Pentax KM was introduced in 1975 as one of the earliest Pentax models, featuring K-bayonet mount. This camera is very similar to the Pentax K1000, but adds depth-of-field preview and a self-timer; two features missing on this popular cheaper model. Just like K1000, this is a great camera for a photography student. Unlike most K1000's, KM was produced in Japan.
This particular SLR has just been serviced and is in excellent condition. Shutter fires accurately at all speeds, self timer, film advance, rewind and meter work properly (meter accuracy was not verified). This particular model is known for prism de-silvering ("corrosion"), but NOT IN THIS UNIT - old foam surrounding the prism was cleaned off and replaced, and will not de-silver the prism. Viewfinder and focusing screen are pristine, a pleasure to look through. Light seals and mirror guard are brand new. No dents or brassing on the body, original leatherette is in excellent condition. Original bottom cover from this camera was damaged and replaced by a clean part from a different camera.
The camera comes with an Pentax 50mm f/1.4 prime lens. The barrel of the lens has some shallow dents and paint loss on the front rim. However, the glass is crystal clear, with no scratches or fungus, focusing is smooth, aperture action is snappy and blades are free from oil. This is a satisfyingly sharp, fast lens, which often sells for $70-80 by itself, and makes a great complement for this capable manual SLR. Front cap, vintage camera strap and a fresh battery for the meter are included. Uncommon model.
NOT TESTED WITH FILM
Free batteries with purchase!