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 · Spotmatic Family of Cameras.
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Focusing and composition are quick and easy, and a built-in exposure scale takes the guesswork out of camera settings. Three variants of the Spotmatic SP are common: This will permit a “Time” exposure.
You must get a Wein Air battery asayi replace it. When your subject is in focus, the image in the microprism will be sharp and perfectly clear. The rewind release button will return to normal position as you lead your next film and turn the rapid wind lever.
Media related to Pentax Spotmatic at Wikimedia Commons. Set the shutter speed dial to B bulb position.
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The definition of the picture on the negative film may decrease if exposure and developing time are not proper. I’m going to be bummed if for some reason the light meter doesn’t work Good, clear photos of the battery and ring arrangement, though.
Watch to see that the film rewind knob turns counterclockwise, indicating that the film is moving from cassette to take-up spool. Edited by Robert Burnham member 7 years ago. When the shutter is released, the meter switch will automatically turn off, and the needle will remain fixed off and underneath the center.
Like any car, cameras need periodic trips to the shop to keep ’em in good running order. Edited by Willy Butler member 5 years ago. Do not depress the shutter button Actually i do have a hand held light meter i use for my Argus C-3 so i can use that to take pictures with my Pentax for now. This camera is powered by one 4SR44 6. I tried a battery.
Too bad I couldn’t find sources that would refer me to the AG9 battery earlier. Because the tolerances, quality, and design compatibility of lenses other than Pentax-Takumar lenses are beyond our control, damage caused by use of such lenses will not be covered by this warranty policy. You will feel the tension on the rewind crank lessen as the leader end of the film slips off the take-up spool.
Virtually identical to the SP II, but with an “electric eye” introduced to support the Honeywell line of dedicated flashes. Earlier I asai I spormatic a 7. Just got a Sony battery. We do not guarantee the quality of photographs when brands other than Takumar lenses and Pentax accessories, such as lens extenders, are used.
Use a slow-speed fine grain film. DON’T open the back of the camera, or all exposed frames will be ruined. Spotmatic led me to a couple of dead ends as far as batteries go after the 3 day ordeal of getting the corroded cap off the battery chamber. The camera was one of the first commercially available 35mm SLRs to include through-the-lens metering. With focal length longer than 55mm, the subject image is seen through the viewfinder larger than its asani size.
D I need to study the Sunny 16 rule, etc. Support your camera on a good tripod.
A spare mercury battery for the light meter is in the small pocket located in the inside upper portion of the camera case. I apologize for asking this question again, but I went through this thread and am feeling a little lost between the different types of spotmatics. Also, my SP has the plastic battery well.
Have you tried cleaning the contacts in the battery well? Edited by nrparsons member 5 months ago. Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. Contents 1 Description 1. When a long exposure is desired while using the B setting, attach a shutter release cable with a locking device to the shutter button.
The battery is not rechargeable.