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Pentax Spotmatic Serial Numbers - Specifications
35mm film body with simple battery powered through the lens metering system

Total Serials: 456
Spotmatic
Serial / Avoid Owner Description Location / Price  
2396343HiddenHoneywell, Spotmatic, chrome, decent cosmetics, meter works but is intermittent with shutter speed selector, shutter not opening fully at speeds above 1/500, some corrosion in and around battery compartment cleaned up but left brassing around battery compartment, small ding / scratch on top of prism housing in the usual place (where the accessory show makes contact), moderate scratches and scuffs on bottom, strap lug on right hand side a little loose.eBay
June, 2018
2377358HiddenIn perfect condition compared to its age.Kolkata, India
USD 45.00
May, 2013
2371247HiddenASAHI PENTAX SPOTMATIC SP
BLACK Body
works
clean
ebay
April, 2020
2369954HiddenSilver Asahi Pentax SP from 1968. Purchased used from local original owner.Vancouver, Canada
October, 2012
2367879HiddenVery good condition overall. Very small dent on corner of pentaprism housing, scuffs on bottom cover. Functions very well; shutter speed accurate. Purchased without lens.Denver, CO
USD 8.00
May, 2015
2339448HiddenNoneTexas
February, 2017
2337690HiddenNeeds work, mirror stuckEBay
September, 2019
2332093HiddenLooked unused with ERC. Just revived after 15 years and it seems fine with a new battery.SE London
GBP 25.00
December, 2000
2331200HiddenHoneywell Spotmatic. Arrived in very good condition. A couple flecks of dust on the mirror or viewfinder. Installed a Wein cell battery and tested it against a light meter; close enough for government work. Used a Rikenon 1:1.8 55mm to test the first roll of color negative film. Came out very nicely exposed and sharp. Bought a SMC Takumar 1:1.8 55mm and will run another roll of film through it soon.Roberts Camera via eBay
USD 37.00
March, 2021
2328300HiddenProblems:film door seems to have a little play, however does not have light leakage.

Additional Comments: SP, not bad condition for age, works fine
Lima, Ohio
January, 2010
2327985HiddenGood overall condition. Yet to run a film through it.
Equipped with a Super Multi Coated TAKUMAR 1:1.8/55 lens (Serial No. 5260478)
UK
June, 2011
2313626HiddenBought in box lot with another camera and several lenses. Had a Super-Takumar 50/14 attached, which has a loose filter ring. The only sign of serious usage is on the bottom panel, only scratches and scuffs, no dents. Battery lid is loose but stuck and won't easily open. I will report back on this issue. Mechanically, everything else seems to function as intended. Very clean on the inside.Marion, OH
May, 2015
2301640HiddenHoneywell chrome model. I had to repair the light meter and give the exterior a good cleanup. Works perfectly except the timer.KEH Camera
USD 17.53
June, 2020
1499773HiddenPurchased on Med Cruise on board USS ESSEX in 1968. 50mm 8 element 1.4. Has been a great camera.USS ESSEX, Quonset Point, RI
March, 1968
1481228HiddenHoneywell, Spotmatic, chrome, meter works. small ding on top of prism housing in the usual place where the front of the accessory shoe makes contact, 3/4 inch long scratch on serial number side of top of prism housing, battery compartment cover slightly boogered up by previous coin slippage, shutter not opening (at all) on speeds 1/500 and 1/1000.Shelf queen.eBay
March, 2018
1480789HiddenMy Pentax is in very good shape although the self timer doesn't appear to work. I'm a relitively new collector and only have a basic understanding of these cameras but i hope to learn more as time gos on.New York
September, 2011
1477437HiddenBlack Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic bought in a box lot with six lenses and assorted accessories. Meter may not work, shutter appears to work correctly but hasn't been tested.CA
USD 20.00
August, 2013
1468625Hidden134
SP
Late Series
Chrome Body
W/- Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 Model I S/N 2287294
Coating Lifting on Lens
Brisbane
February, 2013
1467310HiddenMint condition chrome Spotmatic + Super Tak 50mm f1.4 (mashup 7 element version), leather case, strap and caps + all documentation. Probably never seen a roll of film. Until now.Claude, Texas
USD 50.00
May, 2019
1466089HiddenThis was originally purchased in the '60s by my father and I just received it yesterday.

It's in great shape, however I've replaced the battery with a new Weincell MRB400. Still the metering doesn't seem to be working.

On my first roll of film but everything seems to be operating correctly. We'll see once developed!
Las Vegas, NV
December, 2011
1463390HiddenFront Pentax plate ripped off camera. Battery door missing. Needs a cleaning. Shutter and timer work.PF Marketplace
USD 12.50
December, 2018
1462562HiddenBlack Honeywell Spotmatic, dent on top of prism, usual wear/brassing, all functional.

CLA by Eric Hendrickson Nov 2017, completely working.
Ebay
November, 2016
1462549HiddenAll black, Honeywell Pentax version.

Upon purchase : Brass showing on a spot on the Pentax nameplate and around tripod mount. Chrome mostly off of battery cover, which is stuck. Focusing screen dirty. Stuck film advance. storage dust on top.

Shutter curtains appear to be good condition, no evidence of holes. Film advance was easily repaired. Battery cover was eventually became removable. Removed battery, contacts appear okay.
Melodyz Booty, Point Place, OH
USD 12.00
April, 2016
1459936HiddenAs far as I can tell, it's in mint condition. My dad passed away almost 40 years ago and it's been in my uncle's attic in it's case along with all it's lenses and filters. Still has original operating manual and serial number card along with the brushes.Not sure, it was my dad's camera.
July, 1967
1456567Hidden124
SP
Late Series
Chrome Body
W/- Super Takumar 35mm f2 lens Model (I) S/N 1896967
W/- Flash Accessory
W/- Leather Case
Brisbane, Queensland.
October, 2011
1455753HiddenChrome/Black Body - Very good cam, sturdy.Hamilton, On.
April, 1980
1449514HiddenSP Silver with black leather case
Good condition
Perth Australia
February, 2014
1447238Hidden149
Asahi Pentax SP
Late Series
Chrome Body
Brisbane
February, 2013
1438326Hidden120
SP
Late Series
Chrome Body
W/- Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 s/n 2740282
W/- Hotshoe Model (I)
W/- Black Leather Case
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
June, 2011
1434525HiddenSP - Originally a loaner, was gifted to me after I had purchased an SPII. In good shape for its age, still fully functionalVirginia
September, 1977
1434284Hiddenbought as a parts camera, part of a two camera lot.won for 9.99 on ebay. The other camera is actually clean and in good working condition...This one looks bad has a filthy mirror, but the shutter works good and it had a good bottom plate and battery cover so my sp1000 is now complete. Has the old plate from the sp1000 to keep the mechanicals protected in the junk camera drawer.ebay
USD 5.00
January, 2017
1423974HiddenInherited from my Mother in 1996 with a Tamron 35-80 lens. Still working perfectly, just needs a new battery.U.K.
June, 2014
1411824HiddenThis body was offered as a used item whose film transport was totally blocked. After I got it I just removed the base cover readjusted the mirror spring cleaned the battery contacts & lubricated all gears end sliding surfaces with a minor amount of silicon grease applied with a tiny brush, then i closed the body again with those 4 screws and agitated the lever for almost 2 hours like a stupid idiot. Everything works flawlessly again now, also the meter decided to jump back to life, after spending a new 392 type battery. (to be inserted upside down unlike most SLR's)Jerusalem
EUR 3.00
February, 2018
1407385HiddenItem 162
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP
Late Model
Chrome Body
W/- Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens S/N 2144918
Brisbane
April, 2016
1396919HiddenSpotmatic (original version, silver).

Has identification number of former owner scratched onto back plate below film wind lever. Bottom plate taken from a silver Spotmatic F as the original's battery compartment was fused shut. Shutter caps at 1/500 and above. Film advance frequently fails.
eBay
March, 2014
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