Pentax 17 Dark Silver 35mm Film Camera

SKU: PEN-18928-RIM MANUFACTURER PART: 18928-RIM UPC: 027075310087
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Quick Overview

  • Half-size format
  • Manual camera operation unique to film cameras
  • High-quality body with meticulous attention to every detail
  • Bright optical viewfinder for real-time confirmation of a subject image
  • Seven shooting modes to accommodate different applications

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Product Description

The PENTAX 17 is a half-frame camera, capturing two 17mm x 24mm pictures within in a single 35mm-format (36mm x 24mm) film frame. It produces vertical-format pictures, with similar ratios to those captured by smartphones.

In addition to the distinctive image quality created only by a film camera, the design of the PENTAX 17 incorporates manual operations unique to film photography — a selectable zone-focus system, manual film winding, manual film advance lever, and exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity adjustments, each with their own dials. It has a retro-inspired design, with the top and bottom covers made of a solid but lightweight magnesium alloy to optimize the camera body’s rigidity.

The PENTAX 17 features a newly developed 25mm F3.5 lens (equivalent to a 37mm lens in the 35mm format). The lens is treated with HD (High Definition) coating to optimize clarity and sharpness. The optical viewfinder features an Albada-type bright frame finder and has a close-up visual field compensation frame to help compose close-up images more easily. The camera has seven shooting modes to accommodate different applications and scenarios. It automatically adjusts exposure settings based on lighting data collected by its metering sensor.

It is an ideal model not only for film camera enthusiasts who have enjoyed film photography for years, but also for photographers who are excited about trying film photography for the first time.

MAIN FEATURES:


Half-size format
The PENTAX 17 features the half-size format, in which two 17mm x 24mm pictures are captured within a single 35mm frame (36mm x 24mm). It also employs a manual film advance lever. When holding the
camera in the traditional orientation, the PENTAX 17 captures verticalformat pictures, with similar ratios to images captured by smartphones.

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. Its easy-loading system is designed to prevent filmloading errors.
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.

Newly developed lens combines time-proven optics and the latest lens coating technology
The PENTAX 17 features a newly developed 25mm F3.5 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. The lens is treated with HD (High Definition) coating — a highly acclaimed multi-layer coating — to optimize the clarity and sharpness of the half-frame photos. Using the lens used in the RICOH Auto 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.

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. Set the camera’s focus by selecting 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 centimeters away. The hand strap (included as a standard accessory) lets the user measure subject distance more accurately.

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 the user more easily compose close-up images. It is possible to check the zone marks directly through the viewfinder.

Seven shooting modes to accommodate different applications
The PENTAX 17 automatically adjusts exposure settings based on the lighting data collected by its metering sensor. In addition to the Full Auto mode in which all exposure settings are selected by the camera, it provides six other shooting modes, including: Slow-speed sync, which is highly useful
in twilight photography; and Bulb, which comes in handy for photographing nightscapes and fireworks. The PENTAX 17 also features an independent exposure compensation dial, which allows the user to swiftly shift the exposure level to accommodate different types of subjects or express the user’s creative intentions.

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 filters, which are available for purchase on the market.

Other Features
• A wide selection of ISO film speeds (50, 100, 125, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200)
• Note holder on the back cover, into which the end of the film package can be inserted for an ata-glance confirmation of the film in use
• Three strap lugs to accommodate horizontal and vertical camera suspensions, to best suit the
user’s shooting style
• Compatibility with the optional CS-205 Cable Switch, which comes in handy for extendedexposure photography in the Bulb shooting mode

Pentax PE17 Specs

Key Specs
Film Format
35mm
Frame Format
Half Frame
Focal Length
25mm (35mm Equivalent: 37mm)
Aperture
f/3.5
Self-Timer
No
ISO/ASA Film Speed Options
50 to 3200
Type
Optical
Flash
Built-In
Battery
1x CR2 (Included)
Dimensions
5 x 3.1 x 2" / 127 x 78 x 52 mm
Weight
10.2 oz / 290 g (without Film and Battery)
Item Type
1x Point & Shoot Film Camera
Film Format
35mm
Frame Format
Half Frame
Lens
Focal Length
25mm (35mm Equivalent: 37mm)
Aperture
f/3.5
Focus Type
Manual Focus (6 Zones)
Focus Range
Manual
9.8" to Infinity / 25 cm to Infinity
Optical Design
3 Elements in 3 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/350 to 4 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
Self-Timer
No
ISO/ASA Film Speed Options
50 to 3200
Viewfinder
Type
Optical
Flash
Flash
Built-In
Recycle Time
Approx. 9 Seconds
External Flash Connection
No
General
Battery
1x CR2 (Included)
Cable Release Socket
Yes
PC Terminal
No
Film Winding
Manual
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
5 x 3.1 x 2" / 127 x 78 x 52 mm
Weight
10.2 oz / 290 g (without Film and Battery)
In The Box Pentax 17 Film Camera, CR2 3V Lithium-Ion Battery, O-LC40.5 Lens Cap, O-ST191 Wrist Strap, Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
MFG Part# 18928-RIM
Condition New

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