I have several K1000's and a couple of OM2's. I prefer the Olympus just because I have lost several rolls of film in the K1000. Problems winding the film on the take up spool for me, whereas, the Olympus is basically fool proof. Though I have some great lenses for the Pentax I need to use it more. I do love the cult status of the K1000 though like Steve pointed out. I would use both