With its compact form, panoramic mode, and fully manual override, the pentax mz3 is a versatile camera. The mz3 is an evolution of the mz5, with some extra features. I had a choice between a smc pentax ka zoom and a ricoh rikenon 50mm 1. Though the pentax zxm slr camera shares its compact dimensions and easytouse features with the pentax zx series, this model lets you switch from a completely automatic mode to a completely manual mode. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days. It was the topoftheline model of pentax s mz zx series and replaced the pz1p as the highend pentax camera. The mz 3 is an evolution of the mz 5, with some extra features. It was introduced in 2001 and discontinued in february 2006. May, 2017 pentax s mz s represented the end of their highend 35mm film lineage. The pentax mzs was aimed at the enthusiast and pro user market, but to me it looks more of enthusiast camera though this is my own subjective opinion based on my views about build robustness and speed of function. First the lower end mz 50, then the new top model mz 3, the almost identical mz 5n, and finally the manual mz m. In addition to the user friendly features, this camera incorporates a wide variety of functions, including a multimode exposure system, an. Unfollow pentax mz10 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Metz flashlight operating instructions 122 pages camera flash metz mecablitz 54 mz3 operating instructions manual.
The additional special flash functions are restricted when the mecablitz 54 mz 3 is used with an sca 3xx adapter. For general information about major slr and rf innovations of the 20th century, please refer to this page. Like the manual focus m and aseries bodies, they attract with their small size, light weight, and beautiful design. It possesses the features advanced photographers need to capture magic moments on film. Pentax was originally the name of another 35mm slr camera model, introduced in 1957 and successor of the asahiflex. The cameras mz3, mz5 zx5, and mz5n zx5n have brought a lot of acclaim to pentax. But i much prefer the ui of the mz 3 5n over the additional ist functions. It looks like a classic manual camera, while it got many useful features for an auto focus camera. More and better pictures can be found on this site or on this local copy.
As far as camera collecting, the pentax m42 mount cameras and lenses are hugely popular as well as k mount manual focus bodies and lenses. But i much prefer the ui of the mz35n over the additional ist functions. It was the topoftheline model of pentaxs mzzx series and replaced the pz1p as the highend pentax camera. But i went for a k5 and looking forward to it arriving soon. Combined with any of pentax great primes 28mm, 35mm, 43mm, 50mm, or 77mm or a medium zoom, the mz 3 is extremely small and portable. Compact, lightweight design for maneuverability and portability despite an array of convenient features and userfriendly functions, the mz3 is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight, thanks to the combination of highperformance electronic circuitry, redesigned film advancerewind mechanism, downsized components, and advanced highdensity packaging technology. Pentax japan has just announced a new model in the mz line. Find great deals on ebay for pentax mz 30 and pentax mz 60.
The pentax mz s is a 35mm singlelens reflex camera from pentax of japan. It had the potential to kick off a new paradigm in camera user interface, though the design never received a second version. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of. Pentax mz3 35mm slr film camera black body from japan 217. Near mint pentax mz 3 black 35mm slr film camera smc pentax f 3580mm f45. For pentax with pttl ttl 42 pages camera flash metz 58 af1 p operating instructions manual. Mz7 35mm autofocus slr simon hawketts photo blog pentax mz3 black film camera pentax camera body cap pentax strap pentax mz3 instruction manual japanese pentax fa 2880mm f3. Front view of pentax mz3 with manual focus smc pentaxm 50mm f2 lens and flash up my first impressions are that the camera is small and light to carry around, but its a lot tougher than its completely plastic construction would suggest. It is closely related to the prototype mzd fullframe digital slr, which never entered production. The pentax mzs was one of last film models from pentax. Please also open the back cover page with the illustrations. Pentaxs mzs represented the end of their highend 35mm film lineage. Combined with any of pentax great primes 28mm, 35mm, 43mm, 50mm, or 77mm or a medium zoom, the mz3 is extremely small and portable. Heralded as the new flagship model to pentax s slr lineup, the mz s features a wide range of the innovative features required for advanced photography, including a user friendly hyper operation system, a new sixpoint af system, a top shutter speed of 16000 second, an onthefilm data recording function, and a well designed body.
Excellent pentax mz50 auto focus camera with pentax mz6 camera this is immaculate but not tested the box is a little tatty from storage from a smoke free home thank you for viewing. It is also the successor of the longtime pentax af top model z1p pz1p. Pentax by product types to locate your free pentax manual, choose a product type below. Metz camera flash user manual 206 pages camera flash metz mecablitz 54 mz3 operating instructions manual. The only other aperture priority camera pentax had made up to this point, the es series, only had manual shutter speeds from 160 upwards. A special version of the k2, the k2 dmd, was introduced in 1976 that could use a data back and motor drive hence dmd, together with other enhancements that aimed it at the professional market. The name is derived from the shape of the prism used in slr cameras pentaprism, and the ending deliberately looks like the zeiss ikon contax. It comes with a builtin flash and is powered by 2 cr2 batteries.
First the lower end mz50, then the new top model mz3, the almost identical mz5n, and finally the manual mzm. The mzs is the culmination of the successful mz pz series of cameras. There is nothing wrong with sticking with your mx, but certainly there are good reasons to consider some of the features of a more advanced camera. Being members of the mz zxseries, they have the small size and light weight of the m and aseries manual focus bodies, but except for metal construction and mechanical operation, these bodies have all features of the top m and aseries cameras and more. Note the new af section choice with the button on the cameras right hand. Jun, 2010 the only pentax film slr that has higher specs and is still cheap is the ist. Ive just got my first pentax after selling off my canon system. The availability of individual special func tions then depends on the given camera system camera manufacturer and the special camera type.
If you do not have the adobe acrobat reader software you can download it, free of charge, from adobe. The pentax mz3 is an upgraded version of the mz5nzx5n slr and was available only in select markets. Of course having not read the manual i plumped for the prime. Pentax mz3 limited edition kit in wooden presentation box. It has a electronic vertical metalbladed shutter with speeds of 30 to 12000 sec with b. If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. Metz mecablitz 58 af2 digital operating instructions manual.
Mecablitz 54 mz 3 camera flash pdf manual download. The odd ones a pentax mzs and 31mm, 43mm, 77mm limited. Hss high speed synchronisation 54 mz 3 with sca 3xx adapter. Ive got a fair few manual focus bodies me super, mx, super a, p30, plus a dozen offbrand clones from ricoh, cosina, chinon etc, but nothing autofocus, and ive narrowed the options down to an mz 6 or possibly a 7 but pttl would be nice and a ist. View and download metz mecablitz 54 mz3 operating instructions manual online. The mz35n have a full kaf mount, where the ist is crippled like our dslrs. In fact, the name pentax was a property of zeiss ikon west until they sold it to asahi optical co. The mz 3 5n have a full kaf mount, where the ist is crippled like our dslrs. Oct, 2018 the pentax mzs was one of last film models from pentax. Near mint pentax mz3 black 35mm slr film camera smc pentaxf 3580mm f45. For manual focus lenses youll need to set the switch on the barrel to mf. It uses a electronic vertical travelling metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 30 to 12000 of a second plus a b mode. Find great deals on ebay for pentax mz 30 and pentax mz60.
Save pentax mz10 to get email alerts and updates on. It had the potential to kick off a new paradigm in camerauser interface, though the. Pentax mz5n manual, user manual, free instruction manual. The pentax mzs is a 35mm singlelens reflex camera from pentax of japan. Compact, lightweight design for maneuverability and portability despite an array of convenient features and user friendly functions, the mz 3 is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight, thanks to the combination of highperformance electronic circuitry, redesigned film advancerewind mechanism, downsized components, and advanced highdensity packaging technology. The pentax mz5 zx 5 in us, dating from 1996, was an autofocus 35mm film slr. In 2005 pentax released the pentax ist dl, a model with fewer features than the d and ds with a lower price. Note the new af section choice with the button on the cameras right hand side. The mz3 isnt a common body and its still worth a few quid not in the league of the mzs true but of the other mz versions, it probably fetches the most on fleabay womble may be able to back me up. The pentax zx5 mz 5 is a very good camera, there is a grip holder that takes aa batts and it workes wiith all k mount lenses the camera that is slightly higher spec and is quite rare, i have one my self it is the mz 3 zx 3 it has a 4000 shutter speed plus a few other minor features, it also uses the same aa batt grip. I would suggest this camera to anyone looking for a pentax with the ease of automatic and familiar manual operation. It has a top shutter speed of 14000 s where the mz5nzx5n tops out at 12000 s. The pentax mz 3 is an upgraded version of the mz 5nzx5n slr and was available only in select markets.
My understanding is the mz3 is much more expensive than the zx5n. Mz3 is probably the best combination of manual and auto film camera. I think the real point of the mz3 was really just to provide a more prestigious partner for the first of pentax s fa limited lenses, the 43mm f1. Heralded as the new flagship model to pentaxs slr lineup, the mzs features a wide range of the innovative features required for advanced photography, including a userfriendly hyper operation system, a new sixpoint af system, a top shutter speed of 16000 second, an onthefilm data recording function, and a well designed body. Except for metal construction and mechanical operation, these bodies have all features of the top m and aseries cameras and more. Thus, the heritage of the mz3 with its classical user interface was combined with some of the hyper functionalities of the z1p pz1p. The only pentax film slr that has higher specs and is still cheap is the ist. Metz mecablitz 54 mz3 operating instructions manual pdf. The mz 30 is a 35mm slr with autofocus, and was introduced by pentax in 2000.
Im looking for a decent af film body to use in conjunction with my k7. It has a top shutter speed of 14000 s where the mz 5nzx5n tops out at 12000 s. It is closely related to the prototype mz d fullframe digital slr, which never entered production. It utilised k af2mount autofocus or earlier kmount manual lenses. The other poster is correct, the zx7 can use any k, screw mount, 67, 645 lens the later three with adaptors. At this time it seems that it is only for the japanese market, but it might be launched later in europe since the mz5 received an.
Pentax mz3 pentax autofocus film slrs pentax camera. The mz3 was the flagship in the mz series from 1997 until the mzs was released in 2001. It is essentially the same as the mz5 but with a higher top speed 14000 compared to 12000 and was reportedly launched in silver as a companion to the new fa 43mm f1. It is a highly capable body and in my opinion, perhaps. All pentaxs digital slrs are compatible with kmount lenses, and m42 42 mm screw mount lenses with adaptor. I think the real point of the mz3 was really just to provide a more prestigious partner for the first of pentaxs fa limited lenses, the 43mm f1. To learn how to obtain correct exposure and get accurate focus with manual focus lenses, please refer to this page. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. In addition to the userfriendly features, this camera incorporates a wide variety of functions, including a multimode exposure system, an.1380 474 212 314 768 1309 1560 814 298 298 1512 1057 1494 91 618 1478 704 752 1243 393 207 473 1127 334 1556 529 861 635 1128 582 216 1151 1386 476 766 544