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AdvantagesBasic, Robust, Perfect for Beginners

DisadvantagesBasic - Lack of features may frustrate enthusiastic or professional photographers.

"...correct exposure. I got the Pentax K1000 second hand for around £80, which is actually surprisingly relatively expensive. I did not mind paying a substantial amount for the camera because I knew a lot about it after having done tonnes of research and that this is meant to be the camera that is perfect for beginners. Upon taking the camera out of its box, I could see that it was a gem. Bear in my mind that this camera has been in production since ..." Read review
17.05.2013

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Pentax K1000

AdvantagesUnlimited use

DisadvantagesNeed to buy a flash separate

"...simple things such as the Pentax K1000 camera. The fully manual 35mm SLR obviously requires complete user control but for the photographer who doesn’t want to be limited by a camera’s ability, this is the one for you. The only power needed is for the exposure meter from a small battery which is activated when the lens cap is removed. The built-in through-the-lens meter measures the average brightness of the ground glass at full aperture ..." Read review
09.03.2001

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pentax k1000- beginners luck

Advantagescreative possibilities, durability and pricing

Disadvantagesreplacement of old parts would be pricey

"...are well aquainted with the Pentax K1000 as it has been used as a value for money SLR for many years now. The choice of schools and Universities to buy this camera, alone emphasises its reliability and ease of use for a beginner. For those who have surpassed the beginners' stage, this camera provides an excellent and very compatible base for extras to be added. For instance larger lenses can be added which will magnify and allow greater scope for ..." Read review
13.06.2004

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