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09-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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k1000 mold or string in prism

Hello. I had a mint k1000 donated recently. Looked through the view finder to find what look like elastic string curled up inside the view finder. It looks like it is INSIDE the prism.

Does the focusing grid screen come out very easily? I am not even sure it will help as I can't tell where the strong like stuff is. It may be mold...and it may be INSIDE the prism. Would it be easier to take the top off? Seems like i have tried but gotten stuck on removing the shutter speed dial or something.

Anybody ever seen anything like this?

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Drew

09-01-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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take a look at this: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/71061-k1000-fungus-question.html
09-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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Thanks. I didn't realize it, but it is symmetrical. Unfortunately, mine is taking up much more of the view finder so it will have to be dealt with to be useful. Perhaps I will give the operation a try.



Thanks!

Drew
09-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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it would be so much easier to just replace the K1000. there is certainly no shortage of them out there.

09-03-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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Well, I already dump a ton of money into my class...so I pretty much try to reply on donations when possible. I had a thread here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/wanted-items/52875-wanted-closed-old-pent...ns-wanted.html but they closed it.
09-03-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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sorry I don't have one to donate. I donated a K1000 last year to a highschool photo class outside of Atlanta.
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