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01-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hi from San Diego

Hi everyone! I'm trying my hand at film photography.

I obtained my dad's K2 and brought it in for service, only to be told the auto shutter's electronic circuit board was dead and it would only work at a single shutter speed

So...I turned to eBay and picked up a K1000!

It just came in the mail today and I have to say I think it's awesome. Swapped over my dad's 50mm/1.4 lens. I can't wait to load a roll and start shooting.

I have a lot to learn. Glad I found these forums.

Juan



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Hmmm...question:
I can barely see the microprism in the focus screen of the K1000. I actually thought it wasn't even there. Can't miss it in the K2 viewfinder.

Is that weird?
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QuoteOriginally posted by juanrmag Quote
Hmmm...question:
I can barely see the microprism in the focus screen of the K1000. I actually thought it wasn't even there. Can't miss it in the K2 viewfinder.

Is that weird?

Welcome to Pentax Forums, Juan!

I haven't used either of those bodies, so I can't give you a sure answer. But, I know the K2 was a higher end body than the K1000 - so the K2's viewfinder may be bigger than the K1000's. Or maybe the K2 simply has a different / better focusing prism?

You might find some help if you post in this sub forum:
Pentax Film SLR Discussion - PentaxForums.com

And you can learn about the differences between your cameras in this review section:
Pentax Manual Focus Film SLRs - Pentax Pentax Film Cameras - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

For what it may be worth, here's the last paragraph from the K1000 description:

"The main variants are the K1000 (black leather, microprism focusing aid) and the later K1000 SE (black or brown leather and with a split image focusing screen or a combination microprism/split image screen)."

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01-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Hello, nice to meet all you here, I hope we have a good time at the site.
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all thumbs - Thanks!
You're welcome.
And, if I may, Juan...

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Welcome, Emma.
More people will see your greeting if you start your own Welcomes and Introductions thread.
Just click on the "New Thread" box near the top of the Welcomes and Introductions page.
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