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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Through the viewfinder, you will observe the movement of the meters needle on the right side of the ground glass. The SP to was the replacement model for the SP to You will never use this. pentas

Pentax Spotmatic

Advance the film by alternately turning the rapid wind lever and releasing the shutter until both sprockets have properly engaged the film perforations. Lift the outer ring of the shutter speed dial, turn it around and set the same number as the ASA number of the manuao film to the small red index which appears alongside the figure 1.

The needle moves up and down with the turn of the diaphragm ring. The indicator window blacks out as you trip petnax shutter button. I’m so happy and thought I would preemptively alleviate others of this frustration that I have been dealing with for a while now. Blia 7 years ago.

Pentax Spotmatic instruction manual, user guide

The Spotmatic SP F, launched inincluded several improvements. As I say above, I use aand it works just fine.

So far, so good. I recently aquired my late fathers SP, i finally found a S battery with the plastic collar. Thanks for the tip about the S. If the film is properly loaded, the rewind knob will turn counter-clockwise when you advance the film by turning the rapid wind lever. Do not use the new Super-Takumar 50mm f 1. I have found that the ones with the all metal compartment will almost always require an o-ring to prevent a short with smaller silver oxide batteries. If you hold your pemtax with the right hand–the hand which releases the shutter–it may cause camera movement.


Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F instruction manual, user manual, free PDF manual, camera manual

Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. This stops the diaphragm to the aperture selected and shows you exactly how much depth-of-field will appear in your picture. Should you need additional information about your Honeywell Pentax, address your questions to: For use with all Takumar lenses.

The mercury battery is like a phonograph record. Thank you so much! The option with the rubber o-ring worked for me. When your subject is in focus, the image in the microprism will be sharp and perfectly clear.

Lift the outer ring of the shutter speed dial and rotate it until the ASA number of your film is opposite the red index mark. I’m going to start the adventure of trying to find a replacement battery in the morning. He gave me a Swiss made Renata For use of the X setting on the shutter speed dial, refer to page Don’t throw a used battery into fire Turn the shutter speed dial clock.

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This camera is powered by one 4SR44 6. Spotmatic will give you correctly exposed photographs without the use of external meters or the need for cumbersome, time-consuming calculations! Depth of field If you want to know how great the depth of field is at a certain aperture, look at the depth-of-field guide. Film speed ASA setting dial and window on shutter speed dial. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it?


If it goes up your battery is upside-down. Did your meter work with the previous battery? When the preview lever is in “A” automatic position, and the meter is at “OFF the diaphragm is fully open except for the moment of exposure.

I concluded that the voltage should be the one to blame as originally sensor was designed for 1. Got this camera from a friend and went to a watch-camera repairer for battery replacement too.

But do think about an overhaul — none of the Spotmatics are young anymore, and any SP was made between and That’s a good stopgap, but your camera meter could well be failing on you.

The lightmeter is activated by a lever on the side of the camera, which also stopped down the lens. It worked great and fits the hole perfectly. The battery now needed extra capacity and was changed to the now-defunct PX mercury cell. The counter guy recommended the S instead saying it was essentially the same battery but with the plastic surround.

DMcCoy Posted 6 years ago. Handle by the edges with a dry cloth only. Would that make any sense mabual electrical point of view? Buy a couple as they only last 3 – 6 months.

When the needle rests at the center, you will get correct exposure, If the needle does not come to the center no matter how far you turn the diaphragm ring, change the shutter speed. Complete with filters, slide holders, lens cap and dust cover.

It works, but oentax only go in upside-down.

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