Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

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dc_tonk Regular Member • Posts: 196
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

Hi all!

I spend more time in the Fuji forums, but a recent dive into the M42 / adapted lens world led me to the purchase of a 1968 Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SLR with a few bits of glass (Super Takumar 35/3.5, 50/1.4, 135/3.5, 2x telephoto extension).

I’m not terribly familiar with this camera and would love to hear if anyone has any experience using/maintaining/repairing this particular body. There are some issues with its optics (black brush-like marks visible through the view finder), and I’m moderately interested in getting it operational - trying to consider squeeze vs juice, and as it will likely not be my primary shooter may try to take on some of the repairs myself (if possible).

Thanks!

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