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Exellent buy

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15.12.2005

Advantages:
Performance, reliable, ease of use, clear viewfinder

Disadvantages:
None

Recommendable Yes:

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ReliabilityExcellent

SizeAverage

WeightAverage

Compatibility with other Photographic EquipmentGood

DurabilityExcellent

Instruction ManualGood

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Since buying this camera four years ago it has it has seen extensive use, most intensively with fourteen films shot in ten days on a trip to China, with some stunning results. Since then the majority of use has been shooting landscape, largely using the sun for dramatic effect.

Having used many 1960's Pentax cameras in the S range, I was very happy find the controls seem to falls under the fingers much the same. Though it doesn't quite have the looks or solid feel of the those 60's models, it is still very robust.

I've seen many articles lamenting that modern lenses are no match for the old 60's Takumar lenses, I have little to complain about, and especially given both lenses I have with this are zooms.

I wear glasses and find no problem seeing the viewfinder properly, which is well laid out. This is something Pentax seem to be particularly at, which a select few manufacturers should take note of.

All settings are made used dedicated buttons, and thus doesn't suffer the most common bug bare of recent camera developments, which is hiding stuff in a menu on the lcd menu. I think this is a bonus, as it takes just a fraction of a second to change from metering the exposure just from the center section to full screen metering.

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wildtinsey 19.12.2006 23:48

I own and use this camera myself so I know how great it is especially when compared with the competition. I quite often use the auto focus lenses i use on it with my other pentax cameras which are manual focus versions. The mz5n is a semi professional camera at a reasonable price.

Bigbaz 31.12.2005 00:17

I have two Pentax Z series cameras and I love them..Baz

sashaholness 16.12.2005 14:24

Needs more info

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"very helpful" by (6%):

  1. wildtinsey

"helpful" by (50%):

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  2. mumsymary
  3. mo79

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  2. sashaholness
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