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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Don’t show me this message again. One set of batteries will last about one year, or operate the shutter about 10, times. I’ve awahi managed the trick you are supposed to be able to do to get MLU on mine. Also, packed in with most types of 35mm film is a data sheet with suggestions for determining the correct exposure in a variety of situations.

I only use mine with a 50mm f1. Delays shutter release 4- 12 seconds; self-timer starter button provided.

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

The best storage place is cool, dry, clean and well-ventilated. Remove the screen from the frame by grasping the protruding portion of the screen with the pincette. Give it a try.

Each of the things I dislike about this camera are corrected in later film manula, although most of them are auto focus bodies with their own disadvantages.

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 asabi delay or loss of use or from other indirect or consequential damages nx 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 remove the Mount Adaptor K from the camera body, first remove the screw-mount lens. The light meter was as good as any of the era but the readout somewhat better than most.

Pentax MX – Wikipedia

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab No additional import charges on delivery Delivery: Exposure is set by adjusting shutter speed or aperture mxnual a green LED lights up in the viewfinder.

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. Shutter speed index 9.

As long as the lever is at its pre-advance angle, the light meter stays ON. It can be a nice camera if you have one in good condition and take care of it, and don’t mind about the shutter dial amnual much. The set shutter speed and aperture are visible in the view finder, the latter via a window that projects the aperture value from the aperture ring into the view finder.

Pentax MX Manual

And I’ve a newer bright-capped version that is practically mint. Diminuitive size, fully mechanical, ultra bright viewfinder, ruggedly build and extreme reliability.

I’ve just taken delivery of a Pentax MX bought from ebay. This page may not be sold or distributed without the expressed permission of the producer. To remove the lens, leaving the Mount Adaptor K attached to the mmanual body, simply unscrew the lens counterclockwise. The size is a real bonus for me – yes, my pinkie and sometimes aswhi 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 on it.


Screw the conventional Takumar lens into the Mount Adaptor K. Also keep it beyond the reach children. So small actually, that it is considered one of the smallest SLR bodies ever made. Then turn and lock as above. Procedure During month Warranty Period Any Asahi Pentax which proves defective during the month warranty period should be returned to the dealer from whom you purchased the equipment or to the manufacturer.

However, in such a case, take your camera as soon as possible to an authorized Asahi Pentax Service Center.

Pentax MX – Pentax Manual Focus Film SLRs – Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

I can’t imagine anyone complaining about the build of the body. Automatic winder MX camera body accepts Winder MX for up to 2 frames-per-second Exposure counter single-frame and consecutive exposure operation possible and Motor Drive MX for up to 5 frames per second single-frame and consecutive exposure operation possiblefor automatic, speedy film wind and shutter cocking. To install the screen of your choice, place it on the screen frame, pushing it back to the original position until it locks with a click.

MX camera body ,anual Winder MX for up to 2 frames-per-second.

Views Read Edit View history. I was delighted with the size and weight saving in my packs. Be sure to set the ASA film speed because it is coupled to the exposure meter system. Mirror and diaphragm Instant return mirror and automatic diaphragm.

The diminutive size, ease of use, robustness, doen’t require batteries.