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Pentax Espio 135M compact 35mm film camera (serial 4528755)

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The Pentax Espio 135M (aka IQZoom 135M) is one of the later, more sophisticated models in the highly regarded Espio series of 35mm point-and-shoots. This camera features a very sharp and complex zoom lens for its class (38mm-135mm F4.8-F12 lens; 8 elements in 6 groups).

The camera requires a CR123 lithium battery (optional).

Condition notes
The camera was tested with a battery and film installed and all functions are working well (we didn't develop the film). We verified the film plane focus accuracy on an autocollimator. The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos).

Example photos
Here are some photos that other people have taken with this model of camera:
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3357537-pentax-espio-135m/photos

Manual
https://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_p&s/pentax_p&s_iqzoom135m.pdf

Specs

  • Type: 35mm fully automatic lens-shutter camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash.
  • Film: 35mm DX-coded film with 24mmx36mm format.
  • Lens: SMC Pentax power zoom 38mm-135mm F4.8-F12 lens; 8 elements in 6 groups.
  • Focusing System: Phase matching passive five-point autofocus system. Spot focusing / infinity landscape available.
  • Autofocusing Range: 2.6 ft. (0.80m) to infinity (at 38mm); 3.6 ft. (1.08m) to infinity (at 135mm)
  • Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure control with six-segment multi-pattern metering.
  • Metering Range: (1) Shooting in auto mode: EV10 – EV18 (38mm at ISO 400), EV14 – EV20 (135mm at ISO 400); (2) Slow shutter speed and backlight compensation: EV 5 – EV 18 (38mm at ISO 400), EV 6.5 – EV 20 (135mm at ISO 400)
  • Shutter: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter.
  • Shutter Speed: Approx. 1/400 sec. to 2 sec.; 1/2 sec. to 1 min. in bulb mode.
  • Viewfinder: Standard / panorama switchable. Actual-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment (approx. –3.0 m-1 to +1.0 m-1).
  • Viewfinder Area: 83% (at 10 ft.) Indication: Focus and flash status, panorama-format picture area, close distance compensation frame and AF frame.
  • External LCD Indication: Exposure counter, date indication, zoom lever, battery exhaustion warning, flash-on, flash-off, slow shutter, bulb, infinity-landscape, spot AF, self-timer, remote control and red-eye reduction.
  • Film Loading: Automatic film loading with first-frame positioning.
  • Film Winding: Automatic film winding.
  • Film Rewinding: Automatic film rewinding at end roll. Automatic stop upon rewind completion. (Mid-roll rewinding possible.)
  • Film-Speed Setting: Auto film-speed setting with DX-coded film from ISO 25-3200.
  • Self-Timer: 10-second delay electronic self-timer.
  • Flash: Built-in auto zoom flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting and backlighting conditions in auto mode. Flash-on and flash-off modes. Recycling time: Approx. 5 sec. with fresh battery. Effective Range: 1) 2.6 ft. – 25 ft. (0.8m – 7.6m), (38mm at ISO 400); 2) 3.6 ft. – 12 ft. (1.08m – 3.6m), (135mm at ISO 400)
  • Remote Control     Infrared wireless remote control. 3-second delay release provided.
  • Auto Power Cut-Off: Automatic power cut-off after approximately 3 minutes of no operation. In remote control shooting mode, automatic power cut-off after approximately 5minutes of no operation.
  • Power Source: One 3V lithium battery (CR123A type).
  • Dimensions and Weight: 4.5 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 2.0 (D)” (113.5 x 66.0 x 50.0mm); 8.3 oz. (235g) without battery.