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Pentax K1000
9.6 out of 10

Pentax K1000

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Overall 10
10

User Review

GateCityRadio, pentaxforums.com
14 September 2014
  • Excerpt: My very first film camera. My dad bought it in the late 70s to use while he was in college. It was used after that to take pretty much every family photo until they got a digital camera in 2004. My dad gave it to me in 2006 when I started taking photography classes.
  • Pros: full manual, rugged, fully mechanical
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

healtyhead, pentaxforums.com
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I am very with it and its all things very very well. You can find my photos taken with K1000 and Miranda 28mm f2.8. I used Ilford Delta 100 ASA film.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

pentax_sam, pentaxforums.com
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This camera is great. It's simple, easy, and straightforward to use. I've used mine for quite some time now, it's awesome. The sound it makes is beautiful, and the overall use of the camera is easy. The only part that annoys me is that without a lens cap, the battery runs out quickly.
  • Pros: Build quality, appearance, metal, feel, simplicity, viewfinder
  • Cons: Slightly slow meter, needle, battery runs out quickly without lens cap
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

K David, pentaxforums.com
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: My only wish for the K1000 would be that Pentax had designed all four of the old Ks with interchangeable focusing screens. Beyond that, even though a DoF preview would be nice, it's not really a necessity.
  • Pros: Light, User-friendly, Easily Learned, Very Capable, Attractive, Inexpensive
  • Cons: No DoF Preview, no Interchangeable Focusing Screens
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Overall 10
10

I have had mine since 1982. Still using it.

L. Gildart, Amazon
15 August 2012
  • Summary: My k1000 will be 30 years old this Christmas, and it has been the most reliable camera I have ever owned. My lenses are still nice and sharp. My light meter and flash shoe still work. I have probably changed the battery 3 times. There are no light leaks. Everything works just like the day I got it.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax K1000

John Foster Jr., Amazon
4 August 2011
  • Summary: This is a great camera. Fully manual is more fun than a digital camera a monkey could use. Plus it looks great and feels even better in the hands.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Pentaxguy22, pentaxforums.com
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Got this with a deal of 2 lenses, seller did not know it work or not, got it and it works great, shutter opens and close like it should mirror lifts up
  • Pros: Love the looks, easy to use, if you good with manual
  • Cons: bit on the heavy side, film not cheap!
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

prima, pentaxforums.com
3 July 2011
  • Excerpt: maybe K1000 the best Pentax 35 mm SLR
  • Pros: Can use with no battery
  • Cons: Big body
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Yehoyaqim, pentaxforums.com
22 May 2011
  • Excerpt: In the philosophy of converting your weaknesses into your strengths this camera excels. It's heavy and it's all manual. All weaknesses, and yet all things we love about it.
  • Pros: Heavy, Solid, Manual,
  • Cons: Heavy, All Manual, no OFF if you lose lens cap.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

John Martinez, Amazon
14 February 2011
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