LX 35mm SLR Camera


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First 10 of 12 Reviews  (see all user reviews)

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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James C. Messervy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2006
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I've had the LX for about a month now and I love it. The real time, off the film metering is sensational and the build quality is second to none. Loaded with Sensia slide film, the only weakness of this camera is the person using it.
4/24/2006 4:24:42 AM
 
Gary Q. Richards 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great manual camera. Works well for cold weather shooting and astrophotography.
1/30/2006 2:27:41 PM
 
Steve D. Morrison 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
man, many people may call this a "cult camera", but thats like calling an F3 a so-so camera just because everyone used them for what? 20 years? either way, there is almost nothing i would change about this beatuy. Muahh!
11/29/2005 5:00:00 PM
 
Giuseppe Satriani 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Fantastic, traditional camera; together with the Star series lenses of Pentax become a powerful and still actual tool for creative photographers!
11/11/2005 1:11:30 PM
 
Glen Taylor 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
One of Pentax's best MF 35mm slrs, the LX was a praiseworthy but ultimately unsucessful attempt to compete with Nikon and Canon's lock on the serious amateur and pro market. Loaded with features, the LX suffered only in the lack of a fast flash sync and no AE-lock in comparison to its competitors. Unfortunately, the LX took the use of rubber and composite dampers and seals to an extreme and these deteriorate badly in older cameras, resulting in numerous complaints of sticking/nonfunctioning mirror/shutter mechanisms.
7/9/2005 10:34:14 AM
 
Clark Crenshaw
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
The simple way of locking up the mirror and taking your photo with a cable release makes it the most vibration free system that I have used. This greatly improves the sharpness of your images.
4/20/2005 6:03:44 AM
 
Bob Phipps 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Perfection of the classic SLR. Has everything - interchangeable finders, mechanical back-up on a range of shutter speeds, TTL flash, full viewfinder info, huge accessory range, solid subdued styling, all done so much better than its rivals (Nikon F3 and Canon F1N). Pity it came too late to dent its rivals professional market.

I have had mine 20 years. Watch for the sticking mirror fault, due to deteriorating rubber bump stops I believe.

4/1/2005 2:08:47 PM
 
ANITA  RETTY 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
My camera has been a lesson in progress. It takes great shots, could be more camera challenged friendly. Very sensitive when taking shots without using a tripod.
9/21/2004 7:37:48 AM
 
Brian  3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I like the fact that its manual everything. I've actually never used a 35mm camera that is automatic.
1/31/2004 12:15:20 PM
 
John  Papandreou 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Best 35mm I have ever used
1/20/2004 12:24:42 PM
 
Alvaro T. Hunt 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent manual camera used primarily with macro lenses at work
10/17/2003 1:48:59 PM
 

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