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09-11-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Who has a K1000?

This is supposedly such a cult classic (like the Rocky Horror Picture Show ), so I wondered how many people actually have a Pentax K1000?

09-11-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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I've got one!

It was my first Pentax, too

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09-11-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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I've got one. That was my third Pentax, after a Spotmatic and an ME. I used it as a companion to the ME since no wide-angle zooms were around: A wide angle lens on one camera and a 45-125mm zoom on the other. It still works flawlessly (and so does the ME). I have had the light seal foam in the back replaced recently.
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I have one. I came as part of a lens package I bought on Ebay. It is totally beat up but everything works, except the meter. I use it mainly when experimenting with lens mounts (like M42 and T Mount modifications etc).

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09-12-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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I do!

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Photo_dad taught me how to use a 35mm film camera using the K1000. I still miss the light meter needle. We would develop black and white pictures ourselves and send the color off to be processed. The 50mm M F2 lens that he bought to go with his K1000 was the one I used when I started experimenting with manual lenses on my DS. I still like the feel of that camera.
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I have one to got it in 1989 as a highschool graduation gift. Just took it out of the basement to add to my desk. It has some internal problems if I remeber, Shutter currtain issue I think?
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Here too

Mine is a nice, fully functional example. A Spotmatic with a K mount.
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me too

Like many others, it was my first camera - I used my Dad's old Spotmatic and liked it so much I picked up a K1000 second-hand. Other than needing a little meter adjustment some years back, it's functioned flawlessly, even surviving being forgotten in the side pocket of a very heavy backpack that was then slung into the luggage compartment of a bus, side pocket down. Lens cover completely jammed in the cheap skylight filter (had to smash it to get them apart) but otherwise fine. Try doing that to a digital! Hm, I should get it out and finish that roll of film I put in over a year ago...

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I'm on my 2nd K1000, the first one got stolen out of my friend's car. It was my first SLR - many fond memories
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QuoteOriginally posted by RedHawk Quote
I have one. I came as part of a lens package I bought on Ebay. It is totally beat up but everything works, except the meter. I use it mainly when experimenting with lens mounts (like M42 and T Mount modifications etc).
Use it for astrophotography. You don't need a meter for that. Just point it at the sky, open the shutter, and count.
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Like many, my first Pentax. I've had mine for 22 years. It's now my "winter" camera, for cold weather pics. I've used it down to -10 F, without a hickup.
Even though it looks rough, it still works like new.
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Heh, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the old Pentax cameras proved more durable than the modern ones Same goes for the MF lenses...

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Had one, but sold it about six months after purchasing my first Ds body. The handwriting was on the wall . . . I wouldn't use the thing anymore. I purchased it about ten years previous at a pawn shop in Virginia Beach on a visit to see my duaghter. My MX was in the shop at the time and I didn't want to be without a camera. Got it for a decent price, sold it for less.

Just can't bring myself to sell my beloved MX. I've had that thing since 1976 and it has been a faithful companion. Haven't used in the past two years, but hard to part with it. Got the winder, cable releases, etc. Just can't part with it. Maybe I should take it downstairs and put it in the curio cabinet?
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The MX is a great camera- it has the larger viewfinder of all 35mm Pentax SLRs

It's definitely not something you want to sell!

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I bought one after my SuperProgram cameras began malfunctioning. It ended up being my primary camera in my final days of using film. An excellent basic camera.
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