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06-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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I got a New-In-the-Box Spotmatic! - battery question

I can't believe it! I found a brand new in the box Spotmatic II! I will cherish it for the rest of my life!

However... It doesn't have a battery...
Can anyone help?
I tried 389 and 390 battery but it doesn't work =(

Let me try to upload some photos...

[UPDATE]
Bad News! The meter is behaving badly!
When I set the ASA to 100 and the shutter to B
The indicator only moved downwards slightly

But when I turn the shutter to other settings,
the indicator rapidly plunged upwards...
And when I change the aperture, the indicator doesn't move at all!


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06-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Here's a couple places to download the manual for your new camera:

http://www.lensinc.net/manuals/SpotmaticII.pdf (one file, but poor b&w copy)
Pentax Spotmatic II instruction manual, user manual, PDF manual, free manuals (two files, part 1 and part 2, but nice color copy)

Looking through the manual on page 16-17 it says the replacement battery is a Mallory PX-400 or RM-400-R. A quick Google search shows a SR936W, PX400S or WCLR41 will work as a replacement due to the fact those batteries are no longer made. But if it was me I'd use a battery with the same voltage, available here Wein MRB400 (RM400) 1.35v Zinc-Air Battery W9901241 B&H Photo. Hope that helps.
06-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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Ha! Didn't I tell you that it comes with original menus?

But Thanks! I ordered one off Henry's.
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394/SW936/AG9 silver cells fit perfectly, give accurate readings and last a long time.
Wein Cells are several times more expensive and die after a very short time.

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06-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Oh Really? Thanks for the reminder. I'll get the AG9 when the RX400 runs out!
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God is that a beautiful camera.
06-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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I would send it for CLA before using it. Who knows what's the state of the lubricants after so many years!
And congratulations, it's a beautiful camera!

06-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #9
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What's CLA? Sorry I'm a noob!
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QuoteOriginally posted by BenYe Quote
What's CLA? Sorry I'm a noob!
Hold you mouse over the underlined word CLA :-)
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ahhh!! hahaha! this is a brilliant feature!
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WELL DONE...a sensational find....how did you come by it?
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06-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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I was looking for some M42 lenses in Downtown Camera in Toronto. And I asked if I can see a Spotmatic, since I always wanted one of those.
However, the once on the shelves are all pretty much beaten up by the users.

He asked me if I want a Spottie, I said: "of course! I'll get one if it's not that beaten up."

Then he went into his office. I thought to myself wow he's for real!

He then showed up with a Spotmatic brand new in the box!

He told me that he bought it from a dying collector friend of his (how sad =() and asked me to take good care of it.
And of course I will!
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What a beauty! Like opening a time capsule. Congratulations!
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That's pretty neat. Take care of it by using it as it was meant to be.
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