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Pentax 17 HF 35mm Compact Film Camera


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  • HD PENTAX HF 25mm f/3.5 Traditional Lens
  • Made in Vietnam
  • Manual Zone Focus with Macro Setting
  • Window Viewfinder with Dual Frame Lines
  • Autoexposure, Program, and Bokeh Modes
  • Built-In Flash, Flash AE Modes
  • Exposure Compensation and ISO Dials
  • Manual Film Advance Lever & Film Rewind
  • Takes 1x CR2 Battery
  • 2.5mm Remote Cable Switch Terminal
  • 40.5mm diameter filter thread


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Pentax 17 HF 35mm Half Frame Silver & Black Compact Film Camera

Product Description:

Discover the PENTAX 17 HF, a sleek blend of analog charm and modern convenience. Designed for enthusiasts captivated by vertical photography, this compact 35mm film camera offers a unique half-frame format, allowing you to capture twice as many images on a single roll of film. Its silver and black design is both stylish and functional, making it a must-have for film photography lovers.

Key Features:

  • Unique Half-Frame Format: The PENTAX 17 HF captures distinctive vertical images, perfect for social media sharing and creative compositions. With this format, you can get up to 72 shots per standard 36-exposure roll, making it economical and fun.
  • Manual Film Winding: Enjoy the classic feel of film photography with the manual film winding mechanism, reminiscent of PENTAX SLR cameras. The satisfying wind-up sound after each shutter release adds to the authentic film experience.
  • Easy-Loading System: Designed to prevent film-loading errors, the PENTAX 17 HF ensures a smooth experience for first-time users. The manual film rewinding operation using the rewind crank enhances the traditional film camera feel.
  • High-Quality Lens: Equipped with a 25mm F3.5 fixed-focal lens (equivalent to 37mm in full-frame format), the PENTAX 17 HF delivers sharp and clear images. The HD coating optimises clarity and reduces flare, making every shot a masterpiece.
  • Classic Design: The camera features a solid yet lightweight magnesium alloy body, ensuring durability without compromising on style. The 40.5mm filter thread allows for a range of filter options, enhancing your creative possibilities.
  • Zone-Focus System: The intuitive zone-focus system is divided into six focus zones, making it easy to capture sharp images from close-ups to long distances. Simply select the appropriate mark on the focusing ring to match your subject distance.
  • Versatile Shooting Modes: The PENTAX 17 HF offers seven shooting modes, including Full Auto, Slow-speed sync for twilight shots, and Bulb mode for nightscapes and fireworks. The camera automatically adjusts exposure settings based on lighting conditions, ensuring perfect shots every time.


  • Type: 35mm Half Frame Film Camera
  • Lens: 25mm F3.5 Fixed-Focal (HD Coated)
  • Focusing System: Zone-focus with six focus zones
  • Exposure Modes: Full Auto, Slow-speed sync, Bulb, and more
  • Body Material: Magnesium Alloy
  • Filter Thread: 40.5mm
  • Weight: Lightweight and portable
  • Colour: Silver & Black


The PENTAX 17 HF 35mm Half Frame Compact Film Camera is a remarkable fusion of classic film photography and modern convenience. Its unique half-frame format, high-quality lens, and versatile shooting modes make it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced photographers. The camera’s stylish design and easy-to-use features provide an enjoyable and authentic film photography experience. Whether you’re capturing everyday moments or exploring creative compositions, the PENTAX 17 HF offers endless possibilities. Embrace the charm of analog photography and make every shot count with the PENTAX 17 HF.


Capture unique vertical shots with the Pentax 17 HF 35mm Half Frame Compact Film Camera. Perfect for enthusiasts seeking classic film charm and modern convenience.

Codes = 027075310087 , S0018926 , 18926 , 027075310063 , 4549212310065 , S0018926B , 4NABZ100+ , R08010 ,

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Model Description

Type Half-frame behind-the-lens shutter 35mm film camera
Frame Size 24×17mm
Compatible Film 35mm film
ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Sensitivity Setting Manual settings to match the film
Film Loading Easy loading
Film Advance Manual winding using wind-up lever (with 130-degree stroke and 35-degree stand-off angle)
Film Rewind Manual rewinding using rewind crank. Mid-roll rewinding possible.


Focal Length 25mm(equivalent to 37mm in 35mm format)
Maximum Aperture F3.5
Lens Configuration 3 elements in 3 groups
Angle of View(Diagonal) 61°
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.13x (at 0.25m)
Filter Diameter φ40.5mm


Type Albada bright-frame viewfinder
Viewfinder Indication Composition frame, Close-distance compositon frame
Zone focusing setting can be confirmed through the viewfinder
Viewfinder Outer Right Blue lamp display:Warning display
Orange lamp display:Flash display


Type Zone-focusing(Manual operation)
Switchover Distance 6 zones(0.25m, 0.5m, 1.2m, 1.7m, 3m, ∞)(0.82ft, 1.7ft, 4ft, 5.6ft, 10ft, ∞)

Exposure Control

Metering Type Partial metering
Metering Range EV2.5 to 16.5 (ISO100)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV(1/3EV steps)
Shooting Mode(Exposure) Full auto(Pan focus program AE, Auto flash), Standard(Program AE, Flash off), Slow-speed shutter(Slow-speed program AE, Flash off), Maximum aperture priority(Maximum aperture priority program AE, Flash off), Bulb(Bulb, Flash off),Daylight sync(Program AE, Flash on), Slow-speed sync(Slow-speed program AE, Flash on)


Type Program AE electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/350 to 4 seconds, Bulb


Built-in Flash Guide Number approx.6 (ISO100・m)
Emission Type Shooting mode interlocking system
Flash Charging Time Approx. 9 seconds
Charging Status Can be checked with the orange lamp at viewfinder outer right.
Charging status: blinking Charging completion status: lighting

Power Source

Battery Type One 3V lithium battery(CR2)
Not compatible with rechargeable CR2 type batteries
Battery Life Approx. 10 cartridges* when using 36 exposure film
(using fresh battery under the condition of 50% flash shots)
* According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing

External Terminal

Cable Switch Terminal Compatible with cable switch CS-205 (optional) (φ2.5mm)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Approx. 127.0mm(W)×78.0mm(H)×52.0mm(D)(excluding protruding parts)
(Approx. 5.0in(W)×3.1in(H)×2.0in(D)(excluding protruding parts))
Weight Approx. 290g(without film and battery)
(Approx. 10.2oz(without film and battery))

Operating Environment

Temperature 0 to 40°C
Humidity 85% or less(the enviroment must be free of condensation)

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