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Pentax MZ-S + Solaris 200

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Fun with film

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This test roll took a bit longer than expected to complete. A roll of long expired Solaris 200 was used to test the Pentax MZ-S I bought some weeks ago … paired with an old Pentax F 50mm f1.7 lens. This has been the SLR I’ve long wanted and eventually I gave up on the search for an affordable silver one and settled for a black version.

The autofocus makes it easier for my old eyes but I tend to get too trigger happy when things get too easy. LOL. Of course most of these are super random shots … as I had only limited time to test out the camera (the previous owner gave me a short personal warranty). Good thing is the camera was just serviced, cleaned and had the shutter replaced not long ago and I’m sure it will last me a long long time.

Next … I’m gonna load a roll of black & white film … for more fun with film these coming weekend. Did you say it is only Monday???!!! 🙁 I’ve about 10 more shots to go in my La Sardina and I think I better finish shooting it before loading another roll into this SLR then.

I’m loving my MZ-S! I’ll try my luck in the used camera shops when I’m in Tokyo in November. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the silver version at an affordable price.

8 Comments »

  1. Very nice…

  2. @Ta : Thanks 🙂

  3. Oh, now I want one of these! *camera envy* 😉 Guess my Minolta X-370n will have to do, for now.. Untill I will get very rich one day!

  4. @Oda : You don’t have to be very rich to own one of these. It is the silver version one that costs an arm and a leg and maybe a liver and an ear. Lol.

  5. glad to see it in good hands. truly the best AF film SLR that Pentax has produced.

  6. @hellfire88 : Thanks. The manual you sent me sure helped. The many functions … I am still confused. Lol

  7. particularly nice group for just test shots!
    Did you see the new new sardina 8-ball? Love the minimialist design!

  8. @Erik : Thank you. Yeah I saw the 8-ball Sardina and it sure looks hell handsome! I was a little tempted to get it but looking at the few Sardinas I have … and another look at my wallet … I have to give it a miss. 🙁

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