Pentax K1000
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Based on 49 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • It is a great option for night photography
  • Shutter release button is easy to use
  • Takes great pictures

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Light meter doesnt work... So $130, really???
Was super excited about this camera arriving. It arrived, sweet! Then I noticed it came without a lens cap. Ok fine, let that one slide. Then... I see a 'condition note' on the receipt stating "light meter is not working". Seriously? $130 for a camera where the light meter is not working, AND I'm no...
1/5
Amazon Customer
5 years ago
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Camera arrived unusable (Pentax K1000)
The camera came as described, in used, but cosmetically ok condition. The original listing and “inspection checklist” it came with said the camera was in good working order, and had taken test shots. But, after taking it out and examining it, the camera mirror was stuck in the up position. After pre...
1/5
Shannon
2 years ago
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❤️❤️❤️❤️
I'm just all nostalgic of my high school now. Taking photographs was one of the only things I found solace in. I must have taken over 500 pictures on old 35 mm cameras like this. The quality of the pictures I get from old 35 mms just doesn't compare to my $500 digital Nikon. If you are trying to dec...
5/5
Court
6 years ago
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The price was right!
My daughter is 15 and needed a camera for her college credit photog class. We could have rented one from the school for $110, but that made no sense to me. It was more logical to just buy one. The price was right and very affordable, and the shipping was super fast. What I did not like was how filth...
4/5
SloanPW
3 years ago
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A great starter camera for a retro camera fan or a budding student in photography
I got this for a Junior College class and it is one of the best cameras I have ever owned. I had to have one and it seemed that the best brand I kept getting pointed to was the good-old Pentax K-1000. I searched the web for some but I could not find one that was in stock or that was any were as chea...
5/5
Zachary Chapman
1 year ago
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Great Film Camera
For a photography class especially, this is the best for first-timers and long-timers alike. Once you get past learning the basics of the camera operation I think this is the easiest to use. I bought it for a class n, compared to my fellow students, I've had far fewer problems camera wise to their a...
5/5
GM
2 years ago
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Couldn't be more pleased
This is my second film camera; I bought it so I could continue to use my Canon AE-1 Program in the daytime and use this primarily at night with something like Cinestill 800T. I did a little bit of research and it seems that this model of Pentax is a nice affordable option for nighttime photography. ...
5/5
Jessica Burk
2 years ago
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Best Beginner camera, review from a beginner in photography
I have owned this amazing camera for going on over a year and a half and I couldn't be happier. I bought this on a whim as I was looking into starting photography as a new hobby and now I am hooked. This is probably the best beginner SLR camera to start with and what better way to start the basics, ...
5/5
Anubis
7 years ago
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Spend the extra bucks
Seems to be in working order. I originally thought the camera was faulty due to user error. It's been a while since I shot film! Due to this error, I researched local camera shops and I think it's important to stress how difficult it is to find a store that will sell film/repair film cameras. This m...
4/5
Zoey Taylor
4 years ago
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Good beginner camera
I'm no photography expert but I know this is a good camera with a very sturdy design. I don't think it's a camera fit for a photography pro because it is an old model and isn't extremely sophisticated, but if you're just starting out and experimenting with photography it's great. However, I liked it...
5/5
Z
6 years ago
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Specs

Brand

Pentax

Film Format Type

35mm

Model Name

K1000

Exposure Control Type

Manual