Introduction to the pentax spotmatic sp and sp, video 1. The pentax spotmatic sp 500 is one of the cutdown versions of the spotmatic series which pentax launched after the original spotmatic. Lomography member chocochipcookie tells you why you shouldnt pass on this gem next time you spot one. Hi mikei had an asahi pentax spotmatic 2 and an es2. Asahi pentax spotmatic ii film loading unloading duration. Just hold one the asahi honeywell pentax spotmatics bill smith. Its a vintage camera ideal for collectors, but it is in working conditions if you like shooting on film. Asahi pentax optical japan slr 35mm film camera takumar lens reflex body photo equipment camera photography spotmatic spotmatic sl chrome analog camera. Paul provenchers excellent asahi pentax camera and lens page. While no marked basic changes exist between product no. Find great deals on ebay for pentax spotmatic and pentax spotmatic f. Manuals of spotmatic and spotmatic ii at orphan cameras john butkus site manuals at pentax manuals by kim coxon. Pentax is a japanese camera maker, founded in 1919.
Dec 31, 2014 asahi pentax spotmatic with 105mm super takumar 55mm f2 supertakumar the body accepts any m42 lenses, including the east german praktica series and its zeiss glass. User guide for pentax camera, free instruction manual 1. However, i have discovered that you could easily use a 1. Honeywell pentax spotmatic sp500 35mm film m42 screw lens mount slr camera body. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. This original spotmatic was released in 1964 and was produced until 1967. This model was a flashback of sorts to the days of the s3s1 and using a strippeddown version of the flagship camera in this case, the spii to appeal to budgetconscious buyers. I have used this to replace both my asahi pentax spotmatic and honeywell pentax sp. Pentax sp500 35mm slr film camera for sale online ebay. We provide free online pdf manuals for digital and film cameras. Photos of and with the honeywell pentax spotmatic sp. Sadly, since im not a photographer, i dont have a clue what i have. Introduction to the pentax spotmatic sp and sp, video 2. Mark roberts has the pentax spotmatic service manual.
This video shows you how to use the cameras functions. Make offer slr asahi pentax honeywell spotmatic sp ii film. For stop down metering with the k or the sp, which is the m42 version one must use the stop down, manual auto switch on a lens. The pentax spotmatic refers to a family of 35mm singlelens reflex cameras manufactured by. This service manual is prepared for servicing product no. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account.
If you arent completely happy just return the manual for a full refund. Spotmatic iia instructions for using spotmatic f instructions for using spotmatic. Id only add that spotmatics are a great camera to buy, since they can still be repaired. I didnt really need the es2 but it was july 7th, 1977 and i had to do something as 7 was and is my lucky number.
This video introduces the pentax spotmatic sp and sp interchangeablelens slr cameras. Just hold one the asahi honeywell pentax spotmatics. Pentax a auto digibino efina ei espio h il, asahi pentax, honeywell pentax, iqzoom, ist, k, l, m, mini sport. You see both asahi pentax and honeywell pentax cameras on the market, whats the. Schneider everyone knows about the pentax k, but only slightly less wellknown is the spotmatic, with its total lack of automation, cheap and plentiful lenses, and rocksolid construction. The spotmatic was introduced by asahi in 1964 and was the first camera to sell. Asahi optical used the name takumar for their lenses. I used pentax m42 cameras until i could afford a used lx in the late 90s. I was looking on ebay and found an asahi pentax spotmatic, who bought who.
Pentax spotmatic asahi m42 mount 35mm camera body w. Asahi pentax warranty policy 40 honeywell pentax sp 500 this is the pentax sp 500 another proud member of the worldfamous pentax family whose name has become synonymous with design innovations and precision craftsmanship in 35mm singlelensreflex cameras. Without a doubt, cp is producing the most wellwritten and thoughtful articles on photography out there today. Pentax spotmatic f manual film cameras for sale ebay. The pentax sp500, one of the best kept secrets of the film photography world. A front view of the asahi pentax spotmatic sp with a 50mm f1. Oct 12, 2012 this video introduces the pentax spotmatic sp and sp interchangeablelens slr cameras. Alongside this, pentax introduced 2 budget models, the sp500 and sp.
Best regards, cb margaret and i were married in the sf city hall on 7770. The camera was entirely mechanical apart from the light meter, which was powered by a 1. Get the best deals on pentax spotmatic f manual film cameras when you. Sep 04, 2007 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. I think it safe to say that any pentax made after about 1960 will outlast us all, given proper care, cleaning, lubricating, and adjustment. The best source of information is gerjan van oostens book the ultimate asahi pentax screw mount guide 19521977. Jul 21, 2016 domination of the midtolate 1960s sales charts. In 1971, asahi optical corporation released a series of cameras. Noted users of the pentax spotmatic include the american poet and photographer ira cohen. The pentax takumar lenses are a dream to use, and in the words of duane polcou on an old podcast, they have a cinematic quality. Pentax spotmatic sp500 35mm slr simon hawketts photo blog. The sp 500 lost the self timer from the spotmatic and also the top 1 shutter speed although it actually only lost the dial setting the shutter still works at 1. Pentax spotmatic instruction manual, pentax sp user guide.
Finden sie topangebote fur bedienungsanleitung kamera asahi pentax spotmatic. Total production of the spotmatic family was some 4 million cameras. Exell battery mrb400 fits pentax spotmatic, ii, iia, sp500, sp cameras. So other than from that oddness, the sp500 is identical to the spii. If you want some more information, there is a variety of manuals covering different spot versions on my website at. The first was the spotmatic spii, its flagship model and the second was the sp500 which was designated the budget model. Like that early spotmatic your honeywell pentax sp 500 is a computer. New listing asahi pentax spotmatic sp camera with supermulti takumar 1. However, these instructions will also apply to most other bodies within the spotmatic family. Online camera manual library this is the full text. A small switch on the photographers left side of the lens housing was pushed up to stop down the lens and activate the meter. Eric hendrickson, former pentax service manager, does a superb job in servicing almost all pentax film cameras. As influential on slr development as a certain group of four blokes were on rock n roll during the same period.
Introduction to the pentax spotmatic sp and sp, video. The operating manual for the asahi pentax cameras is merely an instruction book for the proper care and operation of the asahi pentax cameras. Pentax discuss mailing list mail list for pentax enthusiasts. When choosing a classic slr, consider the spotmatic. Apr 18, 2017 1971 pentax sp500 aka honeywell pentax sp500 in the us. Asahi pentax spotmatic with 105mm super takumar 55mm f2 supertakumar the body accepts any m42 lenses, including the east german praktica series and its zeiss glass. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Asahi was tight for cash so the 1 speed was never removed, only on the dial, so you can take the camera to 11 if you need to. It is basically the same camera as the spotmatic with one major difference. As of today i can finally take pictures with metering. Ringo starr, drummer for the beatles, used an asahi spotmatic in the movie a hard days night. Pentax k1 mark ii 36mp weather resistant dslr with 3. Find great deals on ebay for pentax sp spotmatic and minolta x700. May 09, 2018 first there were the early mechanical models without a meter and without a battery ap, stypes and k, then after 1964 the manual spotmatics mostly with lightmeter spotmatic, sl, spotmatic ii and iia, sp500, sp, and from 1973 the spotmatic f, electro spotmatic, es, es ii, es ii motor drive last model.
Not available for purchase at that time, it was a model of the advanced features and design would be incorporated into cameras of the future. All sp models used working aperture metering until 1973 when the spotmatic f with full aperture metering was introduced. So, strictly speaking, there isnt a spotmatic sp as such but it has become the norm to call it such because so many people use spotmatic as a general term. The only photo i managed to take of the pentax mx and 40mm f2. The company that would become pentax was founded in 1919 as asahi kogaku kogyo g. Classic camera magazines article on the spotmatic series. First there were the early mechanical models without a meter and without a battery ap, stypes and k, then after 1964 the manual spotmatics mostly with lightmeter spotmatic, sl, spotmatic ii and iia, sp500, sp, and from 1973 the spotmatic f. Slr asahi pentax honeywell spotmatic sp ii film camera vivitar 80200mm estate. Jun 28, 2015 a front view of the asahi pentax spotmatic sp with a 50mm f1. Spotmatic sp 500 info pentax spotmatic, takumar info, manuals and photos spotmatic.
Pentax asahi pentax spotmatic ii original operating manual. Now asahi optical had budget models, the sp500 which only went to 1500 of a second, officially. It was originally an optical company, beginning by making glasses under the aoco brand presumably the acronym of asahi optical company, and made its first aoco v projection lens in 1923. When the camera proved to be unreliable, i got rid of it and replaced it with an asahi pentax spotmatic that used the m42 screw mount and a nikon f that used a bayonet mount. Your asahi pentax spotmatic ii is the finest photographic instru. This asahi pentax spotmatic sp ii slr camera with original takumar 1. It does not, and can not, deal fully with every possible application of the asahi pentax system of photography because those applications are almost limitless. Pentax spotmatic sp 35mm slr film camera imagingpixel. In 1964 asahi optical introduced its first camera with a built in ttl exposure meter. Pentax sp500 pentax m42 screwmount film slrs pentax. Receive a high quality printed and bound manual in days.
Pentax spotmatic sp 500 35mm slr camera with 55mm f2 lens. Jun 27, 2010 i recently inheirted my fathers asahi pentax camera. Schneider a quick hit on the pentax mx, the companys all manual pro slr from 1976 to 1985. We have been in business for over 40 years and have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. Using the text or images on this website without permission on an ebay auction or any other site is a violation of federal law. I opened the case and found an asahi pentax spotmatic camera body, one lens that says takumar 1.
Make offer pentax spotmatic sp 500 35mm slr camera with 55mm f2 lens. Pentax a auto digibino efina ei espio h il, asahi pentax, honeywell pentax, iqzoom, ist. The spotmatic cameras were introduced by asahi optical company in 1964. Cds ttl metering stoppeddown manual matchneedle metering. Asahi pentax spotmatic was one of the biggest successes in the history of camera production, launched at the annual photokina show in 1960, produced from 1964 and ending production in 1976 spotmatic f. Apr 15, 2009 for stop down metering with the k or the sp, which is the m42 version one must use the stop down, manual auto switch on a lens. The spotmatic sp edit the spotmatic was introduced by asahi in 1964 and was the first camera to sell well with throughthelens light metering. Asahi pentax honeywell pentax pentax a auto digibino efina ei espio h il iqzoom ist k l m mini sport. This tutorial is designed to help you repair a pentax es spotmatic body in which the mirror has become stuck in the up position.45 512 975 531 1 1195 656 713 1191 1308 864 1324 512 209 1212 326 1316 169 932 1502 1059 1084 420 531 277 1589 999 1052 288 763 1365 581 135