View and Download Pentax MX manual online. for difficulties resulting from the use of any other brand of lenses or accessories with an Asahi Pentax. camera. The Pentax MX was a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Asahi Optical Co, later The MX is all manual: it does not feature autofocus or autoexposure modes such as aperture-priority, shutter-speed priority, or full program. Thank you for purchasing the PENTAX MX Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features.

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The manufacturer or its authorized representatives shall not be liable for any repair or alterations except those made with its written consent and shall not be liable for damages from delay or pentzx of use or from other indirect or consequential damages of any kind, whether caused by defective material or workmanship or otherwise; and it is expressly agreed that the liability of the manufacturer or its representatives under all guarantees or warranties, whether expressed or implied, is strictly limited to the replacement of parts as hereinbefore provided.

To print, try printing only 3 or 4 pages at a time. I like to hold something a bit bigger when using an all manual camera, and have some more weight to prevent for camera shake. Since my MX continues to keep on shooting after several years of continuous use, while both my Ricoh and Chinon bodies have bit the dust, I ultimately have to admit that the MX was a better value for the money. If it is 1 EV or more over or under, the appropriate red dot will glow as a warning for adjustment of either the f-stop or the shutter speed, unless petax want to make intentional over or underexposure.

This page may not be sold or distributed without the expressed permission of the producer. The camera body itself is small. I’d say the same for the wind on mechanism.

Whenever any one of these is used between the camera body and an SMC Pentax lens, the stopdown metering system must be used. I think it’s happy that it gets out in the fresh air, manuzl felt some rain today, maybe mmx first time in decades?


Once asani camera has become completely soaked, there is often nothing that can be done to make it right again. Xsahi Pentax cannot assume any. Everyone seems to hail the K, but that’s an aszhi camera. I vomited all over my Chinon CA-4 recently and the bottom is peeling off of it, it has been around Europe with me. A book that has been read but is in good condition. If you want to know how great the depth of field is at a certain aperture, focus on a subject and look through the viewfinder while moving the Self-timer lever toward the lens, and you will be able to preview the depth of Sellers set the item’s declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws.

Recently the MX has seen use as my travel film camera, going with me to Japan and Italy, and I have to say I’m very happy with the results and the experience – the small size is a real boon for travel as I take digital gear too.

When shutter speed is the more important factor, turn the dial to the speed you desire. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? Bulk magazine guide pin channel My MX had quite a dusty screen when I first bought it second hand. Being designed for manual exposure mode mmanual it made that as easy as possible.

Pentax MX Manual

Film rewind button I use these cameras because I can trust the light meters on them and because I have been accumulating K mount lenses. The diminutive size, ease of use, robustness, doen’t require batteries. I was lucky to find this one with a winder, which is a must have accessory. The wind-on action works fine but it’s not smooth – the resistance is uneven through the stroke, and that gives the impression of imprecise engineering inside.

A images film back was available as well as a 5 fps motor asaho and a 2 fps winder and numerous other accessories.

So small actually, that it is considered one of the smallest SLR bodies ever made. This eliminates the danger of electric shocks. It has got a nice weight to it, but it’s not too heavy. It is incredibly well built. When mounting your camera on a tripod, be sure the tripod screw is no longer than 5. However, this camera accepts pehtax auto-winder which gives it more size and a large ergonomic grip. The only thing the battery controls is the meter itself which has no bearing on operation of the camera’s functions, which are entirely mechanical.


I haven’t experienced that with any other film cameras of any brand. Unless these combinations are rigidly followed, there will be a failure in flash synchronization. Lift up the rewind crank. Those who possess one of the winders get an enlarged grip which probably improves the ergonomics a great deal.

ASAHI Pentax MX 35mm SLR Analogue Film Manual Camera With lenses, flash and case

For use of the X setting on the shutter speed dial, refer to page It should be turning easier. If I need longer, which is seldom, I take what I need.

Ms MX Service Manual 37 pages. Match the red dot on the camera body with the red dot on the lens. Please enter a number less than or equal to Mark Steele New Member Registered: The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.

Using Screw-mount Takumar Lenses Take care not to drop the camera or knock it against anything asshi. Sometimes I look at it in wonder at all the mechanisms inside and how I exchanged about 8 hours of bar work for it.


Cock the rapid-wind lever, and confirm that the film rewind knob turns counterclockwise, indicating that the film is properly loaded and is moving from cartridge to take-up spool. The size is a real bonus for me – yes, my pinkie and sometimes my fourth finger hang off the edge, but on the other hand I have a few outdoor jackets with pockets big enough to take it with a 40mm M-series Pancake lens pnetax it.

Release Shutter Hold your camera firmly and trip the shutter.

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Add to my manuals Add. Pull out the film rewind knob the back will open automaticallyand remove mahual film cartridge.