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35mm SLR
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Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm SLR Film Camera with Auto Rikenon 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens


Here we have a nice Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm film SLR camera with Auto Rikenon 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens. This camera is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos. The lens is in perfect condition.

The camera is cosmetically scuffed and imperfect and being sold at a discount, but it is mechanically perfect. Everything works as it should. Dials, switches, knobs, and levers actuate with mechanical precision. The mirror box, film compartment, battery compartment, viewfinder, and focusing screen are clean. There may be minor dust here or there commensurate with age.

The shutter works as it should at all speeds, and the light meter is fully functional and accurate.

The lens is in excellent shape. The glass elements are free of damage, scratches, fungus, balsam separation, and haze. The aperture blades are snappy and oil-free and actuate as they should. The focus motion is smooth and precise, and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision.

The fast prime lens is excellent for available light photography, such as shooting street photography. When shot wide open it creates nice subject isolation. Stopped down the lens is incredibly sharp, and renders details very well. A perfect focal length for street shooting, snapshots, portraits, action shots, family photos, and more.

The Spotmatic is a legend in the photographic world. One of the first cameras to offer through the lens exposure metering, it also offers a number of superb features found on many professional spec cameras of the time, including the fast maximum shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second.

This is a camera that is equally at home in the hands of a new film shooter or in the hands of a weathered and experienced photo geek.

Battery not included.

It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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