#80 - FILTR PREMIUM - Pentax KX + Pentax 50mm f1.7
#80 - K1000 Killer
Pentax KX + Pentax 50mm f1.7
Great for: People looking for a wonderfully built, reliable and fully manual camera.
In the early 1970s Pentax switched from their M42 mount to a new range of K mount cameras. The KX (along with the KM and K2) was one of them. Like a lot of cameras from this period, the construction is superb, and it is ultra reliable. A few years later Pentax released a stripped down version of this camera, the K1000. It was sold at a cheaper price, and so it became popular amongst photography students for many years after. As a result the K1000 has a bit of an iconic status. This pushes the price of a K1000 to silly levels. The result - you can buy this KX for less than a K1000, and get a far superior camera, with an aperture display in the viewfinder, and DoF preview if you want it.
Every FILTR PREMIUM film camera comes with everything you need to start shooting high quality images straight away. We’ve collaborated with our favourite Film Provider; Analogue Wonderland to supply every PRO Camera with 1 Roll of Kodak Portra 160 (Colour) film and 1 Roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 (Black & White). Learn more about the FILTR PREMIUM Series here.
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