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02-16-2009, 10:35 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevopedia Quote
Also, one more feature to note (and that I myself just noticed): on the top plate, between the prism housing and the rewind knob, there's a little raised area towards the back that's exactly where the battery check button is on the KX. The KM has that bump also.
I am presently in possession of two KM bodies.
One has the bump; the other does not.


02-16-2009, 11:52 AM   #17
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K series bodies with bump

QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I am presently in possession of two KM bodies.
One has the bump; the other does not.

Coincidentally the sample image from the AOHC website referenced in the previous reply has the bump.

02-17-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
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Another small observation--in addition to top-deck serial number it looks like the earlier model had the hotshoe 'X' painted orange while the late model did not.
02-21-2009, 11:06 AM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSSLDR Quote
I used a K1000 in college (spring '78) but gave it away in the 80's. Now, many years later I went on E-bay to get one.
There are supposed to be 3 versions - made and assembled in Japan, Made in Japan and assembled in Hong Kong, and made in China.

Here is what I have:
1-Engraved on back of top cover: Asahi Optical Co.Japan with serial # on top cover
2- engraved on bottom: Assembled in Hong Kong with serial #on bottom

Can anyone add to this with additional info??
I have 2 versions of K1000 of the above 1 & 2 discription.

1) The battery cap has the words engraved "BATTERY-OPEN"
2) It is a plain battrey cap.

02-21-2009, 11:59 AM   #20
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Here are the preliminary findings from the entries received for the database as of March 22, 2009:

Serial number ranges and years:

The database:

Last edited by Ole; 03-22-2009 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Updated database

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