Pentax K1000 Chrome / Made in Japan
Beautiful copy of Pentax K1000 - "Made in Japan" version. This popular camera had a very long production run, that started in 1976 and ended in 1990's. Asahi Pentax made K1000's in Japan only during the first two years of production. In early 1979, all production moved to Hong Kong, and later to China. Latest made-in-China K1000's show obvious cost-cutting by Pentax, with many metal body parts replaced with plastic and inferior quality parts being used. These later cameras are missing "Asahi" logo from the prism cover. Made-in-Japan units have several small distinguishing features, including a serial number that is engraved on the top of the camera. This made-in-Japan K1000 is in close-to-mint condition. There is one small shallow dent on the top of the prism cover - no other cosmetic defects. The camera was fully cleaned and lubricated inside and out. Shutter fires properly, film advance, rewind and meter all work perfectly. Viewfinder and focusing screen are pristine. Light seals and mirror bumper are brand new ($25 value). Shutter speed dial has sharp and bright lettering. The camera comes with original SMC Pentax-M 55mm f/2.0 prime lens (made in Japan also - far less common than the 50mm lens) AND Sears 28mm f/2.8 macro wide-angle prime. Both lenses are MINT. Glass is clear, no visible scratches or fungus. Focusing is smooth, aperture action is snappy. Aperture blades are free from oil. Barrels are clean and dent-free. A bunch of 52mm filters to fit both lenses is included: UV filter, Tiffen circular polarizer and a brand new set of Hoya close-up filters (+1, +2 and +4), in its own dedicated leather case. Original camera manual, fresh battery for the meter, two generic front caps for the lenses and a Pentax camera strap are included. Exceptional bundle for a beginner photographer or a Pentax collector.
meter is included with this camera.