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07-07-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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I'm trying to find out which is the most basic Pentax K-mount body with Depth of Field Preview. If there's a "table of features" or the like on this site somewhere please let me know. Thanks for your answers!

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The K series had DoF preview with the exception of the K1000. The M series did not with the exception of the MX. The Super Program and Program Plus did, but the A3000 did not. All of the P series did.

The auto focus cameras for the most part did not, with the exception of the PZ-1, PZ-1p, MZ-S, ZX-L, and *ist.
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You can go through the database...

Pentax Manual Focus Film SLRs - Pentax Pentax Film Cameras - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications
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The K series had DoF preview with the exception of the K1000. The M series did not with the exception of the MX. The Super Program and Program Plus did, but the A3000 did not. All of the P series did.

The auto focus cameras for the most part did not, with the exception of the PZ-1, PZ-1p, MZ-S, ZX-L, and *ist.
If you are looking for basic, a KM or KX would fit the bill. An MX as well. And I loved the Super Program. Those are all manual focus. Ricoh XR-7 is a nice body, too, with DOF preview.
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The ZX-5n/MZ-5n and MZ-3 also have DOF preview.
The most basic would probably be the MX and KM.
The least expensive, the P3n/P30t
If you're relying on DOF preview, a bigger viewfinder helps, in which case the MX would be the best choice.

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Thank you all for the helpful replies! I did find the database mentioned but the replies are just as helpful.
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