Pentax KX

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Pentax KX

Maker: Pentax

Dates: 1975–1977

Variants: chrome, black, Motor

Camera Type: 35mm SLR

Focusing: manual

Lens mount: Pentax K

Shutter: Mechanical focal plane, horizontal, rubberized cloth
from 1s to 1/1000

Exposure meter: TTL, open aperture,
center weighted by SPD cells. EV 1–18

Exposure modes: Manual 1-1/1000s, Bulb

ASA/ISO range: 8 to 6400 ISO

Finder screen: fixed microprism

Flash shoe: fixed hot shoe, contact for dedicated flash

Flash speed: 1/60

TTL Flash: no

Motor drive: Special model MotorKX

Battery: 2 × 1.5V (SR44, LR44 or equivalent)

Weight: 631g w/o lens

Number produced: unknown

Note: This article describes the 1970s KX film SLR; the 2009 digital Pentax K-x is covered in its own entry.

Introduced in 1975, together with the Pentax K2,and KM This was the advanced-amateur model of the K series of Pentax bodies. It inherits most of the ergonomics from the Spotmatic family with the change from screw to K bayonet mount.

The viewfinder is very informative, with a needle-match type lightmeter plus an indication of the selected shutter speed, a small window allows the user to see the aperture. Focusing screen is similar to the Spotmatic with a 92% image coverage and microprism.

It was sold standard with the Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens which allowed the use of the camera with both eyes open.



Pentax K mount SLR Cameras
K2 | KX | KM | K1000 | MX | ME | ME Super | ME-F | MV | MV1 | MG | LX | Super-A | Program-A | A3 | P30 | P50