Pentax LX

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The Pentax LX is a 35 mm Single-lens reflex camera produced by Pentax in Japan between 1980 and 2001. The lens mount is the Pentax K mount, allowing the use of almost all Pentax 35 mm format lenses since 1975, excluding the early screw-mount lenses but which can be mounted using an adapter. It was the top-of-the-line "professional" camera in the Pentax manual focus range. Compared to contemporary professional bodies from most rival manufacturers, like the Canon F-1 or Nikon F3, the LX body was much smaller and lighter. The Olympus's OM-2, however, is lighter still (must be remarked that OM-2 had fixed viewfinder, while Canon, Nikon and Pentax ones were interchangeable).

As expected of a professional camera at the time, the LX provides mechanical shutter speeds, ranging from the X-syncspeed of 1/75 second to 1/2000 second and B, permitting manual operation without battery power, while the slow speeds from 1/60 second to 4 seconds, as well as the exposure meter, is battery dependent. Construction is strong and durable, with a solid cast metal frame and metal covering plates. All buttons and dials are weather and dust sealed, a unique feature not found on other professional cameras of the day. Underneath the satin black finish is black chrome, so that even as the surface finish inevitably wore through in hard professional use, the underlying metal would not look brassy. Both the viewfinder and the focusing screen are interchangeable to suit the...
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