Written on: 01/12/2008
Pleasure to use, accurate mettering, durability, nice design, good limited series lenses 31mm, 43mm, 77mm.
Stable under shutter release despite noticeable mirror bounce.
Real camera, one of few true photographic tools, well recommend the Pentax LX. In fact the only bad points for me is the mirror bounce, gummy gaskets deteriorate and camera need servicing every some years. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by malibru
After trying nearly every major manufacturer's cameras in the last 25 years (Leica, Mamiya, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Yashica), when all is said and done, the Pentax LX comes closest to being the ideal SLR. The body is nearly indestructible, the incredibly well-designed and compact layout of controls, the uncluttered but complete exposure information available in the viewfinder, the ability to handle the most difficult lighting situations due to its IDM metering system (hey, how many cameras... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2008
A great camera, but the Pentax LX is quite unknown... What a pity! Very good handling. Absolutely gorgeous light meter, as on the Olympus (OTF). Pentax lenses a bunch of good lenses, some of them even better than Nikon or Canon. Very reliable camera. Mechanical speeds. Its wide range of EV of it exposure meter, down to EV -6!!! Its the only camera, with a center weighted average meter, that It has. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2005 by Steve Andrews (4 reviews written)
I collect Pentax cameras, however I use my old school Canon A series gear as my main kit, or I did until I got hold of an LX. It looks like nothing special until you start to use it, then you find out that this camera really is something else. You can trust this camera, even at its age, with the best film and the most important occasions. It allows you to take control of your image making, and yet has the safety net of reliable mechanics and metering. This camera will still be turning out... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2003 by sbs1 (1 review written)
20 year old small metal pro camera built to last& last minimal battery usage.
full profesional camera system, first class pentax lenses almost? on a par with lieca,and know where near as expensive also a huge range of lenses supplied by other manufacturers from excelent to nasty, interchangable prism with diopter adjustments, for bad eyesight, data back (limited by todays standards)mirror lock up, depth of field button,TTL meter + TTL flash,green amber red l e d shutter speed display auto... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2003 by x (1 review written)
Simply the best 35mm camera Pentax have ever made and likely to make
people are always commenting upon how good the K1000 or the KX(K2000) or the MX or the the spotmatics (been there had em got rid not reliable enough to stake your rep on, when your on assignment in places where the nearist cam shop is over a 1000 miles away get the pic) they simply have not used a LX industrial strenth camera, been there had em and still use them (nobody talks about the mordern stuff) flashing screens AUTO... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2003 by Helen (1 review written)
Super Pro camera first of its kind electro mechanical / mechanical electro
The Pentax LX - what a machine
forget the over complicated cameras of today
if you want a smallish camera that delivers first class optics M or A Pentax lenses at unbelievable cheap prices due to fashion trends + all the other manufacturers lenses , first class engineering (metal camera) for reliability,and you want it for a reasonable price anything from £150-250 dont look any where else
at present i use Pentax LX... (read more)