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Pentax S1a - Camera

Pentax S1a - Camera

35mm MF M42 SLR camera released in 1962 and discontinued in 1968. Metal body.

  • Shutter: Vertical Cloth, 1/500-1s, B and T
  • No lightmeter
  • No Self timer
  • Size: 140x92x50mm
  • Weight 600g
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M42 (also known as Pentax Universal) is a screw-type lens mount for SLR cameras. It was originally developed by Carl Zeiss but was adopted by many other manufacturers throughout Europe and Asia. Other notable M42 manufacturers include Praktica, Fujica, Pentax, and Zenit.

M42 is a very simple system with a long flange distance, making adapters simple and common. Many film manufacturers made adapters for mounting M42 lenses to their systems, and they can also be used with modern SLR & mirrorless cameras quite easily. Because it was used by so many companies, there are a huge number of M42 lenses out there, covering every focal length and level of optical quality.

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Pentax S1a - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
25 Jun 2024 E21335 € 199.00 Pentax S1a - Camera Image
19 Apr 2022 E16204 € 119.00 Pentax S1a - Camera Image