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08-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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After two failed attempts to buy a 28mm lens on ebay, I decide to check my local classifieds today. A very nice gentleman who lived only 15 minutes away sold me the following for $50:

- Pentax KM body
- Pentax 55mm f1.8 lens
- Pentax 28mm f3.5
- Pentax teleconverter
- Honeywell flash
- remote cable
- a few filters
- a nice bag, and other odds and ends.

Do I ever feel lucky!!! Just thought I'd share this story with you folks. How does the KM compare to my trusty K1000? I think my K1000 is about 15 years newer. Thanks.

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08-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #2

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He shoots and he scores! Whoever owned it sure looks like they took real good care of it. Now show us some results from it . . . ;-)
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Good buy!! wish i am so lucky..
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QuoteOriginally posted by drumhead Quote
How does the KM compare to my trusty K1000
Whaaaaaa - the KM is an upgrade from the K1000, that KM is actually the gold bar of that lot of stuff you got by far...


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08-20-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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You done damn well. Can we rub your head for luck?
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Lucky find! The KM is quite similar to the K1000 but with a few more bells and whistles (the K series was essentially K1000->KM->KX->K2->K2DMD). The M series 28mm f/3.5 lens is reputedly a better lens than the f/2.8 version and stopped down a little on a par with the K28/3.5 (I have both the K and M 28/3.5s).

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So sweet! looks to be in great shape too, the kit.
kind of reminds me - one day about 10 or so years ago I got a yen for the old Dynaco A-25. I looked through the local classifieds that week, which I rarely do, and lo and behold: a guy not 5 minutes away was selling A-25XL's for peanuts. OK, so the son had blown a tweeter and put in a Radio Shack horn tweet, but I had a spare set of SEAS tweeters that matched (and improved on) the originals.

Hobbies are so much fun. Congrats again.

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Congratulations on the kit. Your KM is the value queen of the K-series bodies and is the model that I recommend over the K1000.

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GREAT! The KM is a Spotmatic with Kmount. Awesome camera

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