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Owner’s manual for the Pentax Spotmatic SP model 35mm SLR camera When the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic was introduced to the public at the Photokina. Distributed by Page 2. Distributed by . Page 3. Distributed by Page 4. Distributed by WWW. The Pentax Spotmatic refers to a family of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras manufactured by Asahi Optical used the name Takumar for their lenses. . Pentax Spotmatic, Takumar Info, Manuals and Photos ยท Spotmatic Family of Cameras.

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Well then that’s even better! I concluded that the voltage should be the one to blame as originally sensor was designed for 1. Automatic diaphragm When the preview lever is in “A” automatic position, and the exposure meter is turned to “OFF”, the fully automatic diaphragm is at its largest aperture at all times, except for the instant of exposure, no matter what aperture is set on the diaphragm ring.

So the solution I found was getting an outside light meter and calibrating the sensor with the light meter by fine-tuning the ASA dial. Spotjatic identical to the SP II, but with an “electric eye” introduced to support the Honeywell line of dedicated flashes.

The following table illustrates the film plane-to-subject distance that can be covered by Leica-mount lenses when using this adapter.

The higher s;otmatic ASA number, the more sensitive the film. Be sure the spofmatic is cleaned with the cloth before insertion into the camera. Improve your picture quality by using the Honeywell Pentax filters that are precision-ground, polished and coated for your Honeywell Pentax.


Willy Butler Posted 5 years ago. Like Nuno said, the AG3 also known as also fits in – I just pulled up the contact tab and screwed the battery cover back on – it works, and the battery only cost me cents.

The Pentax Spotmatic refers to a family of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras manufactured by the Asahi Optical Co. Film Rewind Rapid rewind crank for speedy film take-up. Lift the outer ring of the shutter speed dial and rotate it until the ASA number of your film is opposite the red index mark.

As you look through the finder, you will see that the Fresnel lens consists of many concentric rings which provide the brightest possible image on the ground glass.

If the film is properly loaded, the rewind knob will turn counter-clockwise when you advance the film by turning the rapid wind lever.

Pentax Spotmatic instruction manual, user guide

When the shutter is released, the meter switch will automatically turn off, and the needle will remain fixed off and underneath the center. Change the shutter speed later, when necessary. I have heard you can replace it with a alkaline battery, but must have the meter adjusted due to the higher voltage 1.

Virtually identical to the SP II, but with an “electric eye” introduced to support the Honeywell Strobonar line of dedicated flashes. Steve M Smith 7 years ago. I have found that the ones with the all metal compartment will almost always require an o-ring to prevent a short with smaller silver oxide batteries.


Pentax Spotmatic

They produce power when the holes are uncovered. The meter is spot on. Retrieved from ” http: But I’m wanting to take it on a trip and would rather not bring both.

The photographic coverage Of the various Takumar lenses is illustrated on page Open the back by pulling out the rewind knob until back cover snaps open. Edited by fotostevia member 5 months ago. That’s what he said he was using.

Retrieved 1 January The discussion above is about alkaline or Wein cell replacements. I bought mine at a local BatteriesPlus for spitmatic.

If it turns freely, the camera is not loaded. Retrieved from ” https: Funny, I have a PX battery in my spotty, and the light meter is asani on perfect! Just want to add some of my own experience to this topic.

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You can bent the aperture pin. Use a slow-speed fine grain film. It is also necessary to keep the meter switched off when mounting a Super-Takumar lens on the Spotmatic camera body.

Don’t try to measure the short current or to charge the battery, to prevent rapid deterioration. I generally have a hand-held light meter because I can’t see the spotty’s meter needle at f We’ll see what happens