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12-14-2014, 06:42 PM   #16
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No problem, I hope you can solve the issue. Worst case scenario you can use your K1000 like that. It seems it is not too spread (whatever it is)

12-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #17
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I have a similar, but not exactly the same, issue on an SP1000 (mine is a big horisontal line)

as others have said, I believe it is damage to the silver coatings inside the prism.
12-14-2014, 11:58 PM   #18
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prism desilvering

This is prism desilvering. I service used cameras for a camera store. Sadly the store has two K1000 cameras that are now parts cameras because this. If you could buy a new prism you probably wouldn't want to pay for it. As things get worse it will affect meter accuracy. Right now it probably is just annoying.

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