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  • Pentax K1000 Chrome - Japan

    Rarely available version of Pentax K1000. One of the most famous and popular film cameras, Pentax K1000 had a very long production run which began in 1976 and ended in 1990's. Asahi Pentax moved production from Japan to Hong Kong after only first two years. Even though no major changes were made at that time, cameras made in the first two years in Japan are scarce and highly collectable. Latest version of the camera (without Asahi logo on the top cover) was manufactured in China and shows cost-cutting by Pentax, with many metal parts replaced with plastic. Even though not all Japan-made K1000's have a mark on the body to indicate production origin, they all have serial number engraved on top of the camera (as opposed to the bottom panel in later units).

    This particular body was made in Japan and is in EXC+ condition. Just a minor brassing on the viewfinder frame and one small 1/4" dent on the top (see photo 2, to the right of the serial number), no other cosmetic defects. Shutter fires properly, film advance, rewind and meter work as they should (meter accuracy was not verified with film). Viewfinder and focusing screen are bright and clear of dust. Light seals and mirror bumper were just replaced for years of flawless service. Fresh battery for the meter, generic body cap and original Pentax camera strap (fair shape) are included.

    The camera comes with two lenses in EXC condition: original Pentax-M 55mm f/2.0 standard prime lens and Kalimar 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle. Lenses have clear glass, no visible scratches or fungus. Aperture blades are free from oil. Focusing is smooth, aperture action is snappy. Barrels are clean and dent-free, with just a tiny amount of brassing from normal use. The standard prime lens comes with a brand new UV filter and genuine Asahi Pentax front cap. Wide-angle lens comes with both caps (generic).

    Free batteries with purchase!

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