Day 183: Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II

by John Nelson July. 02, 2010 2777 views

For my hopefully-near-future media & photography room in a new house, I've been collecting older camera and video equipment to use as decor. My mother-in-law found some old cameras [] in her house, and recently, my Dad [] gave me his 1971 Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II to add to that collection. It's beautiful! I'm considering taking it to a camera shop to see if they can get it working again. If not, it will make an excellent focus point in the camera collection.

Thanks Dad! It's a treasure for sure!

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Lucinda 10 years, 6 months ago

Fabulous set!!! Wide angle again, right?

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Andrea 10 years, 6 months ago

Awesome old camera!

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Kaitlyn 10 years, 6 months ago

Great post!!!

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Larry Nelson 10 years, 6 months ago

It should work just fine. The battery is for the internal light metering system, and if it's not working or replaceable, then you could use a separate light meter to determine the shutter speed and aperature settings. I know that probably sounds like cave man stuff, but it's how we used to do it, and it still works!

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