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Pentax SP500 /w Super-Takumar 55mm f2 [35mm kit]

Pentax SP500 /w Super-Takumar 55mm f2 [35mm kit]

S/N: 3239972

Regular price €109,00
Regular price Sale price €109,00
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Released in 1971, the Pentax SP500 as a budget model of the Spotmatic II. While being nearly identical to the Spotmatic II it lacks the selftimer, hotshoe and only has speeds up to 1/500s. It technically can still reach 1/1000s though but don't tell anyone 🤫


This SP500 comes with signs of normal wear. All speeds are within tolerance however, one or two of the higher speeds lightly squeak (will not affect the results). We chose not to service this one as the speeds are still within tolerance and want to keep this beautiful kit affordable. Light meter was not tested but cells on these models are usually not responsive or within tolerance (without service) anymore. Priced accordingly. Comes with a beautiful M42 55mm f2 Super-Takumar standard lens. 

Light seals replaced


Released in: 1971

Mount: M42

Type: 35mm


Mechanical Condition: 4
Cosmetic Condition: 4
Optical Condition: 4


Requires: 1.3V mercury PX400 (discontinued)

*while we test our equipment to the highest standards possible, please keep in mind that these items are several decades old. Light meters can't last forever and even though we garantuee a proper function (unless stated otherwise), due to the fragile nature of the meters, we can not cover them under our warranty.

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