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07-17-2019, 06:18 PM   #3391
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Question, if it takes four LR44s, and since you're not a fan of them, wouldn't a single 6v PX28 fit? That's the battery that the Canon A-series and New F-1 use, as well as the Pentax 67 and Bronica ETR-series. Unfortunately, it isn't as commonplace as it used to be, but it is still widely available online, at least.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Question, if it takes four LR44s, and since you're not a fan of them, wouldn't a single 6v PX28 fit? That's the battery that the Canon A-series and New F-1 use, as well as the Pentax 67 and Bronica ETR-series. Unfortunately, it isn't as commonplace as it used to be, but it is still widely available online, at least.
No...the 4 aren't stacked, they're side by side.

07-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #3393
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Question, if it takes four LR44s, and since you're not a fan of them, wouldn't a single 6v PX28 fit?
QuoteOriginally posted by tonyzoc Quote
No...the 4 aren't stacked, they're side by side.
Yep same setup as the ME-F.

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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
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This is the third 'auto' variation of the last Spotmatic, the first automatic Pentax SLR. Even without the four LR44 batteries, (which fit under the lens mount) manual speeds 1/60 and above are available. The chrome models are rarer than the black I understand. This one is in good condition and working well. I am not a fan of the four button cells it requires, and am happier with the non automatic SP F.
I have an ESII like that too. I bought it for spares and repair and Eric breathed new life into it. I thought it was dead a couple of years back when it started playing up, so I put it to one side. Recently, I loaded it with some new silver oxide batteries and it was fine. I did, however, find there was a half used roll of film in it. I finished the roll, and sent it off to be developed. Much to my horror I found that I had started that roll at the end of 2013! Needless to say, the colours were a bit off...!

I'm now happily using my ES with BW film and my ESII with colour. Happy days...


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I have a K1000 with a 55mm lens on it. Itís simple, no fancy bits Andes what it says on the tin..... Iím still trying to work out why I might need lots of gadgets, lenses and more than one camera? I use a couple of filters and have produced some cracking images.

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My "New" ME

I found an ME on eBay in its original packaging, with its original paperwork. I'm about 92% sure it'd never been fired before. Put some batteries in and the meter works like a champ. Shutter sounds fine. Seals all look great.
Only have the M 50mm 1.7 for now.

I'm excited to get a roll through it.
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08-01-2019, 07:52 AM   #3397
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccbloodworth Quote
I found an ME on eBay in its original packaging, with its original paperwork. I'm about 92% sure it'd never been fired before. Put some batteries in and the meter works like a champ. Shutter sounds fine. Seals all look great.
Only have the M 50mm 1.7 for now.

I'm excited to get a roll through it.
Beautiful condition!

Enjoy,

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08-02-2019, 02:03 AM   #3398
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccbloodworth Quote
I found an ME on eBay in its original packaging, with its original paperwork. I'm about 92% sure it'd never been fired before. Put some batteries in and the meter works like a champ. Shutter sounds fine. Seals all look great.
Only have the M 50mm 1.7 for now.

I'm excited to get a roll through it.
Even if it's never been used, the light seals may have degraded to gunk. I'd check them over before loading a roll. Enjoy.

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ven if it's never been used, the light seals may have degraded to gunk. I'd check them
I checked 'em all out and they appear to be fine. Still springy and solid!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccbloodworth Quote
Seals all look great.
Welcome to the Pentax Forums!

If the seals are good, that is a good indication that the camera has been serviced or that it has been stored in a controlled, oxygen-poor, environment. That is a good thing and does not negate the great condition of the camera or other indications of very-little-use.

Congratulations!


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09-18-2019, 06:03 PM   #3402
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I sure like the K2 DMD. Looks like you have a great copy.
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I took delivery of this Spotmatic F with SMC Takumar 50/1.4 yesterday. It turned out to be in better condition than I anticipated, though it is needs a CLA to address shutter, mirror and other lubrication issues. Amazingly, the battery cap and chamber are pristine. In the background is a genuine soft-snoot everready case that responded well to shoe polish, though it is still pretty worn around the edges. There is a "hippie" strap too.


Pentax K-3, KMZ Helios-44K-4 58/2.0

Cross-posted on "Your latest acquisition" thread.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I took delivery of this Spotmatic F with SMC Takumar 50/1.4 yesterday. It turned out to be in better condition than I anticipated, though it is needs a CLA to address shutter, mirror and other lubrication issues. Amazingly, the battery cap and chamber are pristine. In the background is a genuine soft-snoot everready case that responded well to shoe polish, though it is still pretty worn around the edges. There is a "hippie" strap too.


Pentax K-3, KMZ Helios-44K-4 58/2.0

Cross-posted on "Your latest acquisition" thread.


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My first Pentax kit exactly...with the regular strap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I took delivery of this Spotmatic F with SMC Takumar 50/1.4 yesterday. It turned out to be in better condition than I anticipated, though it is needs a CLA to address shutter, mirror and other lubrication issues. Amazingly, the battery cap and chamber are pristine. In the background is a genuine soft-snoot everready case that responded well to shoe polish, though it is still pretty worn around the edges. There is a "hippie" strap too.


Pentax K-3, KMZ Helios-44K-4 58/2.0

Cross-posted on "Your latest acquisition" thread.


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Very cool kit. I have a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F and SMC Takumar 55/1.8, both of which my friend bought new in 1976. Both are in beautiful condition.
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