Entering the market in 1976 the MX was in
production up until 1985, and was their flagship 35mm SLR for much of that time. It is
fully mechanical and totally manual, only relying on its batteries for the
through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering which is indicated by a series of
traffic light coloured LEDs in the viewfinder. The selected shutter speed
and aperture are also indicated in the viewfinder. Although solidly built it is not to the standard of the
Nikon FM, but it does have the advantage of being smaller and lighter.
This was my first serious camera and was my
main workhorse for many years.