Would you pay 10 grand for this?
Seems quite reasonable compared to the Q
keepers: K10D, Sig 17-70, DA 55-300, FA 50/1.4 "Billy Bass"
discards: DA 50-200 "zipper", F 100-300, Sigma 135-400 "piglet", M 400/5.6 "the Great Truncheon"
YES. If I had a spare $10,000.
Its a one of a kind camera. But it would need some verification to check it out.
All other Pentax Motor Drive capable cameras I have seen from this era or earlier had the words MOTOR DRIVE on the rear of the baseplate and not on the front.
A Fergy wrote:
But, will it blend?
I'm thankful to still be able to...
Not true. As a collector of MD Pentax cameras, the SP (SP-F, ES, ES II) series and the K series (K1000, KM, and KX) share the same motor drives, battery grips, and bulk film backs (except the K2 DMD). They all had the words "Motor Drive" located on the front right edge of the baseplate and also had the letters MD on the top plate where the model number is located.
I have never seen a K1000 MD. It might be real and a possible prototype or feasability lab model. On the otherhand I am pretty sure I could built one from the parts of an early K1000 and a KX MD. One way to tell might be to see if it has both the "motor drive" words on the baseplate and the MD engraving on the top plate. If it only had the baseplate engraving it could be a forgery. Or not. It would need lots of Pentax documentation to convince me or some collector to spend $10k for a K1000.