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Pentax SP500
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2012-06-05 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1971 to (After) 1972.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 850

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Chronology of cameras Pentax 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

SP means Spotmatic. Spotmatic was at the time of its presentation in Photokina of 1960, the first reflex camera with TTL measurement . The SP500 which goes back to 1971 in is a version a little more economic.Maximum speed is 1/500 secondes (from where its name) whereas Spotmatic allowed the 1/1000 secondes. It is also deprived of retarder. It is presented here with a clip which took seat around the eyepiece. Its standard lens is Super-Takumar the 2/55mm (6 elements).

Pentax SP500