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Pentax ME Super Ramblings by Henry Taber

Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera Package

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The Pentax ME Super is an electronic 35mm SLR.

Found my Dad's old Pentax ME Super camera in great shape, but the shutter and the rapid wind button seem to be stuck. Inside the camera, the inside mirror stays up and makes things dark looking through the viewfinder. Are these potential deadly problems?? Don't remember him having any problems with it. Help. Scratching my head!

Thankfully, our fears were unwarranted; the camera is definitely functioning! My parents were excited to discover their old Pentax ME Super works! So, now for less personal anecdotes and more review material…

The Pentax ME Super is an electronic 35mm SLR.

Review Date: April 11, 2013 I can recommend the Pentax ME Super: Yes | Price: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Pentax ME Super - Technical Information

The Pentax ME Super is pretty easy to operate. It is definitely a sturdy feeling camera and I suppose my only complaint is that at times it can be cumbersome to carry around thanks to its size and weight. But this is coming from someone who is used to carrying around plastic cameras which are much more portable in comparison. And maybe sometime soon I can convince my parents to take a break from the digital grind to give their old Pentax a much needed revisit. If you ever find yourself with an opportunity to acquire the ME Super, then go for it! Maybe a relative of yours has one collecting dust too… It’s a beautiful camera and I hope you would enjoy it as much as I do!

Then last year I got into Lomography. I wondered about that camera that my parents had stashed away, a Pentax ME Super, and I finally convinced them to find it one day. Again, my father seemed to recall it being unreliable, but my mother piped in to say that it did function well, but they were just leaving film in it too long or something. I played with it a bit while it was unloaded, but I felt somewhat intimidated. How do you open the back door? What were all these knobs? How does this light meter work? F-stops?