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Latest Review Posted Pentax K1000
This was my first SLR, bought in new in 1989 or so. I still have it, and still use it.


I have other Pentax film bodies--an ME, a Super Program, an SP1000--but I still prefer my K1000.


It's been totally, utterly reliable. I think I've replaced the meter battery once or maybe twice since I bought it. But it keeps going and going and going....


Even though it's the cheaper, later Hong Kong version (with plastic top/bottom covers), it still feels just right: great in the hand, great weight, great feel to the advance lever and shutter button, great viewfinder.


It's a great way to learn the basics of photography, with no gimmicks or unnecessary features: just a reliable light-tight box with a meter needle in the viewfinder. It allows you to learn and concentrate on the bare basics of photography: subject, composition, exposure, focus.


It's good enough to disappear and stay out of your way.


K1000 + Tri-X + D76. That's all you really need.


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