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Pentax 17 Half Frame 35mm Film Camera Dark Silver

Product Code: 18926

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  • 35mm Film Camera
  • Half-size format (17 x 24mm)
  • Newly developed fixed-focal lens
  • Seven shooting modes
  • Built in Flash
  • Zone-focus system to switch the in-focus area
  • Automatically adjusts exposure settings based on the lighting
  • Bright optical viewfinder for real-time confirmation of a subject image
  • High-quality body with meticulous attention to every detail

 

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Description

Pentax 17 | 35mm Half Frame | Compact and Lightweight | Fixed Focal Length

The Pentax 17 features the half-size format, in which two 17mm x 24mm pictures are captured in a single 35mm-format frame (36mm x 24mm). It also employs a horizontal film advance mechanism. When positioned in the normal way, it captures vertical-format pictures, identical to the familiar images captured by smartphones, which are commonly used today for picture-taking.

 

Manual camera operation unique to film cameras

The Pentax 17 features a manual film winding mechanism based on those incorporated in Pentax-brand SLR film cameras. The film advance lever lets the user enjoy the film winding action and a wind-up sound after every shutter release. It's easy-loading system is designed to prevent film-loading errors, especially for first-time film camera users. It also features other mechanisms unique to film cameras, such as manual film rewinding operation using the rewind crank; exposure compensation via the exposure compensation dial; and ISO sensitivity setting via the ISO sensitivity dial.

 

Zone-focus system to switch the in-focus area via simple selection of zone marks

From close-ups to long distances, the Pentax 17’s zone-focus system is divided into six focus zones, indicated by marks that signify each zone. All the user has to do to set the camera’s focus is select the mark best suited for the subject distance on the zone focusing ring. In the Macro focus zone, the user can capture a close-up photo from approximately 25 centimetres away. The hand strap (included as a standard accessory) lets the user measure subject distance more accurately.

 

Quick fire points on the all new Pentax 17 Film Camera

  • Half-size format (17 x 24mm)
  • Manual camera operation unique to film cameras
  • Newly developed fixed-focal lens combining time-proven optics and the latest lens coating technology
  • Zone-focus system to switch the in-focus area via simple selection of zone marks
  • Bright optical viewfinder for real-time confirmation of a subject image
  • Seven shooting modes to accommodate different applications
  • High-quality body with meticulous attention to every detail
  • Built in Flash

In The Box:

  • Pentax 17 Half Frame Dark Silver 35mm Film Camera
  • Strap O-ST191
  • Lens Front Cap O-LC40.5
  • Lithium Battery CR2

 

Newly developed fixed-focal lens combining time-proven optics and the latest lens coating technology

The Pentax 17 features a newly developed 25mm F3.5 fixed-focal lens (equivalent to a 37mm lens in the 35mm format). Based on the optics incorporated in the acclaimed Pentax Espio Mini (marketed in 1994), it has been redesigned to fit perfectly in the half-size format. It is also treated with HD (High Definition) coating - a highly acclaimed multi-layer coating - to optimize the clarity and sharpness of halfsize pictures. Using the lens used in the RICOH Au-to Half (a best-selling half-size model first marketed in 1962) as a reference, the angle of view and focal length were selected to make casual, everyday picture-taking simple and flawless.

Bright optical viewfinder for real-time confirmation of a subject image

 

The Pentax 17’s optical viewfinder features an Albada-type bright frame finder. It also comes with a close-up visual field compensation frame to help you more easily compose close-up images. It is possible to check the zone marks directly through the viewfinder.

High-quality body with meticulous attention to every detail

 

The Pentax 17’s body has a classic design, hinting at the traditional look of film cameras. The top and bottom covers are made of a solid but lightweight magnesium alloy to optimize the camera body’s rigidity. The 40.5mm filter mounting thread allows the user to mount a range of the filters, which are available for purchase on the market. With meticulous attention paid to every single detail, the Pentax 17 is designed to be a joy to own.

Specification

Camera Type Half-frame lens-shutter 35mm film camera , with fixed focal length
Frame Size 24 × 17 mm
Compatible Film 35mm film (with J135 patrone)
Film loading Easy loading system
Film transport Manual winding with lever system, 130° winding angle
Rewinding Manual crank winding
Film counter Progressive type with automatic reset (up to 72 shots)
Focal length HD PENTAX 25mm (equivalent to 37 mm in 35 mm format)
Lens construction 3 elements in 3 groups
Angle of view 61° (diagonal)
Maximum magnification 0.128x (at 0.25m)
Filter diameter ø 40,5mm
Maximum magnification (Viewfinder) 0.38x
Viewfinder Indication Composition frame, Close-distance composition frame Zone focusing setting can be confirmed through the viewfinder Right side of viewfinder Blue lamp display: warning system display, Orange lamp display: flash system display
Built-in flash Guide number approx. 6 (ISO 100 m) covers angle of view of 25 mm lens
Flash method Auto flash (during full auto shooting) forced flash (during daytime sync shooting, slow sync shooting)
Flash charging time Approx. 8 seconds
Operating temperature 10 to 40°C
Battery Used 1 x 3 V lithium battery [CR2 or equivalent]

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