Thursday, September 08, 2016

Black and White with the Asahi Pentax MX

I got a cool little camera for my birthday, the Asahi Pentax MX with  SMC Pentax M 50 f1.7 lens. This is the smallest 35mm SLR on the market, even a tick smaller than the Olympus OM-1. Mechanically the MX under the the metal shell is a lot like the first generation K series SLRS like the K-1000, KM and KX which in turn are Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Fs with a bayonet mount and upgraded metering. What was different with the MX was it's meter, it used red, orange and green led lights to tell if you correct with your exposure. Neat idea but also the camera's achilles heal. Let me explain, I love shooting with this camera, however, in certain lighting situations, you lose the LED light meter lights to flare, a pain in the ass if you're out to get that perfect exposure.

That said in about 90% of those photographic situations I was fine. The MX is a cool camera I can put in my brief case and not worry about bulk.

Camera: Asahi Pentax MX, SMC Pentax K 28 f3.5 lens. SMC Pentax M 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: ORWO UN 54, D76 1+1.

Clean Water Temple

Doorway To Water Treatment

Looking West Towards Woodbine

Neville Loop Backup_

Opposite of the Outrigger

Sidewalk Seating

Grand Queen St. Semi_
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