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 · Spotmatic Family of Cameras.

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And don’t tell me that my cameras are wrong. When the shutter is released, the meter switch will automatically turn off, and the needle will remain fixed off and underneath the center. The Spotmatic F was on the market from to — this means the youngest of them is 35 years old.

Don’t buy any more batteries — the camera meter sounds kaput. Filters and lens hood size: The camera was one of the first commercially available 35mm SLRs to include through-the-lens metering. You can bent the aperture pin. I’ll have to figure out the meter’s nuances while adjusting aperature doesn’t seem to matter whether in A or M lens modebut spotmatix moves appropriately when the shutter speed is changed.

Film speed ASA setting dial and window on shutter speed dial. Edited by Marino M.

By adding more extension tubes, close-ups as close as the focal length of the lens may be easily and simply photographed. We’ll see what happens Edited by Willy Butler member 5 years ago.


Handle by the edges with a dry cloth only. Support your camera on a good tripod. I use it for light seals too. For those of us that have had the meters in their spotties go out, stop-down metering isn’t all that much fun anyway.

The system became the workhorse of many professionals of the period. Edited by SilverChrome7 member 7 years ago. All Takumar lenses bear the seal of the Japan Camera Inspection Institute which insures the highest standards of performance When testing your lens performance. Cock the rapid wind lever for the next picture. I book marked Roberts link up above and i’ll contact him to see if it’s economically feasible to repair mine. It is smaller than the original, but they are readily available at Walgreens, and many spotmtic stores here in the U S A.

All models, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Hold your camera tightly to your forehead with your left hand, raise your arm and draw your left arm to your body.

Set the shutter speed dial to B bulb position. What scene were you shooting? Contents 1 Description 1. This page may not be sold or distributed without the expressed permission of the producer I have no connection with Chinon Co.

The counter guy recommended the S instead saying sootmatic was essentially the same battery but with the plastic surround. Spotmatic led me to a couple of dead ends as far as batteries go after the 3 day ordeal of getting the corroded cap off the battery chamber.


These are the original mercury cell batteries.

Pentax Spotmatic

Got this camera from a friend and went to a watch-camera repairer for battery replacement too. I would suggest not comparing stop-down metering on the Spotmatic to readings from your dSLRs, particularly if you are using stop-down metering on your Nikon and Canon bodies.

Complete with filters, slide holders, lens cap and dust cover. Robert Burnham Asai 7 years ago. The result was much more likely the expected.

Pentax Spotmatic – Wikipedia

It also explains variations in metering with voltage differences. So far, so good.

These rings may be used in combination as desired. It works, but will only go in upside-down. Just got my SP today and needed a new battery. He might have mistakenly switched the numbers. Because the tolerances, quality, and design compatibility of lenses other than Pentax-Takumar lenses are beyond spotmqtic control, damage caused by use of such lenses will not be covered by this warranty policy.

Edited by nrparsons member 7 years ago. Most convenient for critical focusing in close-ups, macrophotography, copying works, etc. Mercury batteries are now banned but Zinc-Air batteries can be used instead, or it is possible to carry out a minor modification to the meter circuit to allow the use of 1. MjuGazer Posted 8 years ago.