Lovely Sprinty 300 rare 35mm camera working. Easy to use. Great for stage prop or to add to your collection.
Very cute rare camera, a display or collectable. That still works! Lovely condition.
The Regula Sprinty was a long-running series of 35mm cameras made by King KG starting in 1963 and sold through the 1960's and 1970's as part of their Regula range. Sprintys were also sold as Prinz Pilot II, Prinz Pilot E (by Dixons), Kalimar A, and Pacemaker (by Boots). There are several versions of the Sprinty camera, each one usually improving or updating the camera in some way over the previous version, but even then they are all very similar in looks and basic design.
Apart from some early versions of the Sprinty they all have a very similar design with cosmetic changes and some functional improvements over the years a list of things they share in common are: -
Isco-Gottingen Color-Gotar 45mm f/2.8 lens used on all models; simple triplet lens that focuses 1m to infinity
Rectamat shutter system where the apertures and shutter speeds are linked (except in bulb mode on models that have bulb mode)
Black plastic trim around the viewfinder assembly
Projected frame lines in the viewfinder with parallax correction marks
Metal plate around the lens assembly, brass in earlier models, aluminium in later ones
Top section made from Eloxal (ELectrolytic OXidation of ALuminum)
Film advance lever is in the same place on all models
Film counter is on the bottom of the camera, reset when the back is opened