Pentax KX Chrome / Black Alligator
Big brother to the classic Pentax K1000 film SLR, KX was a camera of choice for many Pentax enthusiasts when it was introduced in late 1970's as part of the original K-mount series of cameras. In addition to the K1000 standard features, it comes with a self-timer, lens stop-down switch, selected shutter speed needle and lens aperture window in the viewfinder. Unlike K1000, KX was produced in Japan, which is indicated by the factory engraving on the back of the camera.Very capable, robust film SLR, suitable for a beginner or advanced film shooter alike.
Shutter, self-timer and film transport work as designed. Meter responds properly to light, lens aperture and shutter speed settings, but accuracy was not verified with film (appears accurate, when compared to in-house standard). Selected shutter speed indicator moves properly in the viewfinder. Light seals and mirror guard have just been replaced. NOTE: Battery test button works inconsistently. Lens aperture window in the viewfinder is not visible (small mirror assembly above the lens mount likely needs adjustment).
Very good. No major cosmetic blemishes, just minor brassing on the film door and micro-scratches throughout from normal use. Clean and sharp lettering on the shutter speed dial. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear, with just a couple of tiny specs of dust, which will not affect shooting. Original leatherette has been professionally replaced with a genuine pigskin leather embossed in Black Alligator pattern. KX logo in front has been filled in with dark blue enamel.
- SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2.0 prime lens. MINT- condition, no scratches or fungus on glass. Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens shows almost no wear. The lens comes with Pentax front cap on a leash and a UV filter.
- FREE BONUS: RMC Tokina 80-200mm f/4 telephoto zoom lens. Looks in good condition, untested. Comes with a dedicated leather bag and both front and rear caps.
- Original factory manual and strap (rough shape), set of fresh batteries for the camera and a roll of film (expired, use at your risk).