Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC

Pentax

Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC

Regular price $380

Overall Condition 8/10

  • All functions working
  • clean and clear viewfinder 
  • light meter working 
  • some minor marks on body from use 

The Pentax K2 is a 35mm SLR camera introduced by Pentax in 1975. It was the flagship camera of a trio of that year featuring the new K lens mount developed for Zeiss in a joint venture never really to be developed. The two others were the KX and the KM. Along with these cameras, Pentax released a 26 Super-Multi-Coated (SMC) K mount lenses. The announcement of the K-mount cameras and lenses occurred at a large Pentax birthday celebration held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

A year later the Pentax K1000 was added, becoming a popular mechanical camera. Taking advantage of new technical possibilities, the cameras all have full aperture TTLexposure metering, with a black indicator needle visible to the right in the viewfinder. The K2 has aperture priority automatic exposure, selected on the shutter speed dial. The camera selects the proper shutter speed between 1/1000 and 8 seconds when the shutter release is depressed. Other notable features of the K2 are the mirror lockup, and that shutter speeds from 1/125 to 1/1000 second and 'B' work without battery power.

 

 

 

Specifications 

  • Manufacturer: Pentax
  • Film type: 135 (35mm)
  • Image size: 24mm x 36mm
  • Shutter: Vertical, metal focal-plane (electronic or mechanical operation)
  • Shutter speeds (mechanical): 1/125 or Bulb
  • Shutter speeds (electronic): 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
  • Flash sync: X sync at 1/125
  • Self-timer: 5 - 9 seconds
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism with cross-microprism or split-image focusing screen, 0.88x magnification
  • Exposure meter: Silicon photo-diode, aperture-preferred, TTL metering
  • Meter switch: Meter is on when shutter is depressed halfway
  • Batteries: 1.5V S76E, MS76H or equivalent
  • Weight: 680 g (24.2 oz) with no lens

 

What we think

 

  • Great basic design 
  • Wide range of amazing Pentax lenses 
  • Rugged build quality 
  • Easy and cheap to repair 
  • Great camera for people who want to learn photography 

References

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Pentax_K2

Sample photos

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Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC
Pentax K2 with Pentax 50mm 1.4 SMC