My wife was interested in Pentax after her foray into DSLR. She figured out they can still use the original film lenses with the K mount and purchased a 40mm 2.8. It sat for at least 5 years still in amazing condition. I hated seeing it lay idle, so when I saw a K1000 for a decent price I snagged it. It didn’t matter that the light meter had gone. I already had a light meter from doing pinholes. It is an amazing lens camera combination.
Pentax K1000 with Fomapan 200 Creative and Yellow 12 filter
Pentax K1000 with expired Kodak ProImage 100 film