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35mm SLR

Pentax ZX-50 35mm Film Camera with Pentax-F SMC 35 - 80mm F/4-5.6 Zoom Lens, Strap - Fully Functional SLR


Here we have a fully functional 35mm film SLR camera from Pentax, the ZX-50 (also known as the MZ-50 in non-US markets). This camera comes with an excellent and versatile zoom lens - the Pentax-F SMC 30-80mm F/4-5.6 macro focusing zoom lens.

The camera is in perfect condition and ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos. It features everything a photographer will need, including all major shooting modes (Program Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Full Manual modes). In addition to this, the camera also has preset shooting modes for portrait work, landscapes, action, etc.

All controls are easy to find and use, and the camera is an ergonomic wonder. It features a built-in flash, as well as a hot shoe to mount external flashes and other accessories. The shutter is a vertically traveling shutter capable of speeds from 1/2000th of a second down to 30 seconds. The shutter speeds are steplessly variable when shooting in Aperture Priority and Program modes, resulting in perfectly exposed photos every time.

The camera offers both auto-focus and manual focus shooting modes. Film advance is handled automatically, allowing continuous shooting up to 2 frames per second, and film rewind is also automatic.

The included lens is in equally excellent condition. The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, and scratches, (though there is minor haze on the front element alone that in testing did not impact image quality), and the aperture blades are free of oil and actuate perfectly. The aperture ring clicks as it should, and the focus ring spins nicely in both automatic and manual focusing modes.

Its versatility across a massive range of focal lengths is very nice, allowing all kinds of shooting from landscapes, to street photography, to portraiture. The relatively fast aperture is nice for a zoom lens, allowing for exceptional sharpness when stopped down and decent subject isolation and low-light shooting when shot wide open.

Additionally of note is the fact that almost all of Pentax's incredible lenses (including old legacy lenses) can be used with this full-frame camera with no worries. This helps the camera be a perfect tool for photographers who are looking to grow and expand their repertoires.

To put it simply, this camera is a camera that will do everything most advanced shooters will ask of it, and be easy to use for shooters who are just beginning. The camera and lens combine to provide a wonderful value for the money.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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