Mark Fisher , Nov 01, 2007; 09:46 p.m.
I had a Pentax which was the perfect camera for me...on paper. I simply could not get comfortable with the button interface to change shutter speed and mode so I sold it. On the plus side, it has a spectacular viewfinder...best I've ever seen for brightness and focussing. The lenses are second to none. It is not quiet, but the noise is sort of inevitable with the big shutter, mirror and advance. It also handled pretty well. If I ever got one again, I'd probably go with one of the autofocus versions simply to get the shutter dial rather than the buttons. MLU is definitely not an issue on this camera. Today, however, I'd probably choose the mamiya because I don't need auto-advance and I'd want removable backs for zone system development.