Easy-to-use manual single-lens reflex camera--ideal for fledgling photographers
Complete with 35-70mm, f3.5 to f4.8, close-focusing zoom lens
Bright viewfinder with split-image focusing and 3-LED display
Hot shoe with X contact for flash photography
Accurate, center-weighted, through-the-lens metering system
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In my day (15 years ago), a typical manual SLR had a max of 1/1000 shutter speed and a 50mm lens. Today, most manual SLR's have a max of 1/2000 and a zoom lens. The Vivitar V4000 camera is a modern-day entry-level SLR. The K-mount lens mount was developed by Pentax and incorporated in the extremely popular Pentax K-1000 released in the 1970s and sold as new until being discontinued by Pentax recently. The K-mount is pretty much THE lens mount for manual focus lenses and is shared across several manufacturer's lines: Pentax, Vivitar, Olympus, and Chinon to name a few, so you can expect to find a variety of lenses (new and used) at just about every camera shop in town. A K-mount lens made in the '80s will fit a '00s K-mount camera. As you look at the camera front, the knob on the right at the top is the film rewinder. The flash shoe is in the middle, the knob next to it on the left is the film speed and shutter speed selector, and the film winder is on the far left. A ring...
This Camera is great for first time photographers, and also more experienced photographers. Earlier this year I took a photography class in which I knew nothing about SLR's, but I found this camera easy to learn and operate. It has a great choice of shutter speed and also has a light meter that will help create great exposures, its light-weight makes it easy to handle, and it's fairly inexpensive. I think it is a great buy for anyone interested in photography.
This is a neat product simple enough for a beginner to use, offering standard features that all pros would want to have. A good match for this camera is the Vivitar 2800 flash (Amazon, please list this flash in the accessories section). Overall a great buy.
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