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35mm cameras

Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm SLR film camera with 55mm f2 lens

Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm SLR film camera with Super Takumar 55mm f2 lens 

All cameras come with 6 months warranty.

This kit includes:

  • Pentax Spotmatic SLR film camera body
  • Super Takumar 55mm f2 lens


The Spotmatic SP500 is a fully mechanical camera. This means it does not require batteries to operate the shutter.

It uses M42 screw mount lenses.

The Spotmatic was one of our first film cameras. A true full-mechanical SLR. We love the Spotmatics for how simple and reliable they are and how repairable they are when damaged. They are a great system for beginners, as good M42 lenses are easy to find and quite affordable.


Due to the age of this camera and the nature of old light meters we can’t guarantee that the light meter still works. This isn’t an issue as the camera will function perfectly without batteries. To meter a scene before taking a picture we recommend using an external light-meter or a light-meter app on your phone. Alternatively you can use the foolproof sunny-16 rule.



  • First release year: 1964
  • Lens Mount: M42 screw mount
  • Power: NA
  • Modes: full manual

Want to try before you buy? All cameras available online are also available in store for you to have a feel.