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Pentax P30 with SMC 50mm f2 35mm SLR camera


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Overall Condition 7/10, all functions working, finder and lens are clean and clear. Minor cosmetic wear

Comes with 6 months warranty

Serial number#: 3680103


The P3 (US, P30 elsewhere) was an 35mm film SLR released by Pentax in 1985. It used manual focus lenses with the KA-mount bayonet. They use a manual film advance lever. The electronic shutter is in speeds of 1 to 1/1000 sec. It has program, manual, X and B exposure modes. The meter is a center-weighted type with a range of 1 to 18 EV. There are two revision of the body, late versions are compatible with cable release while earlier ones are not. It is compatible with DX Encoding film with a ISO range of 25 to 1600. It is powered by two 1.5v SR44 or LR44 button batteries.


  • Film type 135 (35mm)
  • Picture size 24mm x 36mm
  • Weight 17.5oz (500g) body only; with SMC Pentax-A normal lens 23oz (653g)
  • Lens K-mount SMC Pentax-A 50mm 1:2-22
  • Filter size 49mm
  • Shutter electronic focal plane (metal)
  • Shutter speeds B, 1-1/1000
  • Viewfinder SLR
  • Exposure meter center weighted TTL CdS with LED shutter speed readout in VF
  • Modes Aperture priority, Automatic exposure or Metered Manual modes (but no AF)
  • Battery manual just says ‘two 1.5 volt silver-oxide or alkaline mini batteries’ (I use 357)
  • Hotshoe accepts dedicated flash
  • Depth of Field preview button
  • Self-timer
  • DX auto film speed detection (ASA 25-1600 in 1/3 steps)
  • AND a single-stroke wind lever

Reference List:

  • http://mattsclassiccameras.com/slr/pentax-p30t/
  • http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Pentax_P30/P3

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Category: slr

Type: 35 mm camera

Vendor: Pentax