Pentax Honeywell SP 500 35mm SLR Film Camera with Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/2 Fast Prime Lens
tHere we have a nice Pentax Honeywell SP 500 35mm film SLR camera with Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/2 fast prime lens. This camera is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
The camera is cosmetically in excellent condition. 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 great mechanical 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. The Manual/Auto switch works as it should. And the aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision.
The fast prime lens is excellent for available light photography, such as shooting outdoor portraits, street photography, or night time adventures. When shot wide open it creates exceptional bokeh and provides gorgeous subject isolation. Stopped down the lens is incredibly sharp, and renders details to an astounding degree. A perfect focal length for standard shooting, snapshots, action shots, portraits, family photos, travel, architectural shots, and more, the 55mm lens is essentially the perfect do-it-all piece of glass.
The SP 500 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.