Pentax launched the Z-1 (known as the PZ-1 in some markets) in 1991 to top their range of ‘Z’ series (‘ZP’ series in the USA) autofocus SLRs. The camera was originally promoted and priced for the professional market.
This Z-1p model was launched in 1995 and was an update of the initial model. This model was sold until 2000, which means that while other manufactures were rapidly updating their top-of-the-line SLRs, Pentax ran with essentially the same camera for an amazing 9 years!
The Z-1p has a remarkably innovative control system; it still feels fresh and modern even now. The photograph to the right shows the camera from the photographers’ point of view. There may seem to be very few controls, but in fact the photographer has access to a full range of professional features very quickly and easily.
This camera comes with two excellent auto-focus fast lenses; a SMC Pentax-FA 1:4-5.6 28-105mm and a SMC Pentax-F 1:4.5-5.6 100-300mm telephoto lens. Both have been tested and are working nicely.
The full list of contents is shown below:
- Pentax Z-1p 35mm Film Camera Body - SMC Pentax-FA 1:4-5.6 28-105mm with lens cap - SMC Pentax-F 1:4.5-5.6 100-300mm telephoto lens - Pentax AF-330 FTZ electronic flash unit - Original printed camera manual – 126 pages - Pentax Remote Flash Unit in original box - Camera neck strap - Hoya 58mm Skylight 1B lens filter - 58mm Wideangle rubber lens hood - Brand new batteries within camera and flash units - Classic black padded camera bag with handle
Fully tested and working, this is a lovely SLR. The autofocus lenses are working correctly and it’s been tested with this camera. Both flashes was working with the camera. The camera’s body has some minor signs of wear (see photos), but nothing major.
The perfect high-end 35mm film camera for a photographer who wants an excellent professional standard camera.
Please note that due to the weight, this camera kit will be shipped to UK only addresses by UPS.