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UploadedMarch 1, 2009
TakenOctober 14, 2007
Exposure1/800 sec at f/1.8
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7 responses

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (2 Mar 2009):

    Arguably the most important product Pentax ever made. Better than any mega-pixel modern marvel, but too difficult for the simpletons now-a-days to figure out how to use.

  • Kreddible Trout

    Kreddible Trout said (3 Mar 2009):

    yeah. pretty simple really. all's you gotta know is where & when to tweak her. Tough as nails too. I shattered a 6 foot tall mirror over it. Right on the shutter speed dial. Keeps on tickin'.

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (3 Mar 2009):

    Ah well, isn't that the great irony of cameras like this in this day and age? The simplest all-manual SLRs require some degree of thought to operate. Actually, I think classics like this and the Nikon FM2 et. al., were just made too well. They didn't wear out as fast. No continual upgrades, no built-in obsolescence, not as much profit for the manufacturer.
    I may be wrong, but I think that the very last all-manual SLR still being made is the Nikon FM10. When it is no longer in production, then a glorious era in photography will have come to an end.

  • Kreddible Trout

    Kreddible Trout said (3 Mar 2009):

    what's interesting about the digital flood is that I believe it puts photography back into a niche. Before I sold out and bought my first DSLR I was wandering the streets with the above camera and struck up a conversation with a gentleman about the devil in digital. I always tout magic as being the one thing that digital can never match with film. I stand by it. We did the usual digital bashing, talked godly of our babys and went aloofly on our ways.
    Since then the flood gates have opened to such a degree that has become offensive...
    despite the fact that any nearly blind, artistically void nebbish can take $150, point it at a dewy flower and make a pretty image I'm beginning to think that's a good thing. Like you said, the simpletons would have as much clue as to how to use a K1000, FM2 or AE-1 as they would a rotary phone or an 8-track tape.
    So... that leaves photography to a select few. And I'm willing to bet, like with Holgas and such, some camera companies will jump on the bandwagon and 're-issue' some basic film classics. I know one thing, I won't be in line for the K1000 '2.0'. My 30 year old will still be kickin.

  • sara-jayne prince

    sara-jayne prince said (5 May 2009):

    The K1000 is also my preferred choice. Cant beat it really, I like what you've said about digital putting real photography back into a niche, nicely put and I hadnt looked at it quite like that yet.

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (11 May 2009):

    I have the same camera, that is what I started out with :)

  • Yi

    Yi (Deleted) said (2 Jun 2009):

    I have got Pentax too!

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