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Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm SLR Camera with 55mm f/1.8 & 135mm f/3.5 Lens

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Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm SLR Camera with Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 55mm f/1.8 & Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Lens

All cameras come with 6 months warranty. This camera has several scuffs and scratches around the body. The lens focus scale does not move when the lens is focused, but has no issue focusing the image. The light meter is also not guaranteed to be fully functional, but has zero mechanical issues.

In this kit: 
1) Asahi Pentax SP500 35mm SLR Camera Body
2) Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 Lens
3) Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Lens
3) 49mm Skylight Filter


Asahi Pentax's Spotmatic SP500 is the perfect camera for someone looking for a reliable, well-built film camera. It boasts a full-metal construction with virtually no internal electronics to worry about. The metal built also gives it an amazing feel in hand without being too heavy. It also has one of the most satisfying winding mechanisms. It is a very minimalistic camera with a classic and timeless look while making it very easy to use.

Focusing is done manually. The viewfinder is bright and big. Additionally, the lenses have stop down metering, giving you an easy preview of your depth of field.

Due to the age of the Spotmatics their light meters tend to be burnt out. Fortunately this is not too much of an issue as these cameras function fine without batteries. This mechanical reliability is one of the main advantages of the Pentax Spotmatic. To meter a scene before taking a picture just use an external light-meter or a light-meter app on your phone (we recommend myLightmeter), or alternatively the foolproof 'Sunny-16' rule.
This kit includes both a standard 55mm f/1.8 lens, which is suited for general photography, and also includes a 135mm f/3.5 telephoto lens, best suited where a longer focal length is necessary, and also is ideal for close-up portraiture.


  • Type: SLR body
  • Manufacturer: Asahi Optical Co.
  • Year of Launch: 1964
  • Film Format: 35mm
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism Eye-level Viewfinder
  • Lens Mount: M42 screw mount
  • Shutter: Focal plane shutter, Speeds from 1s – 1/1000s
  • Flash Sync Shutter Speed: 1/60s




Collections: SLR

Type: 35mm SLR Camera

Vendor: Asahi Pentax/Pentax

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