Straightforward, simple controls, great for learning the basics of film photography.
Alan. J. Reynolds, Amazon
4 July 2015
Summary: For years this was a camera every college recommended to students signed up for photography. With its straightforward, simple, controls and bullet-proof build, it is a camera that has everything anyone needs to learn the basics of film photography which I wish had been around when I was learning.
Best Beginner camera, review from a beginner in photography
4 June 2015
Summary: I have owned this amazing camera for going on over a year and a half and I couldn't be happier. I bought this on a whim as I was looking into starting photography as a new hobby and now I am hooked.
Summary: Actually, I hate it, but it was the camera my daughter had to use for photography class. The camera and Lense were very accurately described by the seller, as looking like new. So many thanks there. But it is still a Pentax K1000, that I grew to hate back in the 80's as a photo student.