Honeywell Pentax H1a

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Honeywell Pentax H1a Specifications


Honeywell Pentax H1a
Type 35mm single-lens reflex
Film and Picture Size 35mm film (20 or 36 exposures).  24mm x 36mm
Standard Lenses 55mm Auto-Takumar f/1.8 with fully semi-automatic diaphram.  Distance scale: 0.45m (1.5 feet) to infinity.   Filter size: 46mm.  With depth-of-field scale.   Equipped with diaphragm preview lever which affords visual check of depth of field.   Distance Scale: 45cm (18") to infinity.
Shutter Focal plane shutter with single non-rotating dial (dial rotates to select shutter speed but remains stationary when exposure is made - this is a reference to earlier cameras that had shutter speed dials that rotated when the exposure was made).  Speeds: T, B, 1-1/500 sec.  Shutter curtains of special rubberized silk.
Finder Pentaprism finder with microprism.   Fresnel lens for instant focusing; 0.88x magnification with 50mm lens, and approximately life-size with 55mm lens.
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 with special shock absorbers for minimum vibration.
Film Advance Ratchet type rapid wind lever (for film advance and shutter cocking).  10 pre-advance and 160 advancing angle.
"Cocked" Indicator A red disk appears in a small window along-side the shutter release button when the shutter is cocked, and blacks out when it is released.
Film Exposure Counter Automatic re-set type.
Lens Mount 42mm threaded lens mount (Pentax-mount)
Flash Synchronization FP & X contacts for conventional flash cord connection.  Electronic synchronization at 1/60 sec.
Film Rewind Rapid rewind crank for speedy film take-up.  Film rewind button on base of camera body releases film from take-up spool for rewind and rotates while film is being rewound.
Loaded Film   Indicator Loaded film reminder dial underneath film rewind knob is marked with ASA speeds

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Honeywell Pentax H1a The Honeywell Pentax H1a shows familiar features later found on the Spotmatic cameras.
The traditional classic design and simple elegance associated with the earlier models of the famous  Pentax have been retained in the Spotmatic despite the incorporation of many highly advanced features, making it easy to use these early cameras with great famiiarity.  Honeywell Pentax H1a
Honeywell Pentax H1a

Meticulously constructed by master craftsmen, the  Pentax cameras remain the standard of excellence and precision in the world of 35mm single-lens-reflex cameras.

Even though the H1a was contemporary with the fine line of Auto-Takumars, Pentax cameras are capable of using the last generation screw-mount Super Takumar and Super-Multi-Coated Takumar lenses. (Lens not included - sold separately, look here) Honeywell Pentax H1a with lens (lens not included)
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