Pentax K1000

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Pentax K1000

Postby Niner » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:41 pm

This is the camera I've owned the longest. I used it to take photos when my kids were little and took photos with it that I sold to a magazine and photos that I had printed and sold in a furniture store. All years ago. It's as simple as they get. All mechanical. No auto focus. No auto program of any sort. No auto film advance or rewind. It does have light member with a floating needle. You take your pick of shutter speed and couple with an aperture that will bring the needle to the middle or do the reverse setting the aperture. If you want flash... you have to add one to the shoe on top. The greatest SLR film student camera of all time. All metal body and built like a tank.

I put some film in it today and changed the button battery that runs the meter.
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Re: Pentax K1000

Postby PeterN2 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:39 pm

I still have my Pentax Spotmatic that I bought in 1970. I have not used it for a few years and when I last looked at it, it still has a half exposed roll of Kodachrome 64 still in it. I will have to finish the film even though I can't get it developed now.
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Re: Pentax K1000

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:12 pm

PeterN2 wrote:I still have my Pentax Spotmatic that I bought in 1970. I have not used it for a few years and when I last looked at it, it still has a half exposed roll of Kodachrome 64 still in it. I will have to finish the film even though I can't get it developed now.
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Re: Pentax K1000

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:15 pm

I just ordered some 120 B&W film because I am going to try my Yashica MAT 124 again. I have bought a roll of Ilford Delta 200 and 3 rolls of Fomapan 200 (Czech film) so will see if I still have the knack :roll: :roll:
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Re: Pentax K1000

Postby Niner » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:29 pm

Good for you, Duncan. Some of the people in your photo club would be surprised to see the detail in a "real" photo taken with a camera producing a big negative image. A 120 negative that captures a well focused shot can produce more sharp detail than your average digital camera image can.

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