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Note: this article describes the 35mm SLR from 1975. For the 2009 DLSR, see Pentax K-m
Pentax offered the Pentax KM as a slightly less expensive alternative to the Pentax KX in 1975. This is the camera the Pentax K1000 should have been, offering depth-of-field preview and a self-timer; two features missing on the wildly popular cheaper model.
This camera features a shutter with speeds of 1 to 1/1000s and B. Flash sync speed is at 1/60 of a second. The CdS metering system has a range of 3 to 18 EV (ASA 100). Film speeds can be set from 20 to 3200 ASA. It is powered by a 1.5v silver oxide battery.
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- User reviews at Pentax Forums
- kyphoto.com offers a zipped JPEG scans of the Pentax KM manual
- Pentax KM English instruction manual, from Mike Butkus
- Pentax KM page at My 35mm Film Camera Collection
|Pentax K mount SLR Cameras|
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