Originally Posted by Nicole McGrade
I just finished responding to your MF query ...
I, too love Spotmatics; one was my first "pro" level camera from about 1970. I now have three, although I use my Minolta manual focus and really don't use the Pentaxs too much.
I do, however, recommend them in this context. Takumar lens are not only widely available, but cheap!
The hard part will be finding one that has a working meter, and then when you do, there are no batteries (this may be the biggest reason mine have fallen in favor of my Minoltas). There are battery substitutes, however, so this issue is not absolute.
And, of course, if you can do without a meter, then there is no problem.