What to look for when buying a k1000?


fourfivesix

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:05
I'm to looking at buying a k1000 camera, is there anything in particular I should be looking for with this model when checking it over?

Thanks in advance

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ronniemac

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:12
Less to go wrong, so that's the good news. The main problem with older Pentax SLRs is when the foam cushoning that the mirror slaps up onto when the shutter is fired, combines with the adhesive to form a black tar like substance and the foam deteriorates. Can be easily rectified in a service or even by d.i.y with appropriate gear - not that I've tried. Make sure battery compartment is clean, and that light meter functions as it should. Other things are pretty obvious, but the K1000 is a robust camera. Popular with photography students, not that they wouldn't look after it - just might be well used. Hope you find what you're looking for.

fourfivesix

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:24
Thank ronniemac, sounds pretty straight forward
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ronniemac

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:41
I should have added, I'm no expert, so it might be best if someone more knowledgeable than I comments.

ronniemac

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:46
Two links that might be useful:
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fourfivesix

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 20:48
Dont worry I wont blame you if it goes wrong. I'm visiting a friend in Bradford at the weekend and her next door neighbour has two for sale. Hopefully there will be a winner between them.
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cbrog

Link Posted 06/02/2013 - 21:03
If there aint - pm me! might be able to help:

cbrog

fourfivesix

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 18:26
cbrog wrote:
If there aint - pm me! might be able to help:

cbrog

Will do Thanks
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 07/02/2013 - 18:29
Solid cameras,MY VIEWS, just as long as the shutter fires and the speeds all work there's not much that can go wrong.

The only down side can be the light meter.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
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