Analogue - Pentax Spotmatic II

Pentax Spotmatic II

Recently I have also dipped my toe back into the analogue world having picked up a Chinon CS in a charity shop. Subsequently I was given a Pentax Spotmatic II and acquired a Leica Mini Zoom, point and shoot film camera. 

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.

All Pentax Spotmatics used the M42 screw-thread lens mount, see more below on the M42 lens, which was developed after World War II by Zeiss and Praktica.

My initial results with the analogue camera have been very interesting. I’ve used Ilford black and white films and a Kodak Colour film. These were bought online from Analogue Wonderland who sell the film, process it and scan the negatives.

I have also picked up a Helios M42-2 Lens fully manual lens which is renown for its swirly bokeh. This fits to my EOS R through a dedicated EOS R to M42 adapter. Recently I acquired a Carl Zeiss Jena 28mm F/2.8 wide angle lens which again fits my EOS R with an adapter.

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