Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP
Pentax Spotmatic SP

Pentax Spotmatic SP

Regular price
$165.00
Sale price
$165.00

The Spotmatic SP was introduced by Asahi in 1964 and was the first camera to sell well with Through-the-Lens light metering. The camera was entirely mechanical apart from the light meter. A small switch on the (photographer's) left side of the lens housing was pushed up to stop down the lens and activate the meter; the exposure controls would then be adjusted to centre a needle on the right edge of the viewfinder. The body accepts lenses with a 42mm Pentax/Praktica screw thread, giving a huge range of alternatives. The system became the workhorse of many professionals of the period. 

This guy features a 50mm 1:1.7 Phenix lens which is in excellent conditon. Included is a lens filter.

Overall condition - Used but great condition for a camera of this age

Example photos can be found here - https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3357109-asahi-pentax-spotmatic-sp/photos

This camera has been mechanically tested and is in full working condition

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 14 days of delivery if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.