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09-25-2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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KM without DOF Preview

i recently bought a used pentax km film camera to use for my college work. it arrived and has no levers buttons on the front for depth of field preview. can anyone give me an idea as to why?? it has the exact same setup as a K1000.

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If it has no DOF Preview and no self-timer, then it is not a KM. The top plates appear to be interchangeable with the K1000. Time to talk to the seller.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
If it has no DOF Preview and no self-timer, then it is not a KM. The top plates appear to be interchangeable with the K1000.
I can confirm this.
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Do you have a photo of it handy?


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
If it has no DOF Preview and no self-timer, then it is not a KM.
Absolutely confirmed. For me, this was one of the reasons I could never understand why K1000 established a cult following so I never bought one.
K2, KX, KM all had DOF preview capability - K1000 came after but was similar in most ways to KM.
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