This kit was specially created by FSC employees as a starter kit for someone looking to start out in film photography. This one of a kind kit includes:
- Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5
- Mamiya/Sekor 200mm f/3.5
This kit includes a freshly CLA'd (Cleaned, Lubed, and Adjusted) Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic. This CLA includes:
- Cleaned meter switch
- Cleaned finder and focus
- Cleaned and lubed shutter and film transport
- Calibrated for light meter and shutter speeds
- Installation of a light seal kit
The Pentax Spotmatic refers to a family of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras manufactured by the Asahi Optical Co. Ltd., later known as Pentax Corporation, between 1964 and 1976.
The camera allowed one to focus the lens at maximum aperture with a bright viewfinder image. After focusing, a switch on the side of the lens mount stopped the lens down and switched on the metering which the camera displayed with a needle located on the side of the viewfinder. The use of stop-down light metering was at the time revolutionary, but it limited the capability of the light meter, especially in low light situations. Later models Spotmatic F, Electro Spotmatic, ES, and ESII were capable of open-aperture metering when used with Super-Multi-Coated (S-M-C) Takumar lenses with an aperture coupling prong in the lens mount.
Honeywell was the U.S. importer of the Spotmatic. Cameras officially imported by Honeywell were labeled Honeywell Pentax, instead of Asahi Pentax. The Spotmatic IIa was only available as a Honeywell Pentax; it was sold exclusively in the USA and had an electronic interface for specific Honeywell Strobonar electronic flash units.