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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 : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 09:07 AM Saturday 01 January, 2005

Happy New Year! - Ian.


2. From : Jay (ibcom@onebox.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:46 PM Friday 31 December, 2004

Hi, The camera in question was never in "production" in the UK. It, and the related, more advanced 3 series, were stopped in distribution worldwide from Asia about two years ago, due to sales fall-off and retooling at Pentax for the SLR digital cameras and smaller SLR film cameras with the newer even more segmented light meters and more responsive AF multi-popint sensors. These in kind abandoned the dials for push buttons along with fancy viewfinder indicators for the eye. In the process, Pentax dial SLR retrofitted cameras were discontinued altogether. The film camera world is in limbo to some degree until sales and true technology futures are clearer on digital SLRs and the like.

As when autofocus took over manual focus camera bodies, we are in a massive industry-wide transition. Exactly to what is somewhat unclear, for, popularly priced digital sensor arrays of professional quality are just beginning to surface with the 8MP and up bodies. Just when some group, like Olympus, invests heavily in professional futures, with a heavy duty body and buff system, it is usurped by other sensor technology costing less and offering more: not found in that high-risk camera systems investment. If it had relied only on the new system for mastery of the market, it would have gone out of business after sales were minimal. Pentax, the smallest of the camera development enterprises, is going slow into the twilight, hoping for the sun to rise and clarify the land to be trodden. Leica, once locally owned and operated, for example, sold out to a corporation, when fine photography seemed no longer in the eye of an elite buying group once fascinated with dials.--Jay


3. From : Matt G (gibbzarella@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:14 AM Friday 31 December, 2004

Hello, quick question.... is the MZ-5N still in production in the UK? Can it still be bought from high st retailer eg Jessops? Or is there a better place to purchase said body on t'internet? Thanks


4. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 10:55 AM Tuesday 28 December, 2004

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2005. - Ian.


5. From : GLOBETROTTER (globetrotterworld@hotmail.com)
Url : http://www.globalphoto.co.uk
Date : 06:56 PM Saturday 25 December, 2004

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all users of the PENTAX Message Board, and all at MIR!


6. From : Dan (dgrimes@unlv.nevada.edu)
Url : http://
Date : 04:30 AM Friday 24 December, 2004

I don't think the Silicon Film imager is really available. Last I heard the company went into bankruptcy as of 9/15/2001: http://www.irvine-sensors.com/News/silicon_film_suspends.html Anyone heard diferently?


7. From : Jay (ibcom@onebox.com)
Url : http://
Date : 12:24 AM Thursday 23 December, 2004

There remain many English based sites regarding the LX, including Millenium models. Do a search in our database for a considerable list of them. --Jay


8. From : Ian (ian@ity.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 11:00 AM Wednesday 22 December, 2004

http://www.pentax.co.jp/japan/info/lx2000/top.html To my knowledge, the last official mention of the LX from Pentax. Everyone, please click-through on this link, just in case they read the apache logs and decide not to delete it due to redundancy. Many thanks to the sys-ops at Pentax for leaving it up this long. Merry Christmas. - Ian.


9. From : Hand Maid (handmaid@fsmail.net)
Url : http://
Date : 10:15 AM Wednesday 22 December, 2004

What about this: http://www.siliconfilm.com/AboutUs.html and this: http://www.siliconfilm.com/sft-4.pdf No chance? AB


10. From : Dan (dgrimes@unlv.nevada.edu)
Url : http://
Date : 04:29 AM Wednesday 22 December, 2004

Yeah, I'm aware of the dated discussion. I just thought the math showed how a sensor of the same size might as well be used in a 35mm rather than a medium format. But if the sensor can be bigger and fit the image area of a medium format, it is a different story. Rats! I was hoping you actually found an LX digital back! It would be on my wish list, too. Dan


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