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1. From : Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 03:30 AM Wednesday 13 July, 2005
I once had a Tamron SP mirror 500mm f8--almost impossible to steady for a number of reasons. 1200mm f8, no thanks. --Jay2. From : GLOBETROTTER (email@example.com)
Url : http://www.gallery.globetrotterworld.co.uk
Date : 08:07 PM Tuesday 12 July, 2005
Wanna buy my 1200mm A* 8.0... tee he...?
That was a great price for a near-new Pentax LX...I wish I'd seen it first!
That f/2 50mm is still a sharp lens, so try it out first before you sell it as it will not sell for much, yet still provide great images. I've tried them all, including the A 1.7; M 1.4; K 1.2 and A 1.2. The 50mm 1.4 is the sharpest, and the 1.7 the best bang for the buck, although I prefer the A 1.2 out of the 50mm lenses, mainly for the light-gathering power and bright viewfinder image.3. From : AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 04:00 PM Sunday 10 July, 2005
You should be able to pick up a 50mm 1.4 fairly cheaply (Jessops is probably worth a try, on their secondhand site you can scan all shops in the country and they'll send it to your local - no obligation). I love the 85mm 1.4 A* usually quite pricey but you never know. There are loads of high class Pentax lenses from the M & A era (and a few dogs, but not many). You can always ask us our opinion 'cause between us we must have most of them - well, I don't yet have a 1200mm A* 8.0 but hey!
AB4. From : Neil P (email@example.com)
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Date : 05:49 AM Sunday 10 July, 2005
Thanks AB, I saw the camera & although I have a full Canon EOS pro spec kit I couldn't resist the Pentax LX at the price, I checked e-bay & found mint LX's going for up to £370 so I can't lose, if I don't like it within 30 days Jessops would give a refund or I could sell for a profit on e-bay!!, however I've been using the LX today & don't think I will be parting with it for a while in fact i'm looking for a faster standard lens, flash & a couple of primes. All the best Neil5. From : AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 03:28 PM Saturday 09 July, 2005
Neil, that's an extremely good price, I'd be happy with that on eBay let alone a shop. My local Jessops had a mint Nikon F3 with fancy finder, MD4 Drive and 24mm f2.0 going for £800 for some time (they'd probably have taken £700). I think they are just rrying to shift film gear, people probably bring in a whole system to 'go digital' and Jessops gives them peanuts. 53489** (why do we use ** to obscure the full serial number?) is one of the latest I've seen. I bought my own 5342 from its original purchaser and he bought it new around about 1990
Enjoy your LX
AB6. From : Neil P (email@example.com)
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Date : 02:27 PM Saturday 09 July, 2005
I have just bought a Pentax LX in "Mint" condition from Jessops in Leicester, it honestly looks brand new & they even gave me a 3 year guarantee!!, does anybody know how I could find an apporoximate age for the camera from its serial no of 53489**?, from what I've read it has the latest spec. Paid £256 including 50mm f2.0 & B+W skylight filter, also instruction book & spare focusing screen, does that look a reasonable buy? Cheers Neil7. From : Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 01:52 AM Wednesday 06 July, 2005
Mico, Please write me at my address on how your plans are progressing for relocation. Can we help in any way? --Jay (and Eva and family).8. From : Jay (email@example.com)
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Date : 01:28 AM Friday 01 July, 2005
The release magnet has a coil which can build up residual voltage and can need the procedure from time to time which I mentioned. A local shop selling electronic stuff, like batteries and meters, can sell you a cheap VO meter for around USD10.00. It will have a meter by scale correlating with its various dial settings. One dial setting is for a range of DC volts, say up to three, then 4.5, 6, 9, 12, etc. Set at 6 volts DC, the red lead would need to touch the part of the battery comparment where the plus of the absent button batteries would touch, the black the minus; if the meter bumps up a bit toward an indicationof apparent voltage briefly on its scale when so touching, you have removed a residual voltage charge from the uplinked auto exposure metering components in the camera. I do this once a month and have not had intermitant shutter problems in twenty years of LX use. --Jay9. From : AB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 04:54 PM Thursday 30 June, 2005
Phil, Robin has done 7 cameras for me over the years, never any problems and he provides a guarantee on the whole camera after his work. If it's not fixable he'll tell you and return it. Fingers crossed that yours is fixable and that you'll be able to continue using it with confidence for another twenty years (with relatively inexpensive five yearly CLA's). AB10. From : Philip Ashman (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 : 04:27 PM Thursday 30 June, 2005
Thanks again guys and I have already moved the film speed dials/ASA settings etc.. back and forward as I was already aware of that needing doing from time to time. Regret that I am hopeless at anything technical Jay and although what you suggest sounds good I find it all hard to understand and have no equipment etc.. Thanks Ian for the advice re: the meter/shutter speeds relating to with/without film loaded and I wasn't aware of that. However, it was definitely playing up badly when I shot the last roll of film and as I had a hand held meter and was cross referencing the readings, I am sure there is a fault with the shutter 'hanging' open at times for up to 7 - 8 secs when the available light determined a shutter speed of no more than 1/4 sec on the chosen aperture, indicated by both the camera meter and the hand held meter. I will of course be anxious to see the roll of Provia when returned from processing next week. It's probably worth mentioning that as far as I know this LX has not been serviced for donkeys years (certainly not whilst I have had it!)and it's long overdue anyway. I have spoken to a chap called Robin Gowing at Harrow Technical, Pentax repairers, who thinks it is likely to be the release magnet requiring adjustment or replacement and the estimate would be between £90-£120, including a full strip down, lubrication, re-assembly to full Pentax specifications, including renewed sealants - in effect a damn good service! Obviously if it turns out to be a worse and more costly repair problem they would advise before going ahead and not charge me to return it as it is, other than P & P. I am therefore sending it to them for them to have a look at it, as I think it would be money well spent in any event, as I do not want to lose the LX, or have the bother of trying to find another, as this one has served me well for many years. Phil
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