes found within this site, thank you. Since this is a non-profitable resource site, maintained by professional and advanced system users, the developer of this site reserves the rights to censor or delete any inappropriate, unrelated, misleading or excessively hostile messages posted herein. If your intention is to dispose of your Pentax cameras or its accompanying accessories and/or you are looking for a used model, or even for any of its system components: please use a separate section with a higher volume of related traffic for these purposes: on the
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1. From : Daniel Schott (dhs3@cornell.edu)
Url : http://
Date : 04:10 AM Tuesday 26 June, 2001

How easy is it to use Pentax screwmount lenses on the LX? I have a K-mount adapter.

My current camera is a 36-year-old Spotmatic, and I'm considering an upgrade to an LX body, but the cost and scarcity of manual K-mount lenses is holding me back. From what I understand from the LX website, automatic exposure should work fine with screwmount lenses (because of IDM), but manual metering is going to be a problem (my lenses lack the aperture readout prong you see on all K-mount lenses.) So I have a couple of questions:

1) How easy is it to do stopped-down metering on the LX? How many fingers/hands does it require for most people?
2) Does the aperture pin on Super-Takumar lenses work on the LX? (This pin closes the aperture to the preset setting during exposure. It's different from the prong on K-mount lenses)

Thanks!

-Daniel

By the way, thank you for the fantastic website! It's by far the best site on SLR camera bodies I can find anywhere on the web!


2. From : Kris (kribry@telusplanet.net)
Url : none
Date : 12:18 PM Friday 22 June, 2001

I found an old Pentax either K 1000, or KC 1000. Not sure. Anyway I think it's from the early 80's and everything on seems to work fine. Can anybody tell me if this is a high end Pentax? Or if it's any good? I don't know much about cameras.

Thanks for your help.


3. From : chihung chen (chihung_chen@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 05:20 AM Sunday 17 June, 2001

Hi, there!

My thanks to all who build, maintain and contribute to this site.

I have a used LX body which has recently lost its ability to focus at infinity. The symptom: the split imige in the finder is not yet fully aligned (though very close to) even if the focusing ring on the lens has traveled to its very end, i.e. inf..

In all other ways the camera works fine. I would appreciate greatly for having suggestions/advice on dealing with this problem.

Chihung, Toronto, Canada


4. From : Ralph Scamby (elfalcoon@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 07:23 AM Thursday 07 June, 2001

Need E-Mail address or telephone number for contacting Pentax regarding camera repairs. Please reply t0: elfalcoon@aol.com, and many thanks in advance.

Ralph Scamby
Apple Valley, CA


5. From : Timoteo Canales (canalest@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:47 AM Tuesday 05 June, 2001

Hi,
I own a Pentax LX along with other Pentax and Ricoh manual focus models. I know that the LX2000 can only be purchased in Japan, but I was wondering if anyone knows if the Grip B of the LX2000 can be purchased separately. My Grip B does not have the strap latch that the one on the LX2000 has; therefore, when I have my Grip B attached to my LX, I can only use the side latches for my strap and thus carry the camera on my shoulder, not around my neck as I sometimes want to. Thanks,
--TC


6. From : JP (curtisgoatheart@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:39 AM Saturday 02 June, 2001

I have an early production LX (5224xxx) that I recently bought used from a reputable store. For some reason it underexposed every picture I took in my first three rolls. I believe I shot all three manual. I can't tell if it's a metering problem or a problem with the operator (i.e., this thing is pretty sophisticated, and I came from a Super Program)-- but I'm used to using the manual exposure mode, it's what I've always used. Does anyone have any quick advice? Or ideas on where I should take it for repair (in other words, if it is a metering problem, is there someone who specializes in such problems)?


7. From : MC Lau (mclau50@mac.com)
Url : http://wwww.mir.com.my/mclau
Date : 10:44 PM Wednesday 23 May, 2001

TO Khairul. Sorry Khairul, I just dump all the raw files 2 days ago and left with the jpegs. I'll try to see what I can recover from the jpegs using Genuine Fractals.


8. From : Khairul Muzammil (khairul@mmc.com.my)
Url : http://
Date : 06:45 PM Wednesday 23 May, 2001

I love this site very much, even browsing them during my office hours. I was a Pentax user during the eighties (MEs, MXs and Super As); can afford the LX. I am now just a casual photog with the the MZ autofocus. I would appreciate if you can e-mail me a jpg image of the Pentax LX with a 50mm lens so that I can use it a my background wallpaper for my PC. It'll be a great gift for a guy who reads Leo Foo's writings and being inspired by them. Rgds.


9. From : mk (mkong66@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:54 AM Tuesday 15 May, 2001

I am looking for a ff-1 finder. Please let me know if you are willing to sell yours.


10. From : Viv Patterson (liviewsea@excite.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:21 AM Monday 14 May, 2001

Yeap, those images of the new LX 2000 are just great. I love this view:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/pentaxy2k/htmls/12.htm & another at:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/pentaxy2k/htmls/2.htm The few shots of the
50mm f1.2 lens are also very well taken from a good perpesctive. There are good product shot - much better than the tiny image the Pentax Homepage in Japan has shown ! Great work by Mr. MCLAU and LEO !


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