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11-05-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Pentax ME and ME Super Light Meter

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Does anyone knows if light meters in Pentax ME and ME Super are same?
Light meter on ME Super is gone, now I am interested can I take parts from ME?

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11-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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I suspect not - the cameras have different shutter speed "spreads" IIRC (Super goes up to 1/2000 but only as slow as 4 sec; ME tops at 1/1000 but will do an 8 second exposure). The sensor itself MIGHT be the same, but the electronics behind it are very definitely not.
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My understanding is that the sensors themselves were gallium photo diodes (GPD) for both models, but is possible that the rest of the circuitry was modified in the ME-Super to allow 1/2000 sec. shutter speed and the ability to change shutter speeds manually which was lacking in the ME.
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Thank you pathdoc and j0n4hpk!

I found and checked electronic scheme in these two cameras. Unfortunately they are different and I do not believe there is any chance to use my ME to fix ME Super,

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Man, all things considered that is remarkably and refreshingly simple for a camera electronics diagram!
11-07-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
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It is simple scheme, but it is hard to find someone who till repair it.

Light meter in ME Super shows wrong value. I noticed that values I get with its lightmeter are not correct. Like clouded day, low light, 100 ASA film, f/8 and light meter say I need 1/500 or 1/1000 sec... Then I used my Seconic light meter to compare it and it said 1/30 sec.

It was my fathers camera and my first Pentax camera so I want to repair it and shoot few more great photos with it.
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Sounds like you need to send it to Eric Hendrickson (pentaxs.com) for repair. He's "Mr Pentax Repair"!!

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Thank you for the link!

Is he here on the forum?
11-13-2016, 08:14 AM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by MESuper-LX Quote
Thank you for the link!

Is he here on the forum?
Here is his website:

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11-14-2016, 02:27 PM   #10
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