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02-03-2009, 01:24 PM   #16
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The ES (Electro Spotmatic) has two exposure modes, aperture priority and non metered manual. Shutter speeds go from 8 seconds to 1/1000 in auto, but only 1/60-1/1000 are available in manual mode.

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Anyone mind giving a brief description of how the ES differs from other M42 Pentax bodies, etc? I'm interested but I haven't been able to piece together exactly what makes this one (and the ESII) special. Thanks!
This is from the ES manual, pointing out the difference from earlier cameras : The fully automatic electronic shutter operates just like an electronic computer assuring you of perfect exposures everytime. If the exact shutter speed should be 1/459, 1/733 or 1/952 seconds, then that's the shutter speed that will automatically be selected.
There's also an exposure control dial for intentional over-or under-exposures.

Here's a link to the History of Early Pentax cameras that goes into detail.

http://http://www.nanites.co.uk/history%20of%20early%20pentax.htm

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