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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Edited by nrparsons member 7 years ago.

Pentax Spotmatic instruction manual, user guide

For those of us that have had the meters in their spotties go out, stop-down metering isn’t all that spotmtic fun anyway. That’s what he said he was using.

Views Read View source View history. This camera, together with a revamped line of Spotnatic Multi Coated S-M-C Takumar had the capability of metering without stopping the lens down. If you have an iphone there is a free lightmeter app that you could use too. 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.

Advance the film by alternately turning the rapid wind lever and releasing the shutter until both sprockets have properly engaged the film perforations.


You’ll find this extremely convenient for fast shooting. Leaving the meter switched on will rapidly exhaust the battery. Place the film cassette into the cassette chamber, and push back the rewind knob.

The camera was presented as a prototype at photokinaand was originally designed to use spot metering.

Pentax Spotmatic – – The free camera encyclopedia

Edited by zaphad1 member 7 years ago. A series of different models were made with minor changes and improvements.

Thereafter it performed perfectly, as compared with my “standard” meter and photo results, which are really all that counts. Always keep the meter switched off when not actually taking readings. Primarily for use with Leica lens mount enlargers.

Pentax Spotmatic

As it was going to be my last attempt, i’m overjoyed it worked. Yes, i think one can find the AG9 at the nearest watch repairer for cents I was given a Spotmatic SP and several lenses! It can be damaged by skin acids. In the Spotmatic F joined the line. When taking a series of pictures under the same lighting conditions, it is not necessary to repeat instructions 4 and 5.

Don’t try to measure the short current or to charge the battery, to prevent rapid deterioration. I sent my Spotmatic to pentaxs. Just got a Sony battery.


These rings may be used in combination as desired. If your subject is not in focus, the microprism will break the image up into many small dots, much like an engravers screen. For use with all Takumar lenses.

Don’t touch it with your finger unnecessarily. Edited by nrparsons member 5 months ago. I’ll bet the camera also has light seals that have turned to goo. Don’t know about the SPF but for most cameras and light meters that used size 1. But I’ve got another question, I’ve penrax on other threads about the direction that you put the battery in, possibly affecting the meter. Avoid direct sunlight when loading your film.

As you cock the shutter by turning the rapid wind lever, the “cocked” indicator turns to red showing that the shutter is cocked.

An updated version of the original Spotmatic SP, launched in The preview lever may be moved back to “A” automatic position before or after making your exposure, or, if you are making pictures in bright sunlight, it may be left in manual position, which permits a constant ‘heck of depth-of-field.