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    Default Asahi Pentax SP 500

    Hi,
    seeking advise from seniors who have owned/used this camera before. What kind of lens(modern) now is able to fit into this camera? What mount is it using? The lenses that I currently have are all stained with fungus, so i'm not sure if im able to buy or clean these old lenses. I don't even know if it works in the first place. The cocking mechanism is working, shutter is also working but I'm sure the interior is pretty dirty.Guess I need to make a trip down to specialise shop to have it checked.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by ahkek; 22nd March 2012 at 11:38 PM.

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    Default Re: Asahi Pentax SP 500

    Quote Originally Posted by ahkek View Post
    Hi,
    seeking advise from seniors who have owned/used this camera before. What kind of lens(modern) now is able to fit into this camera? What mount is it using? The lenses that I currently have are all stained with fungus, so i'm not sure if im able to buy or clean these old lenses. I don't even know if it works in the first place. The cocking mechanism is working, shutter is also working but I'm sure the interior is pretty dirty.Guess I need to make a trip down to specialise shop to have it checked.
    Thanks!
    1. Open Google
    2. Enter "Asahi Pentax SP 500"
    3. Click the first link: Pentax Spotmatic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    4. Start reading. Will tell you all you need to know.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Asahi Pentax SP 500

    Pentax Spotmatic SP500 uses M42 screw mount lenses.

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    Default Re: Asahi Pentax SP 500

    send the body down to Camera Workshop or one of the shops that deals with 2nd hand equiptment for a cleaning job

    m42 mount lenses are very affordable on the 2nd hand market

    SP 500 has a die hard following even today ... enjoy your camera
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Asahi Pentax SP 500

    Send the body and lenses for cleaning. Ask fatigue to service and clean for you. His charges are reasonable.
    All the M42 lenses can be used on almost all the modern DSLR bodies with an appropriate adapter. However you can only do manual focussing.

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