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Used Pentax MZ-50 35mm SLR Camera & 35-80mm Zoom Lens


  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Condition: Excellent+*
  • Location: Chelmsford
  • 6 Month Guarantee
  • Fitting: Pentax KAF
  • Sensor Size: 35mm Film

Product code: B001019935

6 Month Guarantee

Used Pentax MZ-50 35mm SLR Camera & 35-80mm Zoom Lens


Product Details

What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:


  • Some signs of use
  • Full working order
  • Some cosmetic marks but no dents or scores
  • No dust or fungus
  • Odour free
  • Film cameras - Light meter checked and operational
  • Film cameras - Light traps checked and passed test
  • Film cameras - Wind on mechanisms tested and operational
  • Film cameras - Shutter speeds fully operational
  • Film cameras - New batteries fitted

The MZ-50 (sold as the ZX-50 in the USA) is an autofocus 35mm SLR introduced by Pentax in 1997.

The camera has several exposure modes. Settings are displayed in an LCD display next to the shutter release button, and selected using a mode dial on the left hand side of the top plate, and a lever-switch (in the collar of the release button) to navigate the menu in the display. The major modes are:

  • 'Picture' mode: Fully programmed exposure, with sub-modes for general use ('Green'), biased for portraits (moderate depth of field), landscape, close-up (maximum depth of field) and action (fast shutter)
  • TV: Shutter-priority AE
  • AV: Aperture-priority AE
  • M: Manual exposure

Pentax KAF2 and KAF lenses are recommended for the camera. KA-mount lenses will allow autofocus with an AF coupler. K-mount lenses will fit, but the camera will not stop down the diaphragm; the maximum aperture will always be used.

The shutter is a vertical-travel focal plane shutter, which gives speeds from 1/2000 second to 30 seconds (steplessly variable when in the aperture AE or programmed modes), plus 'B' in manual exposure.

There is a built-in folding flash (Guide Number 11 in metres at ISO 100, but controlled automatically with several synchronisation modes). There is also a hot shoe, which couples with some dedicated Pentax flashes.

There is a built-in film winder, which gives approximately two frames per second in consecutive mode, and automatic film rewind. The film can be rewound mid-roll.

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