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Pentax ES SLR Camera ( BODY ONLY )


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9.5/10 Overall condition come with 6 months warranty.

SN#  6530067


The Pentax ES was the world's first 35mm SLR with a fully electronic shutter system. When set on automatic, the ES has a stepless shutter. The Pentax memory device computes and delivers an infinite number of exposures between 8 and 1/1000 second - automatically. If 1/555 second will give you the right exposure, that is what will be programmed.
The Pentax ES utilizes the last generation screw-mount Super-Multi-Coated Takumar and SMC lenses. In addition to the legendary flare control and color fidelity that has made these lenses so popular, the S-M-C/ SMC lenses are designed to allow open aperture metering on the ES, ES II and Spotmatic F. The viewfinder remains bright under all conditions, making focusing easy. In the event that earlier lenses without the open-aperture metering coupling, the ES provides stop-down metering with the familiar switch near the lens mount. In any case, the meter is activated by partially depressing the shutter release button. These features make the ES less than one-quarter inch taller and only six ounces heavier than the Spotmatic F.

The standard color for the ES was black, which was a departure for previous Pentax M42 bodies where black was a special order. With both the ES and ES II, chrome was the special order version. The ES name on the face of the body replaced Electro Spotmatic on the earlier model released only in Japan and had improved circuitry. The size of the circuits did not allow room for a self timer in the ES.


Year: 1972-1973
Mount: M42
Metering: Open aperture, centerweight Meter range
Shutter speeds: (auto), 8s - 1/1000s (stepless) Shutter speeds (manual)
B, 1/60 (X), 1/125, 1/150, 1/500, 1/1000s Shutter speeds (mechanical)
Flash hot shoe: Yes Built-in flash
Battery:  6V
Size: (W x H x D) 143 x 98 x 50mm (without lens)
Weight: 678g

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Collections: SLR

Category: pentax

Type: SLR

Vendor: Pentax

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