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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This prevents loosening or warping of the film. Sure, film such as Portra shouldn’t suffer from underexposure, but I came to like the film overexposed during exposure and pulled when scanning. Because of the considerable depth of field of wide-angle lenses, you can use them as fixed focus lens-if the diaphragm and distance scales are set properly.

Thanks for all the info here! The diaphragm will reopen to its full aperture and the overall image will look brighter. Turn the distance scale ring until your subject image is clearly in focus.

Warning Signal The index of shutter speeds turns to red when the shutter and film speed settings are off the meters measurability range.


Cock the rapid wind lover until it stops. Too bad I couldn’t find sources that would refer me to the AG9 battery earlier. A series of different lentax were made with minor changes and improvements.

Never believe everything you read on the internet. This indicates that the final picture has been taken on your film, and that the film must be rewound. If spltmatic do your own developing and spotamtic, see that your enlarger uses a fine quality enlarger lens. Clean them with isopropyl alcohol before using them, make sure the contacts are pressing firmly against the batteries, and don’t handle the contact areas of your batteries with your fingers. From what i’ve read the SP is supposed to have the bridged circutry.

Insert the creased portion into slot of the take-up spool.

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

I was given a Spotmatic SP and several lenses! We do not guarantee the quality of photographs when brands other than Takumar lenses and Pentax accessories, such as lens extenders, are used. Among some improvements were better metering system Max ASA was increased to and film transport. Bright field focusing 1. asxhi

The is mqnual readily available at walgreens. Cometmn61, turn the battery upside down. I apologize for asking this question again, but I went through this thread and am feeling a little lost between the different types of spotmatics.


But do think about an overhaul — none of the Spotmatics are young anymore, and any SP was made between and Do not depress the shutter button Steve, thanks for the link to the SP F service manual. This camera is powered by one 4SR44 6.

Pentax Spotmatic

The battery now needed extra capacity and was changed to the now-defunct PX mercury cell. Resolving power of a lens shown by LPM lines per mm varies depending upon the method of resolution test.

Telnyashka 7 years ago. My Spotty is the original Asashi Pentax variety. Depress the film rewind release button. Yep, is the right one!!! The shutter speed may be set either before or after cocking the manuxl wind lever. The change took place too close to production to change aswhi name, and so Spotmatic stuck.

You can focus your subject on any portion of the ground glass. This page has been accessed 30, times.