Quote Originally Posted by PentaxBronica View Post
I just find the K1000 over-rated. It's hair shirted minimalism for the sake of it.
When the K1000 first appeared it was a marketing ploy as basically a de-featured KM. Nothing wrong with it, but I can't see why anyone would buy one when for less money they could have a KM with DOF preview and delayed action. Being essentially a bayonet-mount version of the Spotmatic-F, I'd put the KM as probably the most UNDER-rated Pentax 35mm SLR, up to and including the M-series (much beyond that I lost interest in Pentaxes when they became too plasticky).