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Latest Review Posted Pentax Winder ME II
You can't go wrong with this winder if you want to pimp your classic Pentax film camera! It fits:


ME-F, ME Super, ME, MG, MV-1, superA, SuperProgram, programA, ProgramPlus, P5, P50 (!!!)


Pentax engineers have created a versatile, yet easy to operate winder. The only thing to check with the camera beforehand is whether the camera batteries are fresh or sufficient, because the winder blocks the battery compartement door. Some cameras have a dust cap over the socket for the winder, unscrew it from the body and screw it into the reserved socket on the winder - excellent idea for not loosing those little caps!


Attaching is 5 seconds: place the camera on top of the winder and attach the winder to the tripod socket by turning a milled wheel on the back. Make sure body and winder are sitting flat.


You can choose between single shots and continuous mode and you can switch between "Auto" and "125x", thus synchronising the winder speed with the camera options (125x for use with flash).


The motor is quite noisy, but if a silent shot is required, you can operate the camera with the winder attached without using the winder! A remote cable is available (but very rare), take of the top button cover and stick&screw it into the socket.


A red LED indicates winding and some kind of status control. Unfortunately, rewinding is still fully manual, the winder does not offer this! It takes four AA batteries or rechargeables, leading us to the only real weakne...



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