|Asahi Pentax K1000, 35mm SLR camera (another one!)|
The first Pentax K1000 was such a joy I wanted to ease the stress on it by buying another. This one was eventually found in a jumble sale at Sunnyvale - San Francisco! As discovered it came with a 1960s era Takumar 28mm lens, more in keeping with the Spotmatic, so the appropriate K mount series lens was acquired. They appear to be quite common in the 'States, but not so here in the UK, I guess people must hang on to them. In fact I was spoilt for choice during my 3 week visit. Roughly the same age as the other one, this too is in constant use, and is the more likely of the two to have the wide angle attached. The K1000 owes part of it's success to the fact that it is often quoted as being the ideal photgraphy student's camera. Demand in 2006 still seems healthy as second hand ones still change hands fairly briskly on internet auction sites.
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Shutter, Cloth focal plane, speeds B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500 & 1000th
Lens No.4521110, Pentax - Takumar SMC, 28mm f/3.5
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