Summary: I purchased this camera for a photography class (plus I wanted one after using my uncle's Pentax K1000), this camera is awesome. This is an all-manual 35mm SLR film camera that is pretty straight to the point. Between the camera body itself and a lens, there are settings for film speed, shutter speed, and aperture (and maybe zoom depending on the lens being used) - that's it.
Summary: Very dependable camera. I have used this camera many times in the past and decided to purchase another one for parts just in case anything breaks on the one I have. It is built very hardy and serves as a great camera for beginners.
Summary: I have pentex k1000 that I purchased new in 1985. This is a manual camera that is easy to use. I bought this camera to carry along with the other so I have one with black and white and one with color. I would rate this much higher than the Minolta AE1that I have used for years. I feel it gets the shot you want. It is consist as the manual camera that it is. This is my go to. I have a few digitals also. So depending what or where I am shooting I am covered.
Quick delivery, reliable, affordable. Good seller.
9 May 2013
Summary: The camera is great. Haven't developed photos yet but it seems to work just fine. Very happy. I wanted an old film SLR to learn more about photography and this one was affordable. My friends were buying the same vintage model from other sellers and mine compares well with theirs.
Summary: it is amazing. reliable machine! bring it everywhere with me. it is my go to camera and and i love it. definitely recommend it to anyone interested in getting into photography. real easy to use. and if you get a battery for the light meter it is even better.
This camera is given out to art students in Japan and Europe even today!
25 February 2013
Summary: This Pentax will take some great looking photos for those memorable moments in your life. Classic photos, with great capability and great transparency. The only con I would consider before purchasing this camera is that the development of the used film will require a speciality store unlike Walgreens or CVS. For this reason, I suggest doing some research in your local area for a business capable of developing film shot with this incredible camera!
Throw away digital and bring back the Pentax K1000
26 August 2012
Summary: The Pentax K1000 is the Model T of the camera world. I just purchased one on eBay so my daughter can use it in the basic photog class she's taking. During my career as a reporter, I wore out five of these cameras taking tens of thousands of shots. The camera design allows the photographer to manually, but easily, control light and shutter speed. That allows you to get amazing pics. When I bought my cameras, I had to pay big bucks for the bayonet mounted lenses.
Summary: This is a great fully manual SLR camera at a decent price. The shutter speed, ISO, and aperture are all very easy to adjust, making the picture taking process enjoyable. The film is easy to load, rewind, and unload. The lens also removes and attaches with no problems. Overall, it's a great 35mm camera for students or anyone interested in learning film photography.