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Film Cameras

Today's post features my film cameras. I've had a few others too (models ranging from 1960 to 2002), but sold them for various reasons and these were the ones to keep. All of them are manual focus and metal, two of my requirements for film cameras. They can all be used without a battery, as most of them only use the battery for the light meter. But my favorite part about them is they all use the same lenses. Today's lenses fit these cameras and the old lenses pictured below mount to my digital camera without any adapters.

First up is the KM from 1975:
Then came the K1000 (my first SLR camera) around 1976 and later the K1000 SE (Special Edition):
 Next is the K2 DMD (Dedicated Motor Drive), Pentax's pro model from 1976:
Around the same time (1976) Pentax released the MX, one of the smallest SLRs:
A few years later (1980) the equally small ME Super came to market. The ME Super was the ME's (1976) big brother with more features:
The LX was another pro-level camera, produced from 1980 to 2001. This camera features dust and weather sealing, making it perfect for outdoor pictures during rain and snow:
In 1983 the Super Program was released. This camera has a light inside the viewfinder to view settings in low-light or dark conditions: