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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.

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1. From : James Restor (theforumguy@gmail.com)
Url : http://www.beadstore.net
Date : 03:00 PM Thursday 26 May, 2005

I been using Pental LX for my jewelry and it has a great impact in how I present my work to my clients. I'll be using this camera for a long time.


2. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 08:34 AM Monday 23 May, 2005

Indeed, I feel it may be game-over for Pentax. Certainly from our point of view. Having noticed the demise of the MZ-S in the UK market a few months back, I fear the worst. Digital. Pentax have done well with the Optio range of shirt pocket cameras, but I don't see good sales results with their DSLRs. Pentax's USP of small and high quality, does not seem to be cutting it in the current climate. I fear they are surviving from revenues from commercial systems (traffic control stuff in Japan) etc. However, they are a small company and can, as such, move with the times well. Their ability to maintain A-series lenses, even if that is now only in Japan, shows core commitment. Perspective. My local bar, Frankie & Bennies, is a local haunt for young photographers. They look at me perplexed, when I say "Pentax", to the question: "COOL! what did you use for that shot?" ("an LX"). Sadly, these are no longer the days when Takumar, SMC, Spotmatic, LX, MX, or even K1000 carry any weight or recognition at all. And these are kids who think that film "rules!". Shame. Hey, like we care - lock n load! mines a roll of P3200. - Ian.


3. From : AB (nuzzlemuff@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 04:01 AM Wednesday 18 May, 2005

I take back my comment about 7dayshop and apologise. The culprit regarding the delay in delivery was the Royal Mail. AB


4. From : Mico (micolx@netscape.net)
Url : http://
Date : 06:03 AM Tuesday 17 May, 2005

Something is wrong with the Pentax sales and marketing department. There is no more MZ-S, no 50/1.7 (in any version!)as well as FA 300/4.5 - some of the finest, yet affordable products from Pentax. On the other side, we have a whole bunch of very expensive and pro-oriented lenses (135-200-300-400/2.8,250-600/5.6 etc.)Who is going to buy them and for which body?! MZ-60 or maybe *ist(D) - it sounds like a good joke. LX is history, no matter what we think, and without some decent SLR or DSLR body this could be the end of the road for our beloved brand. Just look at some other, much bigger ex-names. M.


5. From : Jorge Nunez (jnunez@ap.org)
Url : http://
Date : 10:12 PM Monday 16 May, 2005

This from Pentax regarding "last hurrah":

Jorge, Thank you for contacting Pentax Imaging Company. Pentax has not announced plans to produce another 35mm SLR camera, with the advancement of digital technology. However, Pentax produced the LX 2000 Limited Edition (in 2000). This model was released in Japan, only. The following link shows some images of this model:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/pentaxy2k/htmls/

If you are unable to open this link, we may suggest using a search engine with keywords LX 2000 or LX limited edition. We hope this helps. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at: 800-877-0155 Thanks again.

Joe Virgil
Pentax Imaging Company


6. From : Rick (SteffenRichard@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:54 PM Thursday 12 May, 2005

I agree AB! As much as I would dearly love to see an updated Silver Anniversary LX, it just ain't gonna happen! Digital is God and everything else is a dinosaur. I don't know what you can do to avoid it. I will continue to shoot and enjoy slides as long as I can see through my viewfinder, but....... Rick


7. From : AB (nuzzlemuff@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 10:32 PM Thursday 12 May, 2005

Don't hold your breath!


8. From : T. Canales (canalest@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 06:25 PM Thursday 12 May, 2005

It's May 2005, almost 25 years since Pentax introduced the LX. Does anyone think of the possibility that Pentax will re-introduce the LX for its 25th anniversary, having some upgrades? I got the idea when I heard that Nikon introduced their F6 model when most people didn't think possible since the photo market is switching to digital. (In 1997, Nikon also re-introduced the F2 25th anniversary model.)
As its last hurrah to film, Pentax would do good to re-inntroduce the LX with upgrades that would be appealing to professional photographers still using film, such as 1/4000 sec top mechanical speed, 1/250 sec TTL, a FA-3 finder to support P-TTL, hybrid shutter, AE lock, a spot meter, a redesigned multiple exposure switch, digital data back LX, and a redesigned motor drive that mirrors the Motor Drive A that would be compatible w/older LX bodies. The rest of the LX as we know it would stay the same, including the well sealed gasketing and excellent light meter.


9. From : Jim Welden (jaswel@tenforward.com)
Url : http://
Date : 07:37 AM Thursday 12 May, 2005

I'm seeking an SMC-M or A 85mm 1.4 portrait lens, filer size 67. Will pay the price for the genuine article, so kindly don't suggest Tamaron or other alternatives. Hope to hear. J.


10. From : AB (nuzzlemuff@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 01:48 AM Sunday 08 May, 2005

Hi Guys, I'm currently awaiting the arrival of my Pentax Optio 750Z from 7DayShop (7YearShop is more like it). This is the first new Pentax camera I've bought and I intend to use it for eBay, parties etc. I'll let you know what I think if it ever arrives. I notice www.pentax.co.uk is updated, they now have user manuals available for download. These go back as far as ES screw mounts which is great. Sadly the manual I tried to download was unavailable - maybe they haven't finished posting them all yet. Looking under SLR's I see that Pentax only does two, the *ist and the Mz60... I wonder how long they will remain available. I'm saddened to see that the few A Series lenses that were on the old site (A 20, A 300 2.8, A 400 5.6 & 2.8, SMC 500 4.5) are no longer there. AB


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