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 ยท Spotmatic Family of Cameras.

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When operating the self-timer, always depress the self-timer release button 2 to release the shutter.

Pentax Spotmatic

Mounted between your petax body and standard lens, you can obtain the maximum magnification of more than 3 times the life size. Unless spot,atic combinations are rigidly followed, there will be a failure in flash synchronization. Pengax copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. From what i’ve read the SP is supposed to have the bridged circutry. Don’t know about sootmatic SPF but for most cameras and light meters that used size 1.

With its unique behind-the-lens exposure meter of entirely new design, the Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic is now more than just another camera. It’s not a standard type of bridge circuit as it has two opposing coils in the meter but it still works on the principle of zero net needle moving current through the meter when the exposure is correct. Have people that purchased the online had the best results?


Just align with the index the orange-colored figures of the diaphragm and distance scales, and the lens will be in fixed focus from foreground to infinity.

If your subject is not in focus, the microprism will break the image up into many small dots, much like an engravers screen.

Here is my comment from PentaxForums. Most convenient for critical focusing in close-ups, macrophotography, copying works, etc.

The counter guy recommended the S instead saying it was essentially the same battery but with the plastic surround. Use a slow-speed fine grain film. All Honeywell Pentax camera equipment and accessories sold in the United States and Mexico are unconditionally guaranteed against defects of material or workmanship for a period of twelve months from date of purchase.

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.

The result was much more likely the expected. It’s an acid and reacts chemically to dissolve corroded gunge. The light meters in all Spotmatics except the F use a balanced bridge circuit, so minor variations in voltage don’t have any effect on the meter readings. These rings may be used in combination as desired. The calibrations on each side of the distance index correspond to the diaphragm setting and indicate the range of in-focus distance for different lens apertures.

The Spotmatic cameras were introduced by Asahi Optical Company in and marketed through The needle moves up and down with the turn of the diaphragm ring. As long as I remember the plus is now minus I should be okay.


Built-in self-timer releases shutter in seconds. How to check it 1. Have you tried cleaning the contacts in the battery well?

Pentax Spotmatic instruction manual, user guide

Willy Butler Posted 5 years ago. When the index of the shutter speeds turns to red, it indicates that the shutter and film speed settings are off the meters measurability range. I’ll have to figure out the meter’s nuances while adjusting aperature doesn’t seem to matter whether in A or M lens modebut it moves appropriately when the shutter speed is changed.

The power supply is now four modern 1. Got this camera from a friend and went to a watch-camera repairer for battery replacement too. The microprism is the center portion of this diagram. Robert Burnham 7 years ago. The lightmeter is activated by a lever on the side of the camera, which also stopped down the lens.

I would suggest not comparing stop-down metering on the Spotmatic to readings from your dSLRs, particularly if you are using stop-down metering on your Nikon and Canon bodies. For use with all Takumar lenses.

The battery now needed extra capacity and was changed to the now-defunct PX mercury cell. You might need to also use rubber o-ring or aluminum foil spacers to get a good fit. This new portable copying stand fits all models of the Honeywell Pentax and can be used anywhere for copying documents, artwork, photographs, stamps, etc.