Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

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Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Specifications


Honeywell Pentax ES II

Type 35mm TTL-metering SLR camera with focal plane electronic shutter for automatic exposure control.
Film and Picture Size 35mm film.  24mm x 36mm
Standard Lenses SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and 55mm SMC Takumar f/1.8 with fully automatic diaphram.  Distance scale: 0.45m (1.5 feet) to infinity.   Filter size: 49mm.  With depth-of-field scale.
Shutters TTL-metering electronic shutter for automatic exposure control + mechanical shutter for manual speed selection.  Horizontal run focal plane shutter.  Electronic shutter speeds:  unlimited variation between 8 and 1/1000 sec.  Mechanical shutter: 1/60 (x), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec.  Shutter button safety lock also serves for Time exposure.
Self-timer Built-in self-timer with interrupt function.  Releases shutter in 5 - 11 sec.
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism finder with Fresnel lens + microprism.  .089x magnification with 50mm lens.  Life-size magnification with 55mm lens.  -1.0 dioptry.  93% viewfinder coverage.  Viewfinder blinds can be closed in automatic shutter mode.  Shutter speed calibration, TTL meter needle and battery check mark in viewfinder screen.
Focusing Turn the distance scale ring until the subject image in the viewfinder comes into sharp focus.  Minimum focus distance: 0.45m (1.5 feet) (With 50/55mm lenses)
Reflex Mirror Instant Return Type
Film Advance Ratchet type rapid wind lever.  10 pre-advance and 160 advance angle.
Film Rewind Rapid rewind crank.  Film rewind button on base of camera body releases film from take-up spool for rewind.
Film Exposure Counter Automatic re-set type.
Cocked Indicator A red disk appears in a a small window alongside the shutter release button when the shutter is cocked, and blacks out when it is released.
Lens Mount 42mm thread (Pentax-mount)
Flash Synchronization FP = X contacts for conventional flash cord connection, X contact on hot shoe for convenient cordless flash connection
Exposure Meter CdS-activated TTL Meter for open-diaphragm and stop-down reading.  Light measurement range: EV1 - 18 with ASA 100 film.  ASA speed scale: 20 - 3200.
Exposure Factor Control Dial 1x for normal exposure.  2x, 4x, 1/2x for intentional over- or under-exposure.
Power Source Four 1.5V silver oxide batteries (e.g. Eveready S76E or Mallory MS 76H).
Film Type Indicator black and white, color daylight, color tungsten, and empty
Dimension with 50mm lens: width 143mm (5.6") x height 98mm (3.9") x thickness 93mm (3.7")
with 55mm lens: width 143mm (5.6") x height 98mm (3.9") x thickness 90mm (3.5")
Weight 930g (1 lb. 14 oz.) with 50mm lens.
879g (1 lb. 12 oz.) with 55mm lens.
678b (1 lb. 6 oz.)  without lens 
Price when New 7186 - camera with 50mm f/1.4 $649
7187 - camera with 55mm f/1.8 $599
7188 - camera body only $490

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Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

The Pentax ES was the world's first 35mm SLR with a fully electronic shutter system. The second generation ES II brings further refinements to this revolutionary system.

For the ES II, the battery compartment was moved to the base of the camera, below the lens mount. A self timer was added. The shutter release lock was incorporated to prevent accidental meter activation or firing of the shutter and for time exposures. A viewfinder blind was added to prevent stray light from affecting automatic meter readings when the camera is used on a tripod, microscope or telescope device for time-exposures where it would be likely that the photographer would not be looking in the viewfinder. As with the ES, the shutter speed selected may be seen in the viewfinder in automatic mode.

You simply focus and shoot. The patented Pentax memory device computes and delivers an infinite number of exposures between 8 and 1/1000 second - automatically. If 1/555 second will give you the right exposure, that's what you'll get.

No needles to match. No time consuming computing of exposures when your subject moves from sunlight to shadow. So fast and easy that even a beginner can take great pictures.

Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4
Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

There are plenty of built-in creative options. For special effects, you can automatically program for under or over-exposure. Or you can override the automation completely by flipping the dial to manual.

Other fine features on the ES II include: Self Timer, FP or X sync PC Terminals; battery check; rapid rewind lever; X sync hot shoe; and special blinds that close off viewfinder during those situations where light entering the viewfinder could adversely affect the meter reading.

Because the automation is built in to the body of this camera, no special lenses are needed. You can use any of the Takumars or screw mount lenses you already own or any of the 24 flare-taming Super-Multi-Coated Takumars available. Extension tubes, microscopes and special macro lenses can also be used automatically.

Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4
SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 The Pentax ES II utilizes the last generation screw-mount Super-Multi-Coated Takumar lenses. In addition to the legendary flare control and color fidelity that has made these lenses so popular, the SMC lenses are designed to allow open aperture metering on the ES, ESII and Spotmatic F. The viewfinder remains bright under all conditions, making focusing easy. In the event that earlier lenses without the open-aperture metering coupling, the ESII provides stop-down metering with the familiar switch near the lens mount. In any case, the meter is activated by partially depressing the shutter release button.
Be assured the Pentax engineers didn't let automation compromise the classic Pentax styling and "feel." All electronic elements are tucked neatly into the camera's baseplate. As a result, the ES II is less than one-quarter inch taller and only six ounces heavier than the Spotmatic F. Honeywell Pentax ES II with SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

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