Updated review: Pentax K1000

It’s the camera a couple generations of kids used in photography class in school: the Pentax K1000. I’ve updated my review — read it here.

Pentax K1000


11 responses to “Updated review: Pentax K1000”

  1. Stuart Templeton Avatar

    A great little camera!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I like my KM a little better because it has DOF preview but otherwise the K1000 is a great workhorse.

  2. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    One of the few Pentax cameras I have not tried.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Probably not one you need to try. Your LX is all the K-mount Pentax you’ll ever need!

  3. Sam Avatar

    Great review of one of the great budget cameras of all time. Definitely not luxurious, I agree with your conclusions!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Luxury is nice but one can make fine photos with a K1000 forever with proper care of the body!

      1. Sam Avatar

        I didn’t mean for it to sound elitist. I echo your sentiments exactly. This is a workhorse that was meant to take photos!

  4. nataliesmartfilmphotography Avatar

    I learnt so much from using this camera 🙌🏻

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You and lots and lots of others!

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