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12-08-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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K1000 how to tell Japan made version?

I read somewhere that the K1000 has the Japan made version and a China made version.

I am searching ebay for a good deal. Can one tell which version by looking at the camera body itself?

Is that true the China made version does not have the word ''Asahi'' above the Pentax label?

12-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Japan version:

1. says "Asahi corp Japan" on the back to plate under the winder (or something like that)
2. has a "fill plug" on the left side of the prism, where the battery test switch is found from the KX
3. all meter top and bottom plates
4. metal shutter speed selector.

Taiwan

1. Metal top and bottom plates
2. a small screw where the KX's battery test button was
3. Does not say Japan on the back of the top plate

China

1. plastic top and bottom
2. Does not say Asahi on the prism
3. does not have a bump or a screw where the KX's battery test was
4. Shutter speed dial does not have a silver edge, it is black plastic not metal
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K1000 Serial Number Database

QuoteOriginally posted by manteiv Quote
I read somewhere that the K1000 has the Japan made version and a China made version.

I am searching ebay for a good deal. Can one tell which version by looking at the camera body itself?

Is that true the China made version does not have the word ''Asahi'' above the Pentax label?
Read the K1000 Serial Number Database thread for a complete description of the versions. It is Sticky at the top of the Film SLR Forum (this one).

You may be able to get close to knowing the version you are buying if you can determine the serial number before bidding.
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Cool -- thanks for that. By that description, I have a Taiwan version. My brother has a made in China version -- it just feels cheap with those plastic plates.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geauxpez Quote
Cool -- thanks for that. By that description, I have a Taiwan version. My brother has a made in China version -- it just feels cheap with those plastic plates.
The Chinese ones have more plastic than just those plates.
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Yikes, those Chinese made ones sound bad.
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