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12-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Pentax K1000 with M42 screwmount?

Hi
New to the forum, but I'm now interested to buy a K1000.

I've seen one in a shop, it clearly says Asahi Pentax on the front and K1000 on the side of the lens, everything exactly where it should.
However, it has a screwmount lens on it...

A I understand from searching the web and this forum, the earlier Spotmatic had M42, and all of the K1000 had the K-mount, hence the name K1000.

Anyone seen this before?
Very early K1000?

12-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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It just has an adapter in it.
12-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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When Pentax introduced the K-mount bodies they sold an adapter which allows you to use screw-mount lenses on K-mount bodies. You can still use these adapters on K-mount DSLRs and the K-01. There are also a number of third-party adapters. The camera in question probably has an adapter on it. If it is a third party adapter the lens maybe stuck. The OEM Pentax adapter is scarce nowadays and it is still unclear if it is out of production or not.

The K1000 manual can be found here. It includes instruction on how to use the adapter as do most if not all the manual focus K-mount models.

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12-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Ahh, great pictures in the manual.
I took the lens off from the camera and couldn't see that there was an adapter. The pictures explained that...

Thanks for quick reply.

12-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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The adapter might be stuck to the body or to the lens. unless somebody modify the camera.
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The OEM adapter would remain in the body and be flush in the mount -- it is just a little ring. It might be worth more than the body itself if it is a genuine Pentax adapter.

Speaking of which:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/244595-m42-adapter-stock-b-h.html
12-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
It might be worth more than the body itself if it is a genuine Pentax adapter.
Heck...The M42 lens might be worth more that the body itself!


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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
The OEM adapter would remain in the body and be flush in the mount -- it is just a little ring. It might be worth more than the body itself if it is a genuine Pentax adapter.

Speaking of which:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/244595-m42-adapter-stock-b-h.html
I found a K1000 in terrible shape at a flea market last year but it had a 8-element 50mm f1.4 Takumar in it on a genuine Pentax M42 adapter. So I gladly paid the $10 that the vendor was asking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
The OEM adapter would remain in the body and be flush in the mount -- it is just a little ring. It might be worth more than the body itself if it is a genuine Pentax adapter.
What are K1000s going for in your area?

Where I am they tend to be hovering around the $100+ mark, a lot of people have cottoned on and added a hipster tax to the price.
The only way to get a cheapish one now is to track the ads labeled with stuff like "granpas camera, found in the cupboard, no idea about cameras but been there for 30 years"
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K1000s go for silly money over here, certainly much more than the superior and rarer KM, and perhaps even more than the KX.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
K1000s go for silly money over here, certainly much more than the superior and rarer KM, and perhaps even more than the KX.
Pretty much the same here. A MX (body) in a shop is about $200 USD. The same shop will sell the K1000 for $150-$175 USD and a KX for about $120 USD. A KM is worth about $40 USD. Those prices are body-only. That is why I recommend a KX or KM* for student use over a K1000.


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*...or any other of the many quality SLR cameras capable of full manual operation.

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