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01-09-2010, 11:00 AM   #166
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Model: K1000.
Color of faux leather: black.

Serial number: 7553767.
Location of serial number: top plate engraved.

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: yes.
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: yes.
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: yes.
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: yes.

Top plate: metal.
Bottom plate: metal.
Battery cover: threads.

Manufactured/assembled in: Japan.
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: microprism.

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): I don't know.
Year of original purchase (if you know): I don't know.


Last edited by RDNZL; 01-10-2010 at 03:57 AM.
01-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #167
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 614
Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number: 6367819
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):dunno
Year of original purchase (if you know): around 1980

Last edited by GregK8; 01-11-2010 at 10:51 PM. Reason: Forgot SN
01-16-2010, 08:16 AM   #168
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 3
Model: K1000.
Color of faux leather: black.

Serial number: 7511088.
Location of serial number: top plate engraved.

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: yes.
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: yes.
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: yes.
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: yes.

Top plate: metal.
Bottom plate: metal.
Battery cover: threads.

Manufactured/assembled in: Japan.
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: microprism.

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): I don't know.
Year of original purchase (if you know): I don't know.
01-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #169
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 120
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6634186
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No (screw)

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Japan
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) noy known
Year of original purchase 1980

01-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #170
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Location: Boston, MA
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Posts: 18
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7342547

Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No (screw)

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) not known
Year of original purchase 198?
01-23-2010, 05:31 PM   #171
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Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 111
Used body (purchased July 2005)

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7665603
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): unknown

Last edited by Yonnie; 01-23-2010 at 06:03 PM. Reason: added info
01-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #172
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Posts: 111
Used body...at least 3rd-hand when it found its way to me 2007

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8248314
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): unknown

Last edited by Yonnie; 01-23-2010 at 06:03 PM. Reason: added info
01-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #173
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 111
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6264574
Location of serial number: Black plastic insert on bottom plate

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: No
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: No
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: No
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

Manufactured/assembled in: China
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Sticker on bottom plate recess

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): Dec 1992

02-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #174
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The database has been updated as per February 11, 2010. Refer the pdf files attached to the first post in this thread. We now have 139 cameras in the database!
02-13-2010, 02:57 PM   #175
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Location: Edmonton
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 61
Pentax K100 Database

Model: K100SE
Colour: Faux Leather Brown
Serial Number: 6480419
Serial Number Location: Bottom Plate Stamped
Asahi Logo on Prism: Yes
Asahi Name above Pentax on Prism: Yes
Bump on Top Plate near rewind crank: No
Top Plate Metal: Yes
Bottom Plate Metal: Yes
Battery Cover: Threads
Assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of Assembly: Sticker on Bottom Plate
Focusing Screem: Microprism/Split Image
Weight without batteries & body cap: 606 grams
Year of Purchase: 1979 (not confirmed - quoted by seller).
03-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #176
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pennsylvania, U. S. A.
Posts: 247
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7760422
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped
Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None, lost sticker.

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):
Year of original purchase (if you know): 1984 at Fort Hood, Texas Post Exchange.
03-27-2010, 08:12 PM   #177
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1
Model: K1000 se
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8434708
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: No
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: No
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Split screen


Just found this camera at a thrift store for 40 bucks, shutter and light meter work perfectly
03-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #178
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number:5177307
Location of serial number: Bottom plate insert

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: No
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: No
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: No
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

Manufactured/assembled in:Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):
Year of original purchase (if you know):
04-08-2010, 11:22 AM   #179
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 53
Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number: 6494476
Location: Bottom plate stamped/engraved

Asahi Optical logo: yes
Asahi name on prism: yes
Asahi name on back of top cover: yes

Top plate: metal
Bottom plate: metal
Battery cover: threaded

Assembled in Hong Kong (stickered on bottom plate)

Focussing screen: Split prism with microprism collar

Weight: Unknown
Date of purchase: Unknown, but likely the early 1980s
04-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #180
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NY
Photos: Albums
Posts: 523
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 5255727
Location: Bottom plate

Asahi Optical logo: No
Asahi name on prism: No
Asahi name on back of top cover: No

Top plate: metal
Bottom plate: metal
Battery cover: Bayonet

Assembled in Hong Kong (Recessed on bottom plate)

Focussing screen: microprism

Weight: Unknown
Date of purchase: 1988

Original lens: 28-80mm Takumar
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