Pentax Spotmatic SP with Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 and 135mm f3.5


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Overall condition 7.5/10, Light meter working  and all 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): 2900722

Serial number (Lens 50mm) 2848919

(135mm) 733179



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 50mm f1.4 lens

  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Weight - 230 grams
  • Length - 38 mm (65 mm with adapter)
  • Filter size - 49 mm
  • Min. focus distance - 0.45 m
  • Aperture - 6 blades, f1.4 to f16 in half stop

The Super-Takumar is a good looking lens with excellent build and mechanical quality. Optically it has that vintage "character" that some like but others might not. I like its decent sharpness wide open (which becomes excellent stopped down), good CA resistance, and good bokeh.

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Instagram sample photo credit:

Tasleem Sahib 





Type: 35mm Film Camera

Vendor: Pentax