Pentax Spotamatic F

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OP Kalimetric Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Pentax Spotamatic F

If you are new to 35mm film and looking for a cheap camera, take a look at the Pentax MZ series. Very capable cameras with screwdriver autofocus, can work with modern-ish lenses, even those without aperture rings. The DA 35mm/2.4 and DA50mm/1.8 work perfectly with film, and you can use them on digital as well. If you want a zoom, I recommend the Tamron 28-75mm/F2.8. MZ cameras often come with battery grips for AA batteries.

There is an Achilles heel though – a plastic cog in the mirror control mechanism that can easily break. However, those cameras are very cheap and finding a new one is not a problem.

Okay, I'll take a look into this.  Shame about the plastic cog, though.  However, you're right about them being cheap - current bid on the auction site I use is 2 francs.

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