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08-14-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Pentax 1985

Inside front cover spread + 1 column on p.3 in the Feb '85 Modern Photo magazine that has the P645 review.



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This is interesting - I always enjoy seeing these posts, for a sense of how Pentax did their marketing over the decades. Somehow I had always thought of the A series as strictly later than the M series, but I see now the ME Super overlapped production with the A's from 1984-1986 according to the Dmitrov website.

Odd that the A3/A3000 is omitted here. Was that too low in the model line to include for this magazine's readers?
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Actually, there was a 'feature' on that camera in the magazine editorial, something about what they had predicted: a P&S and SLR merger, as evidenced by the new Pentax... So appears it wasn't quite out yet in Feb '85

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The ME Super was very successful, so why not? Once the tooling is paid for older models become more profitable to make and sell.

Based on what is seen in the used market the ME Super probably sold more units than any other M series Pentax.

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