Pentax K1000 Vintage SLR 35mm Film Camera with Pentax f/1.2 50mm Prime Lens
The Pentax K1000 is a 35mm SLR film camera made by Pentax and produced between 1976–97. Its design descends from the original Spotmatic series of screw-mount SLRs introduced in the 1960s.
An affordable camera for the amateur photographer, it was a fully mechanical, manual camera designed without any program modes. It survived much longer than originally intended and became the archetypal "student's camera." The K1000 was equipped with all features required for manual photography. The K1000 omitted some features found on more advanced models, such as depth-of-field preview, self-timer, and separate meter on/off switch.
Despite its great popularity and longevity of the same basic design, Pentax finally ceased production of the K1000 after more than 20 years in 1997.
The K series cameras followed the design ethos of the previous Pentax Spotmatic series cameras, which were large and heavy, although rugged. But by 1975 there was already a general move to smaller 35mm cameras, led by the Olympus OM-1, so even as the K series was introduced Pentax were working on a new camera line, the M Series which started to appear in 1976. All except the K1000 therefore had relatively short production lives as the M Series took over the Pentax mid-range.
- Sensitivity range: ISO 20-3200
- Mount: Pentax K Mount
- Winding film: Lever
- Rewind film formula: Crank
- Exposure meter: full frame averaging TTL metering with built-in coupled match-needle meter
- Exposure setting: manual, turn the speed dial or aperture ring until the needle aligned to the center of the index, in the finder
- Shutter: The shutter is mechanical, horizontal focal plane type made of cloth
- Shutter speed: B, 1 - 1/1000 seconds, flash sync 1/60 second
- Battery: 2 x LR44
This vintage film camera is ideal for beginners, amateurs and professionals. It’s in excellent condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos!
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