Feast Your Eyes on This Handsome Brown Leather Pentax Spotmatic

Take a look at how this Pentax Spotmatic looks with brown leather.

The Pentax Spotmatic is a camera that I stupidly gave away a long time ago to help someone else discover their analog passion. And this listing made me want it all over again. I adored the Pentax Spotmatic and the lenses that it can use. This particular Pentax Spotmatic is also quite special. It’s been reworked to have lovely brown leather. The leather contrasts beautifully with the grey/silver colored camera body. And when you sling this around your chest, it will look like a fine piece of jewelry. Of course, you can load it up with T-Max 400 and do lots of serious work with it. The Zeiss 50mm f1.8 lens it comes with will ensure that. Being a vintage camera, it’s manual focus. But I assure you, the viewfinder in these cameras is spectacular.

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This Black Pentax Spotmatic II Is in Almost Mint Condition

Is the Pentax Spotmatic still on your film camera wishlist? You might want to check out our latest vintage find!

The Pentax Spotmatic models remain among the most popular 35mm film SLR cameras today, and are frequently recommended to those just starting out with shooting film. These sturdy and reliable mechanical cameras are affordable and relatively easy to find. Still, it can be challenging to find units in flawless cosmetic and working condition, especially the black models. Enter our latest vintage camera find: a near mint Pentax Spotmatic II in black that comes with a 50mm lens. If you’ve yet to add one to your camera collection and don’t mind splurging a little for a camera and lens in this condition, go ahead and check it out!

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This Pentax Spotmatic Has a Heartwarming Story Behind It

Vintage cameras are witnesses to generations of touching and life-changing events, such as the beautiful story behind this Pentax Spotmatic.

When you’re buying and shooting with vintage cameras, you’re also owning and using something with decades worth of fascinating history. If you’re lucky, you might come across cameras used by famous photographers, limited edition models, and even those used for NASA spaceflights. You’d be even luckier if you have the money to afford them. Or instead, you may simply find one with a really heartwarming personal history, like this Pentax Spotmatic that Brisbane-based Daimon Wright found.

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Vintage Camera Review: Pentax Spotmatic (M42 Screwmount)

Pentax has has a number of great cameras over the years, but if you’re going to get something cheap and reliable, one of the best options has to be the Pentax Spotmatic. The little camera is one of the first options to offer a TTL (through the lens) light meter though otherwise is completely mechanical. With that said, it still truthfully doesn’t need a battery or the light meter to operate–which is a lot light many Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander rangefinders. That means that even if the battery dies, you can still shoot and get perfectly usable photos if you’ve got just a bit of light metering knowledge. The Pentax Spotmatic was designed during a time when folks typically shot photos in full shutter speeds vs 1/3rd options of today. So with that said, you’ll want to pay close attention to the film that you’re loading up and your own intentions when it comes to shooting.

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