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01-27-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Program A

I picked up a Program A today. Can't seam to find a copy of the manual on the Pentax site or anywhere I can download it without buying it.

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Here you go:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/Super_Program.pdf

Super A was the European version of the Super Program.
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BTW, thse looking for manual should start here. This site is great for tons of brands.
User's Guides, Owner's Manuals and Operational Instructions
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Thanks Peter I had found the manuals for the Super program. What's the difference between the Super Program and the Program A models ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by fastoys2nv Quote
Thanks Peter I had found the manuals for the Super program. What's the difference between the Super Program and the Program A models ?
Super Program / Super A has TTL flash metering, a shutter priority mode (with A lenses) and somewhat bigger metering range compared to the Program A.

Check out Bojidar Dimitrov's K-Mount Pages, there's all the technical information you'll want regarding Pentax K-mount bodies, lenses etc.

The best source for Pentax manuals is PENTAX MANUALS, the scans are mostly very good quality and the selection is very comprehensive, the manual for Pentax Program A is also there.
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Also really good scans of many camera manuals at butkus.org

For the Program A/Program Plus:

Pentax Program Plus instruction manual, user manual, free PFD camera manuals
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I actually found a copy of the correct manual for the Program A on-line last night so I now have it. Thanks guys.
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Hi Fastoys

Where did you find a "Program A" specific manual?

I've been using the "Super Program" manual on the assumption that they were the same just US/European models.

The above thread suggests that there is a difference.

Back to being confused again..............

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I have a Program A manual... want it? ( free )
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Fastoys seems to have pulled a take the money and run scam on a couple of people here a few months ago and hasn't been seen since.
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Oh! I did not know, Thanks for the update.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
Fastoys seems to have pulled a take the money and run scam on a couple of people here a few months ago and hasn't been seen since.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fastoys2nv Quote
Thanks Peter I had found the manuals for the Super program. What's the difference between the Super Program and the Program A models ?
The nameplate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The nameplate.
No, no, the Super Program/Super A has TTL-Flash control, the Program hasn't got that. There are a few other monir differneces, just enough for me at that time to sell the Program A off and go for a Super instead. Together with the Motor A, it made a fairly capable camera at a good price.

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Super has faster shutter and flash sync also.

1/2000 over 1/1000

1/125 over 1/100
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben_Edict Quote
No, no, the Super Program/Super A has TTL-Flash control, the Program hasn't got that. There are a few other monir differneces, just enough for me at that time to sell the Program A off and go for a Super instead. Together with the Motor A, it made a fairly capable camera at a good price.

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Right you are. I always seem to get that confused.

The Program A is the Program+ with a faceplate change....?
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