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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There was also the Pentax SLwhich was identical to the Spotmatic except that it did not have the built-in light meter. Retrieved from ” https: Back to my main Camera Manual page. The model range includes the original Spotmatic SPwhich had an accessory “cold” spohmatic for flash. The operation is identical as both circuits are differential.

You will never use this. The Spotmatic SP did not have a hotshoe. They will work much better, fancier ones have zoom manaul. Edited by Robert Burnham member 7 years ago. The extension tube set consists of 3 rings: Be sure to turn off the meters switch when not actually taking readings.

Pentax Spotmatic

Never it is overexposed, but sometimes underexposed and it can be easily 2 stops or more. When the preview lever is in “A” automatic position, and the meter is at “OFF the diaphragm is fully open except for the moment of exposure. Among some improvements were better metering system Max Maual was increased to and film transport.


Edited by fotostevia member 5 months ago. You can bent the aperture pin.

When your subject is in focus, the image in the microprism will be sharp and perfectly clear. As well as a number of minor improvements to the meter components and film transport, the SP II was fitted with a hot shoe with a switch under the rewind crank for FP and X- flash synchronization and the ASA range was increased to Leaving the meter switched on will rapidly exhaust the battery.

The microprism is the center portion of this diagram. Type 35mm single-lens reflex with built-in light meter. It seems to underexpose in low-light interior and overexpose in high-light bright sky conditions. Equal current in both branches and the net movement of the needle is zero. This page was last edited on 22 Julyat When he’s done with the camera, it will be as close to new as it is possible to get for a piece of machinery that’s approaching middle age.

The dealer will forward the equipment to the Honeywell factory or nearest Honeywell repair station. Joni Schoonjans 3 years ago. The metering system was changed to average metering prior to its release but the change happened too late to change the marketing materials, so the original name continued to be used.

I book marked Roberts link up above and i’ll contact him to see if it’s economically feasible to repair mine.

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You will note from the depth-of-field guide in the photograph that the range from approximately 10 to 25 feet is in focus. I know it’s not ideal but it does the trick.


Obviously, I forgot to follow my first rule of life: Do not depress the shutter button I tried a battery. They are the same size. I apologize for asking this question again, but I went through this thread and am feeling a little lost between the different types of spotmatics.

Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. My problem is when i turn the light meter on the needle goes to the top regardless of the shutter speed or lighting conditions. Use the film type dial to show what type of film is in your camera. Sure, the Fuji has a slightly different approach to ASA values, but it too chose significantly longer exposure times than the Pentax. A competent repair facility should be able to evaluate against a standardized light source and will often do so free of charge.

As well as a number of minor improvements to the meter components and film transport, the SP II was fitted with a HotShoe with a switch under the rewind crank for FP and X- flash synchronization and the ASA range was increased to Primarily for use with Leica lens mount enlargers.

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