With the LX,
pro 35 mm.
of the LX has been
designed to meet
the most demand
The LX lets you
choose from eight
viewfinders - more than
any other 35mm SLR - plus nine
focusing screens. This gives you a vast
combination of framing and
"The size and clarity of
the viewfinder image allows
me to use it where previously
I had to rely exclusively on
6x7!' - Sam Haskins
Specially coated optics
provide a bigger, brighter
image than you've ever seen
in 35 mm before. Gone are the
By selecting from the
various finders and focusing
screens, you can adapt the LX to
virtually any shooting situation.
shutter opens. So the
slightest tight change
is metered up to the
moment of exposure,
and the LX is the only
camera that uses a
single cell system that
offers totally integrated
metering with all types
of exposure control,
The focal plane metering system
keeps measuring the light up to the
critical last instant
The Integrated Direct Metering
system of the Pentax LX ensures perfect
exposures even if the light changes just
as you are releasing the shutter. It
measures the light reflected off the film
plane not only while you are preparing
the shot, but also at the very instant the
No other professional
system camera is so small, so
light and so rugged at the
The body is made of a
special alloy that is extremely
light and strong. All key parts
of the body and interchangeable
finders are protected by special
sealings ana gaskets. Providing
added resistance to heat, shock,
moisture, and dust. In fact the
LX can even stand up to Arctic cold.
anical fail safe
protects you from
should it result
It lets you set all speeds mechanically
- from 1/2000th of a second to "X" and "B!'
So even without batteries you can go.
right on shooting.
Not surprisingly, the Pentax LX has
all the other features you would expect
in such an advanced professional camera.
There's a full-information finder, manual
as well as automatic exposure control,
state-of-the-art electronic circuitry. As well
as two new dedicated flash units, motor
drive and winder, plus the complete range
of SMC Pentax lenses, from 15 mm ultra-
wide-angle to 2000mm
super telephoto. Over
40 in all.
So look into this
that has become the
new pro 35mm.
A magnifying viewfinder
with convenient 45°
-5 to 3,
plus high image
data visible except
FB I System Finder with FD-2
Standard Eyepiece. A flexible
system taking any of three
eyepieces. 45° viewing angle
for microscope use, copy work or
general photography. Full data
FCT Action Eyepiece
Rotates a full 360°
so you can
viewing (or choose
any angle in between).
Exceptional flexibility for a wide variety of uses.
Plus: Eye-Level Finders FA-I, FA-IW,
FA-2 and the FF-I Waist-Level Finder (not shown).
Cutaway view of the Integrated
Direct Metering system shows how it
functions through shutter release.
As mirror retracts, light is reflectei
into the Silicon Photo Diode
from the shutter curtain or the
film itself during exposure.
This ensures precise measure
ment under changing light
conditions and even during
long time exposures.