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Hi i have just been given an old pentax mx i think its about 1976 from comparison to pictures on google. i also have a bunch of lenses for it. one sight said it was a more rare camera and i wanted to know what it was worth and what it really is. i have 3 lenses, a 49 skylight filter and a geco 49mm. the lenses are 1:3.5 28mm, 1:4.5 80mm-200mm, and a 1:2 50mm all pentax. i think 4172405 is the serial number for the camera but im not sure. it is on the bottom of the camera and the only number there. there is also a tag on the inside that says distributed and serviced by pentax, has a date in 92 and a code of some sort starting with a "V" with the top closed by a straight line followed by 33530. if you know anything about this camera, i mean anything, please let me know as i am completly clueless about where to even start looking for information, all have been dead ends so far. thanks for your help Tony

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Listed on Ebay from between £10 and £500 ! Have you checked on Pentax Forums ?

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I can't answer your question. I just wanted to say I used a Pentax ME for a while in the late 1980's. I found it a very good camera I was well suited to.
Recently I bought a similar but slightly later model for just a few pounds at a car-boot sale. The man said he had been trying to sell it for a long while and no one wanted it.

I suggest before you dispose of your gifted camera outfit you buy some film and go and use it. I am sure you will appreciate the experience of the superb balance and engineering and the quality of the photographs. In these days of unlimited digital pics it is a challenge to take a good picture every time.

Eventually the outfit might be worth more to you than the cash worth, whatever that is.

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Virtually all the old Minolta lenses are compatible with the new Sony SLRs.

For the two you mention, you will need to check whether the lenses are the AF or MF versions.

Both will fit, but AF is the auto-focus one, and MF is (obviously!) manual-focus.

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