Pentax MZ-50 SLR

This camera from Pentax was bought at a local camera shop for £50. It came with an 18-55 zoom lens, obviously from a digital camera with the same K fitting. It does however work with vignetting on the very wide settings.


Specifications

Lens: 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6: Note, this is a lens for a DSLR with an APS size receptor.
Autofocus: TTL phase-matching. Operational brightness range EV0 to EV18 ay iso100 and f1.4. Focus lock with shutter release. Modes: AF and manual MF
Auto-exposure: range of options plus manual and flash.
Auto-load, wind and rewind of DX-coded film.
DX decoding: iso 25-5000 manual setting iso 6-6000
Integral flash. GN 11 iso 100/m. Flash syn speeds up to 1/100 and various options.
Self-timer.
Tripod socket.
Power Source: 2 CR2 lithium .
Dimensions: 135 x 91 x 63
Weight: 360g

Other features: XA-style lens protection.
Also available with Quartz Date function.


Below is a selection of images of the first film through the camera.

Colour images are from a film in the camera when I bought it. Black and white are Kentmere 400 and some suggest a light leak in processing or from camera. Absence on colour images suggest it might be a processing error.

Lens quality is quite good, especially on the ultra wide angle for 35mm.

Keighley Bus Station
Keighley Bus Station
Wide angle and vignetting.
Keighley Bus Station
Keighley Bus Station
Wide setting with some vignetting
Keighley Bus Station
Keighley Bus Station
Normal lens setting
Keighley Bus Station
Keighley Bus Station
Interior shot
Shopping centre car park
Shopping centre car park
Wide anggle setting
Shopping centre car park
Shopping centre car park
Normal setting
Shopping centre car park
Shopping centre car park
Panorama combination of two images
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Wide angle.
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Normal setting
Silsden Town Hall
Silsden Town Hall
Wide setting with vignetting
Duckpond ford silsden
Duckpond ford silsden
Normal setting
Camera in close up
Camera in close up
Rollie Vb with pentax Z-50