Thursday, November 04, 2010

Low Stakes Gamble

I found this Pentax K1000 recently in an Albuquerque thrift store. It was tightly wrapped in plastic with a lot of tape over that, so I couldn't tell much about the camera's condition. At $15, though, it didn't seem like there was much to lose by acquiring it. Turned out that it needed little more than a battery to make it work like new.

I did replace some light seals on the Pentax and also on the Canon TX with the idea that I might sell them. After seeing how nice both the cameras perform, though, I'm having a hard time letting them go. I particularly like the meter and the view screen on the K1000, and the SMC Pentax-A lens is really sharp.