Pentax KM 35mm Film SLR Camera with Pentax SMC 50mm F/1.4 Fast Prime Lens - Fully Functional
Here we have one of the best Pentax SLR cameras ever, the KM, complete with a Pentax SMC 50mm F/1.4 fast prime lens and battery. This camera is fully functional and is ready to provide another lifetime of fantastic photos.
The camera is in great condition, cosmetically, and perfect condition mechanically. Everything works precisely as it should, with all knobs, lever, dials, and switches, actuating with mechanical precision. The light meter works perfectly, as does the shutter, film transport, mirror, and all controls. The film compartment, battery compartment, and mirror box are all pristine and free from damage, corrosion, and dust.
The included lens is a real dream, and features incredible optics, impeccable build quality, amazing heft, and superb "feel". The 50mm F/1.4 is optically exceptional for a myriad of reasons. For one, it's incredibly fast. With a maximum aperture of 1.4 it's able to capture excellent photos in extreme low-light situations. This makes it perfect for street photography, low-light portraits, product photography, action shooting, and general snapshots.
When shooting wide open, the lens creates incredible bokeh and has the ability to isolate subjects, rendering them sharp while keeping the backgrounds blurred. Stopped down it becomes incredibly sharp very quickly. Even at F/2 there's unmatched sharpness across the entire frame, and go further to F/4 or F/8 and you'll be shooting one of the sharpest lenses ever made.
The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, haze, and cleaning marks. The aperture blades are free of oil and actuate as they should. The focus ring spins with a perfectly weighted fluidity, and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with mechanical precision unparalleled in the world of vintage Japanese cameras.
Pentax's exceptional SMC (super multi coating) optical coatings ensure complete mitigation of flaring, ghosting, and chromatic aberration. Even in the most high contrast scenes these optical artifacts are nowhere to be seen.
The Pentax KM is among the best models in Pentax's range of 35mm SLRs. It is essentially a higher spec K1000, featuring much the same internal construction, body, and electronics of that camera, but it also includes a self-timer and depth-of-field preview button. It's extremely resilient, beautiful, and completely capable of anything a photographer could ask of it.
The camera will be packaged securely and shipped immediately.