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    Default Pentax MZ50 good?

    I'm thinking of getting a Pentax SLR for fun. Came across cash converter selling them at slightly more than $100. Worth getting?

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    Default Re: Pentax MZ50 good?

    Use to have this camera. It is a good basic entry level SLR. 10 years ago, with the FA35-70, it is selling around $200+.

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    Default Re: Pentax MZ50 good?

    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    Use to have this camera. It is a good basic entry level SLR. 10 years ago, with the FA35-70, it is selling around $200+.
    Thanks bro. So can consider.

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    Default Re: Pentax MZ50 good?

    Cash Converter stuff, better double-check.
    Make sure they do a good job of refurbishing the stuff they buy.
    You would want to check for light leakages (not sure how you can do that though) and shutter timing besides the usual stuff.
    If you're just looking for a K-mount film, I got a Ricoh KR super II (something like that) that I can let go for around $60.

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    Do take note that MZ-50 like MZ-30 and MZ-60 have a crippled KAF mount.

    With aperture at non-A position, all photos will be metered and taken at full aperture. Unlike DSLRs, there is no firmware upgrade and no green button solution.
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    Default Re: Pentax MZ50 good?

    Quote Originally Posted by CY_OH View Post
    Do take note that MZ-50 like MZ-30 and MZ-60 have a crippled KAF mount.

    With aperture at non-A position, all photos will be metered and taken at full aperture. Unlike DSLRs, there is no firmware upgrade and no green button solution.
    Thanks. Maybe I'll just go look for the K1000 since it's more of a collector's

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    Default Re: Pentax MZ50 good?

    mz 50 is still a good camera in my opinion. i have been using it until recently where i switch to digital.

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