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03-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by sfenn Quote
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6714159
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: No
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

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

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kog
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker that reads "BODY ASSEMBLED IN HONG KONG"

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): around 608 gramas
Year of original purchase (if you know): Wish I knew; am hoping to find out what year it was made!
After talking to sfenn we determined that his camera does have Adsahi Opt. Co. engraved on the back of the top plate.

03-11-2009, 01:01 PM   #47
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My Second-Hand K1000

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 5577266
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped on a kind of tag

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

Top plate: yes
Bottom plate: i think
Battery cover: Bayonet

Manufactured/assembled in: china
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Sticker on Bottom plate )
Focusing screen: Microprism

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

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03-11-2009, 02:19 PM   #48
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You must have a lot of time on yer hands...


Make: K1000
color: black
serial # stamped on bottom plate 6996142
Asahi logo on Prism (YES)
" above "Pentax" (YES)
" stamped on back of top plate (YES)
NO bump
METAL top plate
METAL bottom plate
THREADED battery cover
"Body assembled in (Hong Kong?)" illegible worn-out sticker on bottom plate
( I can make out Body, Assembled, and a KO (I think)
MICRO PRISM focus screen
HEAVY LIKE A BRICK
purchased in 1979-82? thereabouts Now when I think more about it, I think it was in 82. Yes, it was indeed '82

This might be interesting too...
Sold with the plastic version of the M 50mm f2 for the kit lens

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My other K1000

Model: K1000 SE--Does NOT have "SE" engraved on body
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number: 7873721
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

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

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

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

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


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03-12-2009, 05:41 PM   #50
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Mine is:

Report to eBay: Item not received.

I paid on 2/27, she said she shipped on 3/2, and today is 3/12.

It doesn't take 10 days for something to go from Upstate New York to Florida.

So to make myself feel better, I just did a But-It-Now on a Spotty SP from a seller I used before. (30 bucks!) And so, from this day forward, I hate K1000s.

If it arrives, I'll be amazed. But if not, I'm going to have a one-question trivia contest to win the K to 42 adapter that I also just bought just for this camera. Because no way I'm going to hunt out another K1000 simply because of this stupid adapter.

Totally free, no shipping charges, but the category will be Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners."

So start studying, kids!
03-21-2009, 06:00 PM   #51
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Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7048222
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: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):---
Year of original purchase (if you know):1982/83

Kit lens was plastic M50 f2

Regards

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03-22-2009, 10:06 AM   #52
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Thanks Mauritz. I have updated the database.


We can now determine the order in which the cameras were manufactured. The remaining uncertainty is what year the production switched from 82xxxxx (metal top/bottom) to 4xxxxxx (plastic), and what year production was terminated:
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03-22-2009, 10:57 AM   #53
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ole Quote
Thanks Mauritz. I have updated the database:

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We can now determine the order in which the cameras were manufactured. The remaining uncertainty is what year the production switched from 82xxxxx (metal top/bottom) to 4xxxxxx (plastic), and what year production was terminated:
According to dmitrov's site, it was terminated in 1997.

K1000

However, Bojidar Dimitrov isn't very complementary of the k1000.

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The K1000's total lack of convenience features might explain the cult status of the camera among photo students worldwide, but it fails to explain its popularity with Pentax enthusiasts. I mean, do you people not miss viewfinder information on aperture and shutter speed, a self-timer, a DOF preview lever or minimal flash automation? Wouldn't an MX, KX or a KM be a better choice?


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Please post the information about your K1000 as a reply to this thread.

Given enough conclusive data I will later create a database with the information.
Model: K1000
Color: Black
Serial: 7649437
Location: 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 rewind crank: Yes
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): Bought new in summer of '76 or '77


Model: K1000
Color: Black
Serial: 8044171
Location: 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


Other differences:

The first one has a battery cover with the words "BATTERY" and "OPEN" w/arrow engraved on it. The second one has a totally unmarked battery cover.
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Model: K1000 / K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Black / Brown

Serial number:8230519
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

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):
Year of original purchase (if you know):
04-11-2009, 08:18 AM   #56
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Another K-1000 lover here.
Here's the info on mine:

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black
Serial number: 8402823
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: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): no idea
Year of original purchase: around 1989
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Interesting: From the almost 50 entries in the list, mine is the only one with a serial number starting in 84xxxxxxx
And I double checked to make sure........
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And yours is also the only one with no "Asahi" and AOCo logo, but still with a metal top plate!
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number:8179117
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

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):628 G
Year of original purchase (if you know): Don't know
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