The Pentax K1000 is a beautiful piece to add to anyone's analog camera collection. Though it may not be the same as the older Pentax models, it still delivers outstanding results
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The other day looking in my old stuff, i find this beautiful camera “Pentax k1000”: a resistant camera with her grey & black body. So i couldn’t resist to take this camera in my hands and discover if it’s in good condition! The camera was released in 1976 by the Asahi Optical Company. After a 21-year production span, the camera had changes during that time, most notably a change from Made-in-Japan to Made-in-China. The “Chinese” K1000, was fabricated for “Chinon”. They made some changes to make the K1000 less-expensive to produce. This made the camera cheaper and lighter, but more fragile and cheap looking.
This camera is very easy to use and i think that is the best camera for learn or practice our photographic skills because it’s simple but elegant.