Pentax Spotmatic SP with Super Multi Coated (SMC) Takumar 55 mm F/2


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Overall condition 8.5/10, light metre working all other functions working, finder and lens are super clean and clear, body has very minor marks from use, comes with original leather case and strap and 6 months warranty.

Serial number (Body): 3770911

Serial number (Lens): 6650357



The Spotmatic was introduced by Asahi in 1964 and was the first camera to sell well with Through-the-Lens light metering. The camera was entirely mechanical apart from the light meter, which was powered by a 1.35 volt PX400 mercury cell[1]. A small switch on the (photographer's) left side of the lens housing was pushed up to stop down the lens and activate the meter; the exposure controls would then be adjusted to centre a needle on the right edge of the viewfinder. The body took lenses with a 42mm Pentax/Praktica screw thread, giving a huge range of alternatives. The system became the workhorse of many professionals of the period.

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Maker: Asahi Optical Co
Type: SLR
Lens mount: M42 screw mount
Image sensor: size 24 x 36 mm
ASA/ISO range: 20 - 1600
Focus: Manual focus
Exposure: Manual exposure
Flash: FP or X
Flash synchronization: 1/60
Shutter Mechanical: 1,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/15,/1/30 - 1/1000

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Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 lens

This is a lens that is fully manual and needs a convertor to be used on your system, this means it will work on all systems that provide a convertor. The mount is called the M42 mount and has it’s origins with the company Zeiss for it’s Contax S cameras but was also used by Pentacon a brand name and later Praktica. Because it was a great mount that could be used for many different systems the popularity grew very quickly in America it was used by Pentax so as you can see it was for that time the “universal” mount.

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Type: 35mm Film Camera

Vendor: Pentax