Pentax 17 Compact Film Camera - Dark Silver

PentaxSKU: 0027075310063

Sale price£499.00

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Product Description

Discover the PENTAX 17 Compact Film Camera

Rediscover the Joy of Film Photography

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is thrilled to introduce the PENTAX 17 compact film camera, a perfect blend of classic film photography and modern innovation. This camera is designed to captivate both seasoned film enthusiasts and a new generation of photographers eager to explore the unique charm of film.

Key Features

Half-Size Format

  • Two-in-One: Captures two 17mm x 24mm images on a single 35mm frame, ideal for those who want to maximize each roll of film.
  • Vertical-Format Images: With its horizontal film advance mechanism, it captures images in a vertical format, similar to smartphone photos.

Manual Operation

  • Film Winding & Rewinding: Enjoy the tactile pleasure of manually winding film with the advance lever and rewinding it with the crank.
  • Easy Loading: Designed to prevent film-loading errors, making it user-friendly even for beginners.
  • ISO and Exposure Settings: Manually set ISO sensitivity and adjust exposure with dedicated dials.

Superior Optics

  • Fixed-Focal Lens: Features a newly developed 25mm F3.5 lens (equivalent to 37mm in 35mm format), optimized with HD coating for sharp, clear images.
  • Historical Inspiration: Inspired by the renowned PENTAX Espio Mini and RICOH Auto Half models, ensuring top-notch optical performance.

Zone-Focus System

  • Six Focus Zones: Effortlessly adjust focus by selecting from six zone marks, including a Macro mode for close-ups as close as 25 centimeters.
  • Precision Measurement: Use the included hand strap to measure subject distance accurately.

Optical Viewfinder

  • Bright Frame Finder: The Albada-type viewfinder allows real-time composition with a compensation frame for close-up shots.
  • Zone Marks: Viewfinder displays zone marks for quick focus confirmation.

Multiple Shooting Modes

  • Seven Modes: Choose from Full Auto, Slow-Speed Sync, Bulb, and more to suit various shooting conditions and creative intents.
  • Exposure Compensation: Easily adjust exposure with an independent dial for perfect lighting.

High-Quality Construction

  • Durable Design: Crafted with a magnesium alloy body for durability and a classic film camera aesthetic.
  • Accessory Compatibility: Features a 40.5mm filter thread and supports the optional CS-205 Cable Switch for extended exposures.

Additional Features

  • ISO Range: Compatible with film speeds from ISO 50 to 3200.
  • Note Holder: Conveniently track the film type in use with a holder on the back cover.
  • Versatile Strap Lugs: Three lugs allow for horizontal or vertical suspension to suit your style.
  • Built-in Flash: The guide number 6 flash covers a range of 0.24 to 2.2 meters at ISO 100, with a quick 8-second recharge time.

Product Specifications

Dimensions and Weight

  • Size: 137 x 195 x 104 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 535 g


  • Type: HD PENTAX 25mm (equivalent to 37mm in 35mm format)
  • Construction: 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Angle of View: 61° (diagonal)

Shutter and Exposure

  • Shutter Speed: 1/350 sec to 4 sec
  • Exposure Modes: Full auto, aperture priority, bulb, and more
  • Metering: Partial metering with a range of EV1.5 to 16.5 (ISO 100)

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Article Codes

  • Art. No. 18926: PENTAX 17 DARK SILVER Body KIT
  • Accessories: Strap O-ST191, Lens Front Cap O-LC40.5, Lithium Battery CR2
  • Optional: Cable Switch CS-205

The PENTAX 17 is more than a camera; it's an invitation to explore the art of film photography with a modern twist. Embrace the nostalgia and craftsmanship of film with the cutting-edge features that make the PENTAX 17 a must-have for any photography enthusiast.

For more details and to follow the PENTAX Film Camera Project, visit: PENTAX Film Camera Project.

Rediscover the magic of film with the PENTAX 17 – because it’s time for film.

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