PROVIDING FINE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TESTIMONIALS "This vintage camera is in such perfect condition; even more exquisite than description" - CALIFORNIA "Absolutely better than I expected. Like it came out the box brand new" - MINNESOTA "Camera arrived in excellent condition, delivery was fast, well packaged. I would definitely recommend buying from them and will continue to shop here" - NEW YORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We have available a very nice performing, first to market, HONEYWELL PENTAX SPOTMATIC sporting the high quality SUPER-TAKUMAR 55mm f/1.8 coated fast prime M42 Pentax/Praktica screw-mount lens. Introduced in 1964, the SPOTMATIC was one of the first SLR cameras to incorporate on-board Through-The-Lens (TTL) metering. The HONEYWELL PENTAX SPOTMATIC was the same camera as the 1964 Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP. The HONEYWELL Corporation was Asahi's only United States distributor of the SPOTMATIC, hence, the Asahi name was replaced with HONEYWELL on the camera for the US market. This, the first model in the series of SPOTMATIC cameras, had a three year production run ending in 1967. THIS OFFERING INCLUDES:
- The HONEYWELL PENTAX SPOTMATIC Camera Body - The SUPER-TAKUMAR 55mm f/1.8 Lens - 49mm Lens Cap
We have thoroughly inspected, cleaned (in-depth detailing) and tested the SPOTMATIC inside and out and found it to be in excellent physical, mechanical, and electrical/light meter condition for a camera of this vintage. We tested all aspects of camera, lens and flash operation necessary to take quality photographs. You'll find minimal surface wear*. All camera and lens optics are clear. The leatherette camera skin is perfect, the battery compartment is void of any corrosion and the film chamber is spotless. New LIGHT SEALS have been installed. This PENTAX SPOTMATIC is an exceptional example of a well cared for, fully functional, vintage 35mm SLR all manual camera. It would be a great learning tool for school/college students aspiring to be photographers, photo journalists, artists and the like.
Your HONEYWELL PENTAX SPOTMATIC will come to you securely packaged and protected for safe shipment. It will be ready to display, use or gift to the minute you receive it. So, if you've been looking for an example of a quality vintage PENTAX, you just might want to give this one a try. We are confident you will be pleasantly surprised and extremely happy you did. Your questions are always welcomed. Thank you for stopping by!
* Only noticeable wear is a ding on the very top edge of the pentaprism housing (see photo #7). The rest of the cameras surface area is free of any unusual abnormalities.
CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS/FEATURES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CAMERA TYPE: 35mm SLR with built-in TTL metering.
FILM/SIZE: 35mm film. 24mm x 36mm.
LENS: Manual focus Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens with fully automatic diaphragm. 49mm lens/hood filter size. Diaphragm preview lever. Distance scale 18 inches (45cm) to infinity. M42 Pentax/Praktica threaded lens mount. Aperture range f/1.8 to f/16.
SHUTTER/SPEED: Focal plane rubberized silk shutter with single non-rotating dial. Speeds 1 - 1/1000 sec. plus Bulb (B).
VIEWFINDER: Pentaprism finder with microprism Fresnel lens for instant focusing; 0.88x magnification with 50mm lens and approximately life-size with a 55mm lens.
FLASH SYNCH: FP and X-Sync. flash terminals. Electronic synchronization at 1/60 sec.
EXPOSURE METER: Built-in CdS meter measures brightness of ground glass and couples directly to shutter and film speed settings. TTL Center-weighted metering. Battery powered.
Shipping and Handling: At this time, we only ship within the United States. Items will be shipped by the US Postal Service (USPS) only. Depending on the shipping weight and package dimensions, items will ship First Class Mail, Priority Mail or Parcel Select. The Seller will choose the most practical and economical method for shipment. However, the Buyer may request Priority Mail over Parcel Select and First Class Mail. Orders will ship within 48 hours after payment has been approved and cleared. All shipments will include delivery confirmation. Express Mail is available upon request. Within 24 hours of shipment, you will receive notice from us with shipping information and a confirmation number.
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Returns & exchanges
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF THE BUYER TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS POLICIES AS STATED HEREIN. PLEASE READ THE POLICIES FIRST BEFORE PURCHASING TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION. A PURCHASE CONSTITUTES AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT THE BUYER HAS READ, UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES TO THE POLICIES AS STATED HEREIN. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED IN DOING BUSINESS WITH THEVINTAGESHOP5. YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!
ORDER CANCELLATIONS / RETURN / REFUND POLICY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The buyer has 24 hours from the time an order is placed to cancel that order. After 24 hours, the buyer will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. The restocking fee will be calculated off the sell price of the product. NO EXCEPTIONS.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS:
All cameras and related accessories are sold "as is" which means there are no returns accepted or refunds given. Return/Refund consideration will ONLY be given under the following conditions: 1) Items that were clearly damaged during shipment (PROOF OF DAMAGE WILL BE REQUIRED). 2) The wrong item was shipped. 3) The item received did not match the description given in the original listing. THE BUYER HAS 48 HOURS FROM RECEIPT OF THE ORDER FROM THE CARRIER TO INSPECT, TEST AND OPERATE THE PRODUCT TO DETERMINE THAT IT MATCHES THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION IN THE ORIGINAL LISTING. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A REFUND/RETURN OF PRODUCT BE CONSIDERED/AUTHORIZED AFTER THE 48 HOUR PERIOD.
In the event of any of the above conditions, the Buyer must contact the Seller within 48 hours of receipt of product from the carrier. Contact will be in the form of an email or convo clearly stating the reason for the Buyer's request to return the item(s). If a return is warranted, the Buyer will provide insurance on all returns unless waived by the Seller. The Buyer is responsible for the shipping costs of the return including any insurance. The Seller will determine the method of return. No returns will be accepted without an approved Return Authorization Number (RAN) assigned by the Seller and clearly marked on the outside of the return package by the Buyer.
Upon receipt of the return, TheVintageShop5 will perform an inspection of the item(s) and evaluate the condition for which the return was authorized within 48 hours. Upon completion of that inspection, the Seller will notify the Buyer of the results. If the inspection results do not match the reason for the return, no refund will be authorized. If an approved refund is warranted, it will be processed within 24 hours of the inspection result notification. Any sign of product tampering, missing or exchanging of parts or any other sign of fraudulent conduct by the buyer will be reported and no refund will be authorized.
An approved refund may consist of, in full or in part, the original purchase price, the original cost to ship to the Buyer and the shipping cost to return. No insurance charges will be refunded. Please be aware should the inspection results not match the reason for the return, the Buyer may forfeit his/her request for a refund or the Buyer may be assessed a 20% restocking fee.
Any issues regarding the return and refund of an item must first be sorted out by the Buyer and the Seller. If an agreement cannot be reached, the Buyer and/or the Seller can open a resolution case with Etsy for further review and final dispensation.
CONDITION OF PRODUCT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We describe condition as best and as honestly as possible from our vantage point and our expertise in evaluating product condition. Product description of condition can be subjective in nature depending on condition type. For example, what we may view as a minor surface scratch may be a major scratch to another. We will not entertain nor debate these subjective conditions of wear. The buyer will assume the risk of these kinds of subjective wear conditions. Further, used vintage products are not perfect specimens. Therefore, in some cases, certain aspects of camera operation may require minor adjustments. A perfect example of that is a camera's exposure meter which may be in operating condition but requires a zero light adjustment so it gauges accurately. In this case and other like situations, the buyer assumes the responsibility in making these kinds of adjustments.
COMMUNICATIONS/SERVICE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We make every effort to provide fine quality products at a fair price and ship those items on-time. Providing excellent customer service is a prime goal for all of us here at TheVintageShop5. Should you have any questions, concerns, issues or even praise of any kind, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime, day or night. We are here to serve you. Thank you for visiting our store and we hope to do business with you soon.