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REVIEW: Pentax P30T



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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-11-21

Pentax P30T

Made between 1990 to 1997.

Technical info

Lens mount: PK
Shutter: 1/1000s to 1s + B (bulb)
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 25 - 1600) (DX coded film only)
Battery: Two 1.5v SR44 or one 3v equivalent.
Flash: Flash hot shoe (sync 1/100 sec)
Weight: 500g

Depth of field lever
Self-timer
Lock exposure button in auto

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating
Pentax P30T


Viewfinder:

A very good one with great size and brighness.

Info:
Left side has exposure meter info.
LED lights up 1/1000 to 1s and it blinks if it's over or under.

Focus aid:
Split screen and Microprism


Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

Electronic controlled.


Build quality:

The body it self are mostly metal and well built but the exterior is next to all plastic.
So dropping the camera will most likely end up with a cracked exterior but a good chance it will still be functional.

Look and feel:
Looks okay and the overall of the cameras are still quite solid but feels cheap.








Conclusion:

A very usable cameras which can be a great one for those that wants something that are reliable but still cheap.
So these give quite a lot value for the money but lack some of the nice feel.
And it's also quite the light one which always nice.


Thumbs up:

Reliable
Viewfinder
Lightweight
Good and fast light meter

Thumbs down:

Plastic exterior
Only takes DX coded film


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