Pentax Spotmatic SP II
Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-07-08
Made by the Asahi Optical Co. Ltd, later known as Pentax Corporation.
-All mechanical shutter:
1/1000s to 1s and Bulb
-Flash sync (1/60 sec)
-Through the lens exposure metering system
The Spotmatic SP II added the following features to the Spotmatic SP
- Switch for hot shoe (FP and X)
- Roller on film door for better tracking of film
- Improved shutter
- Modified self timer
- Modified meter and switch (greater EV range)
- Increased ASA range
- Shape of top cover
- Brighter view finder
Great viewfinder, it's big and bright.
Like a rock and every thinga have a really nice feel to it.
Uses M42 screw mount.
You can find hole range of old nice lenses for this.
One of the best m42 cameras you can find!
Great viewfinder, solid as a rock and it just feels great to use.
Not too heavy also.
Light meter works good with today's batteries but have found these old light meters to be a bit unreliable in low light situations.
This is better then the older SP but still not as good as newer cameras (80s and newer)
All mechanical shutter
Light meter don't work well in low light
Related post how you can get the mirror to lock on this camera: HERE
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