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In 1985 I got my first SLR camera, a Canon AE1. Since then I have had several cameras, Canon F1 New, Nikons, Minoltas, etc. Always the best Equipment. My pictures did not qualify better than medium, perhaps. After 25 years I became interested i cameras again, and these days auction sites like ebay is the Place to get some gear. The internet is also a great place to learn from others.
It is not the camera quality Pictures depend on, bt the photographer.
The Pentax Spotmatic is one of the greatest photography Learning tool one can get. It is very dependable, easy to adjust settngs, and the shutter is most silent and comfortable.
Film photography is easy to learn, you can use the sunny 16 rule as a starting point. The lightmeter in the Pentax Sptmatic will also help you to adjust settings. A note about battery, the old Mercury btteries are not in sale.
In my Spotmatic I use hearing aid battery of Zink air type Panasonic PR312 (PR41), as this battery will fit nicely. Other hearing batteries are to large and the battery cover will not fit.
The Super Takumar is a very Sharp lens, even if it is an oldtimer. A good camera like the Pentax Spotmatic and a high quality Takumar glass, some Learning, and you will take Professional photographs.
Photography is all about composition and light, this is the key to create stunning images,not the gear. Images are not good because the are snapped With $1000 glass. Of course in the hands of the skilled photographer, any camera will do. Today I take a lot of better photographs than25 years ago, it is all about Learning and not gear.
I am not a review man, but I had to Write some notes about this purchase from ebay.Read full review