Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm SLR Film Camera with Takumar SMC 55mm F/1.8 Fast Prime Lens, Case, Uv Filter and Accessory Shoe Attachment
Here we have a nice Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm film SLR camera with a Takumar 55mm F/1.8 fast prime lens. This camera includes a protective case, UV filter and accessory shoe attachment.
The camera is good condition cosmetically, but being sold at a discount due to mechanical imperfection. The light meter is nonfunctional, meaning all automated shooting modes are also not working. However, the manual shooting mode works perfectly. 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.
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.