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07-30-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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How similar are the K1000 and Spotmatic cameras?

Hi all, I have a K1000 with a damaged prism, I also have a couple of Spotmatics that are "not fully operable" - I can't change the battery because of the battery covers that I can't seem to be able to remove. I was wondering if I can use Spotmatics prism on K1000.
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As far as I understand it, the K1000 was pretty much the K-mount version of the SP1000, and the KM, ditto of the SPII/SPF so the prisms may well be interchangeable. The KX was the same shape but more advanced, and the K2 was a different shape altogether. Hopefully someone with more in-depth knowledge will chip in.
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I think the Spotmatic prism is slightly different in size. I swap K1000 prisms all the time and I know that I tried to use a Spotmatic prism before but I don't remember why I found it unacceptable. KM prisms are interchangable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by furryurry Quote
I also have a couple of Spotmatics that are "not fully operable" - I can't change the battery because of the battery covers that I can't seem to be able to remove.

Try unscrewing and removing the bottom plate from your Spotties, then give it a good soaking in a corrosion remover or a penetrating oil. This has always worked for me whenever I have had a camera with a stuck battery cover. You will also most likely find a corroded battery in the battery compartment, remove it and clean the chamber, not always but quite often this will bring the meter back to life.

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Spottie and K1K prisms are different.
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Thank you all
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QuoteOriginally posted by furryurry Quote
Hi all, I have a K1000 with a damaged prism, I also have a couple of Spotmatics that are "not fully operable" - I can't change the battery because of the battery covers that I can't seem to be able to remove. I was wondering if I can use Spotmatics prism on K1000.
Thanks in advance.
They are different unfortunately
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