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A surprisingly great little camera! Film tested and everything worked very well - in fact much better than I expected. However please note that it is an older camera and hasn't been overhauled or reconditioned, and even though it was working when I tested it, I don't guarantee that it'll work perfectly, so it is sold in as-in condition. The 50mm lens has some fungus (you can see it in the lens photo) and seems to underexpose the photos by about a stop, but I tested the camera with other lenses and exposure was perfect - the camera works properly. The only thing that is slightly annoying is that the film advance lever doesn't stay nice and firm against the body - it's like the return spring (which works) isn't quite strong enough or needs adjusting. It doesn't affect using the camera - it's just a shame it isn't perfect.

 

According to Wiki, these cameras were a house brand for the UK camera store Jessops. This one was based on the Pentax K1000 and is probably from the 1990s. It’s totally manual - you need to focus and set the shutter and aperture, but it does have a built in light meter displaying over -, under -, or correct exposure.

 

Because the lens isn’t great and I won't guarantee that it's perfect, I’m selling it as body only for $25 with a free lens. If you want a better lens then have a look at the Rikenon 35-70 I have for sale. I tested that lens on this body and the photos were really good - one of the best and sharpest images I’ve taken at my regular lens testing spot.

 

Centon K100 Camera

$25.00Price

Free delivery is available in the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Wairarapa regions but it is at my convenience - in other words, I can't make a special trip for an item worth a few dollars. I'm usually in these regions at least once every couple of weeks.

Looking from overseas? International shipping is expensive but email me if you're interested in a product and I'll look for the best possible price.

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