Pentax MX

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Pentax MX
Manufactured1976 - 1985
BatterySR44 Needed for metering only.
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/1000
ISO25 - 1600
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityNo
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesHot on the heels of the K Mount Cameras, in 1976 Pentax introduced their smaller M Series Cameras that required battery power for proper operation. The MX was the exception to this, matching the other M series cameras in their small size but being fully mechanical. Apart from it's small size it was closer to the older KX design than the newer M series. It's become one of my favorite SLR cameras of any make to use.