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Pentax K1000 35mm Camera Body

***Lens not included
Pentax Cameras
KEH Model# 250932
Grade Notes Price Qty
Light Meter Inoperative
$62.00 $59.00

* AS IS means usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return available.


Pentax K1000 35mm Camera Body Description


The Pentax K1000 is an all mechanical manual 35mm film SLR (Single Lens Reflex) SLR.  The K1000 has earned a reputation as a solid reliable camera with only fully manual functions.  The no frills design means the user must figure out what they are doing (if they don't already know).  It's a tool perfect for learning because it requires deliberate thought about setting framing, focus, and exposure.  When a photographer learns how to use a fully manual camera like the K1000 they'll have a fundamental foundation of understanding how any camera works.

Consequently the K1000 remained in production for decades and is one of the most popular cameras of all time.  A special edition K1000 SE was also made which has leather grip surfaces.

Key Features

  • Classic, popular camera perfect for learning the art of photography!
  • All shutter speeds are mechanical
  • Battery only powers the light meter
  • TTL (through-the-lens) manual light metering with a center-weighted pattern
  • Strait forward single-needle light meter display in viewfinder
  • Shutter speeds: 1s-1/1000 second, plus B (Bulb mode for longer exposures)
  • TTL manual metering with a center-weighted pattern
  • Hot shoe and PC sync terminal (X only)
  • Flash sync at shutter speeds 1/60 second and slower
  • ISO range: 20-3200, set manually
  • Threaded shutter release button accepts standard threaded mechanical cable release cables/cords

Available accessories include: Pentax K-Mount lenses, Batteries for the light meter, camera straps, flashes, tripods, and 35mm film.

KEH Specifications

  • Focus:  Manual
  • Lens Mount: PK 
  • Metering:  TTL 
  • Manual Metering:  Yes  
  • Metering Display:  Needle 
  • Shoe:  Hot 
  • Shutter Speed Range:  1s-1/1000 
  • High Sync. Speed:  1/60 
  • B or T Setting:  B 
  • ISO/DX Range:  20-3200 
  • ISO/DX Setting:  Man. 
  • Film Advance:  Man. 
  • Film Rewind:  Man. 
  • Release Socket:  Mech. 
  • Viewfinder Image:  NA 
  • Battery:  1-MS76 
  • Weight:  21.4oz.  


General information

Brand Name Pentax
Manufacturer Part Number 04500
Manufacture GTIN 027075045002

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KF (SMC-AF, ME F)