Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-27-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
Site Supporter
ismaelg's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Puerto Rico
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 962
My "new" Spotmatic


Thanks a fellow forum member thru the marketplace I got myself an affordable Spotmatic. While a bit tired, it seems to be working OK. I ordered a screwmount lens so I can't really test it until I get it.
In the meantime, I gave it a good cleanup. It turned out to be in great shape. The seals are a bit worn and there is some obstruction inside the viewfinder that looks like a piece of seal, but I don't dare to disassemble anything. These things have millions of parts. As soon as I get the lens I'll test it and report back.
From the other thread by woof it seems this camera is from around 1965 - 1966.
There were 2 versions of the original Spotmatic. This one is a later version but it have a few features from the first version. Maybe leftover parts were used until depletion.

As I got it:

After a few hours of careful cleanup

The rust in the mount was carefully sanded with automotive polishing pads and should not be a problem.
Advance, shutter, timer and both flash sync ports all work. Only possible issue is battery cover. Still need to get a proper battery.
Overall, I'm happy. Can't wait to test it!


06-28-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
Veteran Member
geauxpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,197
Awesome -- I just shot my first roll through my newly CLA'd new to me Spottie as well. Fun stuff!
06-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,587
Good for you and welcome to the spottie club!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, bit, cleanup, lens, spotmatic, test, thanks, version
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spotmatic battery "database". pickles Pentax Film SLR Discussion 3 07-16-2010 03:39 AM
Sports "Highside Exit" took 1st Place in DPReview "Missed It by THAT much, Part 1" Challenge MRRiley Post Your Photos! 27 02-21-2010 08:26 PM
My "new" Spotmatic and Taks... heliphoto Pentax Film SLR Discussion 47 01-25-2009 06:30 AM
The "freebie" Spotmatic SP Mechan1k Pentax Film SLR Discussion 21 01-10-2009 08:19 PM
"Hunger for a DA*50-135?" or "The DA*50-135 as a bird lens!" or "Iron age birds?" Douglas_of_Sweden Post Your Photos! 4 08-13-2008 06:09 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:44 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]