When was the last spottie made?

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  1. ricksplace

    ricksplace Member

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    I was out shooting this morning with a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic, w 55/1.4 Mamiya Sekor. The camera body has a "Passed" sticker that says 1982. Were spotties still made in 1982? If so, when was the last screw mount spottie made?
     
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    That number on the JCII sticker is definitely not the year your camera was made.
    A later model, the Spotmatic F, is the final model in the line. It was discontinued in
    the mid-1970's, when Pentax introduced the K series cameras with bayonet mount.

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    I think there was a small overlap with the K series and that Spotmatics and some of the other screw equipment were made until either 1976 or 77.