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Overall condition 6.5/10, light meter untested, viewfinder quite dirty, comes with 6 months warranty.
Serial number (Body): 5051837
Serial number (Lens): 1986381
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. 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.
Maker: Asahi Optical Co
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
Super Takumar 28mm f3.5
Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 lenses were produced by the Asahi Optical Co.If the name Asahi is more synonymous with beer nowadays, that’s probably because the Asahi Optical Co. would eventually become known as Pentax.
The company produced the Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 lenses between 1962 and 1975 for its range of film cameras.
It was a range that included the popular Asahi Pentax Spotmatic.
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