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07-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm a newbie to this whole film thing. I've been playing lazily (ie in full auto) with a Nikon D200 for a few years and finally picked up a Pentax ME Super.

I think I'm in love.

Though, I have yet to see any of the results of this infatuation. I'll be picking up the negs from my first roll on Wednesday.

I only have two lenses so far:

SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm

SMC Pentax 3.5 135mm( it's in my car and I can't recall the aperture.)

IRL I'm a bookseller so if you have any book-related questions, feel free to pm me.

Lisa

07-13-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, it's nice to see someone arriving (at this forum, and Pentax) via an older film body! I have an ME Super, and it's just such a joy to pick up... only my batteries are apparently dead, so that's all I can do, without a light meter. You'll find a very helpful, knowledgeable bunch around here.

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07-13-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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Well, it's better than being Sleepless in Seattle I suppose.

Welcome aboard Lisa, I'm a book lover.

I'm sure you'll find lots of friends in the film SLR forum on this site.
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Exactly, Damn Brit.

and I'm a London lover.

One of the things I love best about the ME Super, foxglove is how small it is. I have teeniny hands and it's a joy to be able to hold my camera with one hand, if necessary.

Just for the record, it belongs to my hubby, but he's letting me adopt it. He's too busy with his Leicas.

07-13-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by booklady Quote
Exactly, Damn Brit.

and I'm a London lover.

One of the things I love best about the ME Super, foxglove is how small it is. I have teeniny hands and it's a joy to be able to hold my camera with one hand, if necessary.

Just for the record, it belongs to my hubby, but he's letting me adopt it. He's too busy with his Leicas.
There's more to England than London, I'm from Brighton originally.
And please call me Gary by the way, it's in my sig.
Do you specialise in any particular genre? Used or New?
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QuoteOriginally posted by booklady Quote
One of the things I love best about the ME Super, foxglove is how small it is.
Likewise! It's a real shock to go from the K100 (which isn't all that large, really) to the ME Super. Even the trusty K1000 feels small - bricklike, but small - after the K100.

Gotta get me new batteries... there's even an old roll of film in the camera! It may well be total junk now, but what the heck.

Julie
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Oops, sorry, Gary.
My shop's strictly used. Three floors, two cats, one crazy neighborhood.
I still haven't made it to Brighton, but it's on my list.
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QuoteOriginally posted by booklady Quote
My shop's strictly used. Three floors, two cats, one crazy neighborhood.
Now that's my kinda bookstore! I'll definitely try to get to Seattle next time I'm out west.

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I'm very tempted by an ME Super as well. Bought the MZ-M, but I would really like one of the classic metal ones.

Welcome to the forum
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I hear ya, Sune. I love the chrome! In fact, I JUST snagged an FA Limited 43mm with the silver finish. What a beauty!
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Welcome

My wife is the book lover in this family, next time we are down your way I may need to drop my wife off so she can pick up a couple of books, she loves to read while I'm out doing my thing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by booklady Quote
Oops, sorry, Gary.
My shop's strictly used. Three floors, two cats, one crazy neighborhood.
I still haven't made it to Brighton, but it's on my list.
My brother in law lives in Seattle, next time I'm there I'll pay you a visit.
I'm a cat lover as well, got four myself.
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A warm welcome, Lisa. I love 2nd-hand bookshops. Living on an island, we don't have such a thing here, so whenever I go up to Adelaide the first place I head (after the 2nd hand camera shops, that is) are the 2nd hand bookshops. Heaven! I remember once my wife sent me off to town to buy some clothes, as she was sick of patching my old ones. ("But they're so comfy, darling!"). Well, I came home with a carload of books instead. At least she laughed...

I love old film cameras, too. So simple, so quiet, so elegant. Looking forward to seeing some of your pics.
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