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. This is a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP 1000 -- the "1000" refers to the upper shutter speed, 1/1000th of a second. The SP 1000 is very similar to the original Spotmatic but lacks a self-timer.
The Spotmatic family uses the M42 thread mount, which means there are a wide variety of vintage lenses that are compatible with this camera. Look for lenses marked for the Praktica/Pentax/Universal mount. The 28mm lens paired with this camera is a wide-angle lens. This camera is mechanical and is not dependent upon the battery except to operate the light meter.
The Spotmatic was a pioneer in through-the-lens (TTL) metering. The camera allows 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 revolutionary when the camera was released.
We photograph every individual camera that we sell. You will receive the camera in the photos. Please inspect photos for best information about cosmetic condition. There is a small amount of period-appropriate wear; please note the mark on the chrome finish near the eyepiece.