The Pentax Spotmatic F body is a sold mechanical film SLR camera with a metal case. Very robust. Basically a K1000 with screw lens mount. The camera has manual exposure modes with shutter speeds from 1sec to 1/1000sec. It takes a battery and has a through the lens meter but I cannot say whether this is working as the battery is flat and I don't have a spare. You can use a handheld meter if it doesn't work. There's a flash sync socket for X and B type flash, a hots show and a tripod mount. The shutter button is threaded to accept a cable release for long exposures with the B-setting and there's a shutter lock and a mechanical delayed self-timer. Good solid camera that's idea for student or traditionalist.