Pentax K1000

2009-08-31 6

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

image from flickr

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.

written by lomo_bernis on 2009-08-31 #gear #pentax #old-camera #test #reflex #review


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great depth of field effects !

  2. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·

    Thank you for sharing, it makes me want to pull mine out and shoot it again :}

  3. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    this is a classic "photo 101" camera. very basic, but it has everything you need.

  4. spncrwillis
    spncrwillis ·

    I lobe this camera!!!! It is the camera I learned to shoot with, and will always be my favorite!!

  5. spncrwillis
    spncrwillis ·


  6. sagebrush
    sagebrush ·

    K1000 was my first SLR. still have it , have not used it for awhile. was great to learn on.
    DSLR is nice but having everything manual makes you experiment and work things out.
    No rechargeables to worry about. and if the photo cell that drives the meter dies you can still use it. iso100 = f/16 at 1/125 sec for a sunny day and f5.6 for a cloudy day. They used to print it on the inside of the film boxes.

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