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07-21-2015, 02:31 AM   #1
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[Help] Cameras with similar light meter as K1000

Hey guys!

I just checked out the Pentax K1000 and I fell in love with the light meter. I have a Canon AE-1 Program and not being able to live preview the aperture change makes me miss a good moment at times.

The specific light meter I'm looking for is the one that has the needle which has to meet in the middle for the ideal aperture.

I know this is a Pentax forum but other camera brands that have the same meter would be awesome too!

Thank you guys so much for helping me out!

07-21-2015, 03:37 AM   #2
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The Pentax spotmatic II has the same thing, my grandad also owns an old fujifilm camera that has the same kind of light meter...
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M42 Practica has it

I can recommend the MTL3

It has stop down metering/dof preview

http://mattsclassiccameras.com/praktica_mtl3.html

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Praktica_MTL_3

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07-21-2015, 07:09 AM   #4
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The Canon AT-1 has a match needle meter and is the manual version of the AE-1

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QuoteOriginally posted by nlpthk Quote
Hey guys!

I just checked out the Pentax K1000 and I fell in love with the light meter. I have a Canon AE-1 Program and not being able to live preview the aperture change makes me miss a good moment at times.

The specific light meter I'm looking for is the one that has the needle which has to meet in the middle for the ideal aperture.

I know this is a Pentax forum but other camera brands that have the same meter would be awesome too!

Thank you guys so much for helping me out!
The Pentax K Series "KM" also has the same light meter as the K1000.

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As does the KX, and 6x7 (with metered prism) if you're looking for something truly special....
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The Pentax spotmatic II has the same thing, my grandad also owns an old fujifilm camera that has the same kind of light meter...
I really love the black Spotmatic II - but I can't find a good conditioned one anywhere!

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The Canon AT-1 has a match needle meter and is the manual version of the AE-1
I didn't even know there was a AT-1 haha! I saw the AV-1 while looking at the AT. Do you know the difference between the two? Also if they have the same light meter?
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As does the KX
The KX uses the blue matching needle and is "center weighted", the KM/K1000 is "averaging".

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You can also try olympus OM1/OM1n and OM2/2n. (OM1/OM1n are fully mechanical)
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The Spotmatic F will operate the same way as the K1000 (open aperture metering) with Super-Multi-Coated or SMC lenses. The Spotmatic II (and the original Spotmatic as well) have to be stopped down to meter.

The ES & ES II are also open aperture, but they also have a semi-auto Aperture Priority mode.
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Almost all the cameras from that era had the match needle meter, Nikon F2, Spotmatic, Fujicas, Minolta SRTs, Canon F-1 and FTb (plus a circle to represent the aperture)...
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