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04-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Can K1000 lenses be used on a vivitar v3800n?

I have a pair of K1000's that are showing their age. Thinking about upgrading to a new film camera.
I have a group of lenses that fit my K1000 - what 35mm film camera will use these lenses?
I'm looking at the vivitar v3800n at B&H but am wondering what else will work with these (K-mount) lenses?


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I know that Chinon, Ricoh, and Sears used K mount lenses. Not sure if all of them used K, but ones that I've seen did.

Edit, I found a nice list here ---> http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ultimate_k-mount.htm
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The V3800N was described by Vivitar specifically as Pentax K bayonet mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by theperfectionist Quote
I have a pair of K1000's that are showing their age. Thinking about upgrading to a new film camera.
Showing their age?
Are the working? OR just 'tatty'?
What are you looking for in a more modern 35mm camera?


K1000's are pretty 'tank-like' as are various other Pentax 35mm SLR's... If you're planning on an AF camera then your lenses are still going to be MF...

I would doubt the Vivitar you listed has the same build quality as many of Pentax's 35mm SLR's of old (including the K1000)

I'm unsure as to what you're acually after... But... Pentax made a whole host of 35mm cameras... see here and here for AF ones

Might just be worth getting your K1000's cleaned, lubed and adjusted by someone like Eric Hendrickson... Maybe recovered too?

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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
I would doubt the Vivitar you listed has the same build quality as many of Pentax's 35mm SLR's of old (including the K1000)
That is probably true, but the Viv shares a good share of its parts with current generation Voigtlander/Cosina rangefinders as well as the late and much lamented Voigtlander Bessaflex TM. It is also the evil cousin of the Nikon FM-10.

However! If it were me, I think I would take a third of my $200 and buy a clean used KM or KX. I would then take the better of the K1000s and have it and the new purchase CLA'd using the remaining K1000 as barter to pay for the service. Both the KM and the KX are better cameras than the K1000 and all three are practically immortal if maintained.


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not an MX Steve?!
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