PENTAX 17 Fixed-Focal length compact film camera

PENTAX 17 Fixed-Focal length compact film camera designed to capture half-size photographs

PENTAX 17 Fixed-Focal length compact film camera designed to capture half-size photographs

  • 【Half-size format】It also employs a horizontal film advance mechanism. When positioned in the normal way, it captures vertical-format pictures
  • 【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
  • 【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
  • 【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
  • 【Bright optical viewfinder for real-time confirmation of a subject image】The PENTAX 17’s optical viewfinder features an Albada-type bright frame finder
  • 【Seven shooting modes to accommodate different applications】The PENTAX 17 automatically adjusts exposure settings based on the lighting data collected by its metering sensor
  • 【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.
  • A wide selection of ISO film speeds (50, 100, 125, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200)
  • Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
  • Compatibility with the optional CS-205 Cable Switch, which comes in handy for extended-exposure photography in the Bulb shooting mode

“The PENTAX 17 was developed using a vast amount of knowhow and technology which RICOH IMAGING/PENTAX had accumulated over the years, with experts and younger engineers working closely together. The camera was designed to allow photographers to express their originality and creativity by leaving some room for manual operation, rather than making it a fully automatic camera. The PENTAX 17 lets photographers fully enjoy the world of film cameras — the origin of photography. It is an ideal model not only for film camera enthusiasts who have enjoyed film photography for years, but also for young photographers who are excited about trying film photography for the first time.”

Weight: 530 Grams
Dimensions: 12.7 x 7.8 x 5.2 centimetres
Brand: Pentax
Model: 18926
Part: 18926
Colour: Dark Silver
Batteries Included: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
Colour: Dark Silver

From the manufacturer


Enjoy manual film winding/rewinding actions

The PENTAX 17 features an easy-loading system to prevent film-loading errors. Just insert the roll of film and pull the film leader to the film end indicator, close the camera’s back cover, and manually keep winding the film until the film counter reaches “0” (zero). After finishing the roll of film, manually rewind it to complete the manual winding/rewinding actions which are only available with film cameras

Note holder to keep track of the film in use

By cutting out the end of the film package and inserting it into the camera’s note holder, you can keep track of the type of film in use with just a quick glance

Indicator lamps to inform camera operation status and provide warnings

The PENTAX 17 provides two indicator lamps to the right of the viewfinder eyepiece. These blink as warnings to prevent operational errors, when you attempt to take pictures with the lens cap on, fail to wind the film to the next frame, or set the focus zone to Tabletop or Macro

Cable switch option, useful in extended-exposure photography

The PENTAX 17 accepts the optional CS-205 Cable Switch, which comes in handy when using a tripod for scenic photography or employing extended exposures in bulb-mode shooting. The cable switch helps you capture sharp, clear photos by minimizing camera shake