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03-04-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Pentax Me Super

Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere.
I couldn`t find it mentioned.
I`ve bought a mint black ME Super as a second body to my old Super.
This camera has a red stripe down the side and a molded film label insert on the right hand edge of the camera rather than in the centre.
Am I to conclude by this that it is a late model ME Super.

I also bought a drive for it.
I`m wondering if there is any evidence that they can damage the camera in any way.
I know some of the Leica motor drives can.
Thanks in anticipation.

03-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Different Me Super?

Hi Michael, Welcome to the Forum.
Sorry to say I have never seen the red-striped version of the Me Super you describe, and I've owned several, including black body versions.
Same for the film label insert, all the ones I've seen have been in the middle of the back.
As for the drive, is it the ME II winder? The one with the vertical grip, shutter button on top and a bottom case for AA batteries?
If so, I would assume it will work with the body you have. It might be safer to hook it up with no film in the body and try a few clicks on "S" (single shot) setting before letting it go on "C" (continuous).
I've had a few of the Me II drives, including two I have now. They all worked fine, no problem at all. But, they are noisy! Clackety, clackety, clack. Best to be cautious where you are before firing it up.
Best of luck,
Ron

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03-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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Hi Ron

Thanks for the reply ...no I`d not seen one with a red stripe either.
I thought someone may know about them here.
I`ve had as winder before and yes they are noisy...I use either GRD or rangefinders for street but want this for distance horse shots.
Horses being my other hobby....I`ll see how they react if I use it close up

Just wondered if the winders did any damage to the cams
Oh ,yes its the ME ll drive.

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Michael
03-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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The MEII winder should be fine, never had any problems with either of mine. Never heard of an ME Super with a go-faster strip. Any chance of some photos?

Thanks, Kris.

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I`ll post some tomorrow Kris ...all I have now is BW ...
I bought from Ffordes and they included a matching strap with red edging ....

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Well thought I might aswell do it now...

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Here`s the back..

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The strap might be some DIY job done by its previous owner. the film door is from a Super Program or Program Plus (or their black A versions). Their film doors are interchangeable.

03-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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Ah...thank you Frank.
So I`ve bought a Frankenstein camera

If it lasts as long as my other ME body I`ll be happy.

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Michael
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