Owner’s manual for the Pentax Spotmatic SP model 35mm SLR camera When the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic was introduced to the public at the Photokina. Distributed by Page 2. Distributed by . Page 3. Distributed by Page 4. Distributed by WWW. The Pentax Spotmatic refers to a family of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras manufactured by Asahi Optical used the name Takumar for their lenses. . Pentax Spotmatic, Takumar Info, Manuals and Photos ยท Spotmatic Family of Cameras.

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If you use Pay Pal, use the link below. I have a SP The table below shows which flash contact, which shutter speed and which flash bulb may be combined for maximum lamp efficiency. I book marked Roberts link up above and i’ll contact him to see if it’s economically feasible to repair mine.

According to my test, it’s not 1 stop off at all times as you suggest. This page was last modified on 23 Augustat There are many places; I’ve had excellent experiences getting a Spotmatic and an ME Super overhauled by pentaxs.

A hot shoe for flash was added and the synchronization FP or X was placed on a dial switch located below the rewind crank. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. The system became the workhorse of many professionals of the period.


Gives it a more film-ish look. The camera was entirely mechanical apart from the light meterwhich was powered by a 1. The battery cost me about 3 ;entax.

What’s happening is that the mirror’s flip mechanism has failed and needs professional attention. That’s a good stopgap, but your camera meter could well be failing on you.

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Always keep the meter switched off when not actually taking readings. The counter guy recommended the S instead saying it was essentially the same battery but with the plastic surround. All Takumar lenses bear the seal of the Japan Camera Inspection Institute which insures the highest standards of performance.

Views Read Edit View history. Film speed ASA setting dial and window on shutter speed dial. Any equipment which proves defective during the month warranty period should be returned to your Honeywell Pentax dealer. If it goes up your battery is upside-down. Edited by MjuGazer member 8 years ago. Do not use the new Super-Takumar 50mm f 1.

With its unique behind-the-lens exposure meter of entirely new design, the Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic is now more than just another saahi. Why don’t you just use your digital camera as a lightmeter? For use with all Takumar lenses. It works, but will only go in upside-down. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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When removing the Super-Takumar 50mm f 1. However, I have discovered that you could easily use a 1.

Just want to add some of my own experience to this topic. If anybody has an old camera with the battery cover corroded pdntax jammed in place letting vinegar soak in for a few hours often un jams them. The first portions of the film cannot be used for picture taking as t hey have already been exposed to light.

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It can be set up in seconds, and when disassembled, fits neatly into a pouch-type case which occupies very little space. The type of battery silver, zinc-air, lithium, alkaline you use is important, too.

Therefore, by measuring the light as it passes through the lens and matching the exposure needle as seen through the viewfinder, you can be assured of properly exposed pictures under all but the most impossible lighting conditions. Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. I can’t get my meter to work with any of the mentioned batteries either. When interchanging lenses, hold the lens by the distance scale ring.

Meter is powered with a mercury battery.