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Pentax released this camera as the "budget" version of their more expensive SPII but, in every way except for the labelling on the shutter speed dial, it's the same camera. Although top speed on the dial is 1/500, you can move the dial one more click and have 1/1000. This camera is nice and clean inside and out, with only minor wear marks. Everything I checked appears to be working as it should. Originally used a 1.35 volt mercury PX400 battery but will work with a 1.5 volt silver-oxide battery as well. The metering system, which I did NOT check, was designed to be voltage independent -- smart idea. Comes with the original case.

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I am helping to find new homes for two huge collections of vintage cameras. As a professional photographer myself, I am really enjoying getting to know some of these strange and wonderful pieces. The people who assembled these collections chose pieces in good shape and gently cleaned them with compressed air and a soft cloth. Many might benefit from your detailed attention but I’ve left them as is rather than risk damaging them in any way. While in most cases I will not be running film through them due to the sheer volume of cameras, I will check to see that the shutter fires, parts move if they are supposed to, and things appear to be as they should be. If I find any problems, I’ll list them in the description and suggest that the item be used only for display or repurposing However, due to their vintage nature, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THESE ITEMS ARE SOLD “AS IS” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF WORKING ORDER AND NO RETURNS ACCEPTED UNLESS ITEM RECEIVED IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. Please convo me with any specific questions and I’ll do my best to get you the info.

SHIPPING: OMG, why is it so much???? I don't hide shipping costs in the item price. I want you to know who's getting the money! Canada is higher on postage than the US and the rate jumps severely as weight increases. BUYING MORE THAN ONE ITEM AT A TIME OFTEN SAVES YOU MONEY because I’ve become pretty handy at packing lots of stuff safely into a box. I do my best to keep your shipping costs at a minimum and, as always, once I do the calculations for your finished package, I gladly refund any shipping overpayment greater than $2. I am also happy to work with International buyers who have a CONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESS– please convo me with your shipping address and I’ll give you a shipping cost.

Vintage Pentax Spotmatic SP500 35mm Camera-- Body Only, Tag 943

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