Pentax K1000


Pentax K1000

  • Pentax K1000 with 50mm f2 Lens
  • Fully Working and Film Tested
  • Late Model Chinese Variant

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Pentax K1000 Camera with Lens

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A late model made in China Pentax K1000 (Serial 6987456). Fully working with working light meter and clean viewfinder and optics.

This is one of the Chinese licensed K1000 cameras and unlike an older Japanese one uses a lot of plastic in its construction. It is still capable of getting good pictures though and would be an ideal camera for a film student.

Viewfinder is clear and bright and features and features a microprism collar for focusing.

New light seals fitted and complete with a Chinese made ‘A’ series 50mm f2 lens (Serial 6163299). The lens has a small scuff to its rearmost optic but this has no effect on its image quality.

Fully film tested with real film.

The camera does exhibit some damage to its finish around the prism housing, this is cosmetic only and does not affect the camera functions in anyway.
Will be supplied with original lens cap and strap.

Fully manual SLR manufactured between 1976 and 1997. One of the longest production runs of any Japanese SLR and over 3 million of these were sold.
The K1000 was the entry level camera of the Pentax K Series and found a huge amount of favour with film photography students.

It is fully mechanical requiring standard SR44 batteries only to power its light meter. The light meter is light activated so its important to keep the camera cased when not in use otherwise it will slowly drain the batteries.

Production of the K1000 was moved to Hong Kong in 1978 and then to China in 1990.

This camera came to us in a very unloved condition. She has been deep cleaned, the lens has been stripped and rebuilt and all light seals replaced plus internal cleaning.

UV treated to ensure long term fungal kill of camera and lens.

Shutter tested with Phocron XA Tester to ensure accuracy.

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Please be aware that the cameras and lenses for sale can be up to 50 years old. They have been serviced and/or checked and are always as good as they can be made, but please don’t expect them to be flawless as if they were made yesterday.
All lenses of this age exhibit some small particles of dust and coatings are not up to modern standards. Cameras will exhibit some wear signs and likewise may have small dust specks in their viewfinders or focus screens. These do not affect the picture in any way.

ANY problems or issues will be described in the main text which you are advised to read carefully.If you are unfamiliar with film cameras we suggest you do some online research and read the manuals which are freely available from online resources.

We are enthusiastic film fans and spend our time hunting cameras and lenses that have been or are being unloved. We then spend hours to bring them back to fully working and clean condition, ready for a new lease of life with you We always change the film seals, give the camera a clean/service and make sure its fully working before we sell it on to you.

Most lenses are cleaned, re-lubricated and all of their functions checked prior to sale so you know they will work, full details will always be in the text. All items are packed safely for transit using proper packing material NOT something the cat was sick in.Having been stung both on eBay and by dealers alike who often know very little about film cameras we decided to offer people a chance to experience film using a camera that will last for many years and which we can say for sure works reliably.

Mel & Claire

Additional information

Camera Type

Fully Mechanical



Exposure Mode