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The Pentax MZ-30 is a TTL autofocus, auto-exposure 35 mm SLR film camera that makes use of the 24 mm by 36 mm format. This Pentax 35 mm SLR camera has multiple exposure modes ...Read more
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Pentax MZ-30 - Lovely compact reflex
Great camera to start to shot negatives and slides .... here some features :
Year introduced
2000 Mount
Crippled KAF Meter range
1 - 21 EV Meter pattern Read more
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A versatile & useful back up camera, suitable for beginner or advanced user
I bought this camera (body) as a spare, having other pentax-fit lenses. I bought this for £15.00, so when I saw it was in excellent condition I was (& am) delighted. Havi...Read more

Pentax MZ-30 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only

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The Pentax MZ-30 is a TTL autofocus, auto-exposure 35 mm SLR film camera that makes use of the 24 mm by 36 mm format. This Pentax 35 mm SLR camera has multiple exposure modes offering six picture modes, including landscape, portrait, close-up, night scene, green operation, and action modes. The green operation mode on this SLR film camera is a simple process for taking accurate photos, where the camera selects the best aperture and shutter speed combination when the user depresses the shutter release button. There are also two conventional modes, Aperture-Priority AE and Shutter-Priority AE, which are available in addition to the bulb mode and metered manual mode. A choice of films may be used on the Pentax MZ-30 such as 35 mm perforated cartridge film, DX-coded film with film speeds set within ISO 25 to ISO 5,000, and non-DX coded films set at ISO 6 to ISO 6,400. For DX-coded films, correct film speeds are automatically set. Otherwise, it is a manual process. This Pentax 35 mm SLR camera model has a vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter that is electronically controlled. The SAFOX VI phase-matching autofocus system with predictive autofocus ensures precise, high-speed autofocus in low-light conditions and while shooting subjects in motion. A large, distinct LCD panel, LCD penta-mirror viewfinder with 92 percent field of view, and memory lock are user-friendly features on the camera. Compatible with most Pentax 35 mm SLR camera accessories such as AF500FTZ and AF330FTZ flash units, as well as Pentax KAF2, KAF and KA-mount lenses, this camera weighs 375 g (13.3 oz) and measures 13.6 cm in width by 9.2 cm in height by 6.4 cm in depth (5.3 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.5 inches).

Product Identifiers
BrandPentax
ModelMZ-30 Body Only
MPN MZ-30, MZ30
EAN027075048362

Key Features
Camera TypeSLR
Film Format35mm
Lens MountPentax KAF2

Focus
FocusAutofocus

Shutter
Shutter Speed30 to 1/2000 sec

Dimensions
Depth2.5 in.
Height3.6 in.
Width5.3 in.
Weight12.64 Oz

Miscellaneous
Additional FeaturesFocus Lock

eBay product ID: EPID78040689
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Pentax MZ-30 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only
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Pentax MZ-30 - Lovely compact reflex

Created: 30/03/10
Great camera to start to shot negatives and slides .... here some features :
Year introduced
2000 Mount
Crippled KAF Meter range
1 - 21 EV Meter pattern
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ISO range
6 - 6400 DX ISO range
25 - 5000 Exposure modes
P, Av, Tv, M, B Exposure compensation
+/-3 EV
Exposure lock
No Shutter speeds (auto)
30 - 1/2000s Shutter speeds (manual)
30 - 1/2000s Shutter speeds (mechanical)
None
Self timer
Yes Mirror lock-up
No Auto bracketing
No Multiple exposures
Yes
Winder
Built-in 2 fps Built-in flash
Yes, GN 11 TTL flash
Yes P-TTL flash
No
Sync speed
1/100s Flash exposure comp
No Autofocus
Yes (3 points) Autofocus sensitivity
-1 - 18 EV
Power zoom
No Viewfinder
0.7x, 92% Viewfinder type
Pentamirror Diopter correction
Yes
Exchangeable screen
No Depth of field preview
No Image size
24 x 36 mm Panorama format
No
Battery
2 x CR2 Battery grip/pack
Grip FG, 4x AA Size (W x H x D)
135 x 92 x 63.5 mm Weight
360 g

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A versatile & useful back up camera, suitable for beginner or advanced user

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 09/11/11
I bought this camera (body) as a spare, having other pentax-fit lenses. I bought this for £15.00, so when I saw it was in excellent condition I was (& am) delighted. Having said that, I bought it just two weeks ago & have not had time to try it out for real. So my remarks on this camera are on that basis. It is light in weight, which for me is a benefit, but might not suit those who prefer heavier & therefore steadier-to-hold cameras. I am sure its weight is typical of its type, i.e. late 90's early 00's SLRs. It has all the functions I need, i.e. programme / aperture & shutter priorities / manual. The autofocus seems fast. BEST of all for me is that the autofocus lenses for this camera, being Pentax, work fully with my digital K10 SLR, & give excellent results (well done Pentax). Also KA lenses work well with this camera & give all the auto functions apart from from auto-focus of course, but even then, visual & audio signals are given when the correct focus is found manually. I think that K fit lens would only work at full aperture which would severely limit their use. Overall this camera is very good in my view.
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28/200mm hemespherical lense.

Created: 19/02/10
This lens has good quality optics and a useful focal length range,so useful to me,I use it as my "standard" lens.Smooth operation,nice to hold in the hand giving plenty of zoom with out being out of balance and when used with a 2 times KA converter becomes a compact 400m telephoto with very little loss of light and picture quality.A steal at the price and for me a useful addition for my Samsung
GX10.
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Great

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 11/08/11
Excellent product,one of the easiest cameras to use,packed with loads of features you would normally find on more expensive cameras.
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