I’ve been meaning to add another SLR to my film camera collection for some time now and it was always a choice between a Nikon or a Pentax. Two weeks ago, I found a really good deal on Ebay for a Pentax K1000 in excellent condition and it finally arrived yesterday! Now, I’ve seen a lot of loveliness made with this camera (specifically here and here) and was really excited to find out what it could do in my hands. I immediately pop in my usual 12-exposure Ferrania Solaris 400 (tip: always keep a stash of cheap, expired 12-exposure films as test rolls!) and snapped away with my always-ready canine model. In my hastiness, I kept the shutter speed at 1/60 – which is a speed I almost always shoot at – and you can tell by the overexposure that the harsh afternoon sunlight did not agree with me. That said, I’m just plain happy that the camera works fine and can’t wait to use it more!
Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Pentax K1000