Pentax K1000 - Manual SLR - SMC f2 50mm


The Pentax K1000 is one of photography's greatest, most popular and longest-lived cameras.

Exactly like Apple, simplicity is the K1000's greatest strength. All the irrelevant foolishness that chokes fancier cameras, and especially digital cameras, never gets in the way of a great picture with the K1000. While DSLR shooters are standing there cursing at their cameras when they can't figure out why it won't take the picture when they press the shutter, the K1000 just keeps shooting.

Unlike the "automated" digital nonsense with which too many people burden themselves, the K1000 has only three shooting controls: aperture, shutter speed and focus. (You also set the film speed when you load it.)

Lens release: lever on the right lower side of the lens mount, slide downward and turn the lens counter clockwise, when mounting the lens the red marks of the lens and the camera must be aligned

Focusing: manual front focusing, via Fresnel matte screen, ring and scale window on the lens

Shutter: horizontally traveling, rubberized silk focal plane, speeds: 1/1000–1 s +B; setting: speed dial knob on the top plate

Shutter release: on the top plate, with cable release socket

Cocking lever: also winds the film, short stroke, retractable, on the right of the top plate

Frame counter: additive type, auto-reset, window on the cocking lever

Viewfinder: eye level SLR pentaprism, needle index of exposure meter visible in it

Exposure meter: full frame averaging TTL metering with built-in coupled match-needle meter ASA range: 20–3200, setting: ring and window on the speed dial, lift and turn

Exposure setting: manual, turn the speed dial or aperture ring until the needle aligned to the center of the index, in the finder

Rewind: folding crank on the top plate, turns when winding

Rewind release: a button on the bottom plate

Flash PC socket: left lower front side of the camera, w/ removable lid, X-Sync. 1/60, red X mark on the speed dial

Back cover: hinged, opens by lifting the re-wind lever

Battery: 1.5 V LR44 alkaline or SR44 silver oxide (only for exposure meter)

Battery chamber: on the bottom plate

Attention: leave the lens cap on when you are not using the camera, there is no on-off switch for the exposure meter, so it works continuously

This camera is in perfect working order with no obvious scratches, dents, or imperfections.
Camera body comes mounted with original SMC Pentax-M f2 50mm lens, as well as:
SMC Pentax-FA 28-90mm f3.5 - Telephoto
Takumar 135mm f2.5 - Macro
Takumar 70-210 - Telephoto
All lenses in good condition with no fungus, scratches or hazing and each comes with front and back caps, and uv filter.

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