Pentax K1000 fresh from CLA
Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.7 SMC Pentax-M
Kodak Gold 200 (at EI 100)

Last winter I loaned my K1000 to my son with the promise that if he enjoyed using it, I’d let him keep it — but first, I’d send it to Eric Hendrickson for a complete overhaul. When he came home from college in the spring, he gave me the word: he’d had a great time with it and would enjoy keeping it.

Along the way I picked up an ME body at a good price. I love shooting my ME — its aperture-priority shooting suits me, and its smaller size makes it more pleasant to carry. I figured my son might like one, too. So I sent both cameras to Eric, who returned them to me recently, smelling factory fresh, ready to serve for at least another 20 years.

Both cameras are in my son’s hands now. A longtime reader of this blog offered me a spare 50mm f/1.7 SMC Pentax-A lens that he no longer wanted, for my son’s ME. It was a generous gift, and my son gratefully accepted it.


7 responses to “single frame: Pentax K1000 fresh from CLA”

  1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    Getting a camera back from Eric is such a joy! I hate to admit how much I enjoy the smell of the Pliobond as you unwrap one of his CLA’d cameras.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Greater than the joy of unwrapping a freshly Soverized F2?

      1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

        Unwrapping a Sover Wong serviced F2 is a truly exceptional experience.

  2. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    So cool ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! It is.

  3. Lena Hahn Avatar

    Nice clicks. All are beautiful.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

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