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    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    for $75, why not? it even comes with a lens.
     
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    It could be worth it.

    If the flash is still functioning, it won't be for long; that's a really old flash. A vintage Vivitar zoom lens is worth $0.

    A Spotmatic 1000 body in excellent shape with working meter goes for about $95 at keh.com. If the meter isn't working (a common affliction among old Spotmatics) it drops the price to about $55. I would have to say that it's my opinion that you should be able to find a Spotmatic 1000 with a better lens on Ebay for $75 or less.

    Google "Pentax Spotmatic", and I'm sure you will find plenty of info. In general they are full manual, mechanical 35mm SLRs. No frills. Built like a tank. They use Pentax Takumar screw mount lenses, which are commonly available, usually pretty cheap, and fantastic lenses. A broken light meter is a common problem, but don't let that stop you from using one. I have 3 Spotmatics. They are good beaters; take them out in the rain, snow, dirt, punk rock bars, etc...
     

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