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12-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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Different types of ME SUPER?

I'm wondering if it is as with the k1000, are few different types of this camera, japanese, hong kong and chinese editions.

Should I look for the AOCo on the prism, or is no logo on the prism at all on those camera?

The price seems to be very variable, from 10$ - 150$

12-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #2

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According to references I have read, Asahi Optical Company was dropped in favor of just Pentax in 1980 starting with the LX and ME Super. Unlike the long production of the K1000, the ME Super was only produced from 1980 to 1987 so they may not have thought it was worth transferring production.
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I don't think think there are any 'versions' apart from the all-black and the SE (diagonal split-screen). The soop was only produced from 1980-86, compared to the K1000 from 1976-97.
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The ME cameras were all made in Japan and there is but one version I believe and they all have the AoC logo on the prism. Then there is the ME Super which is attractive because it is an ME with the addition of full manual exposure control. The ME Super doesn't have the AoC logo.

Variants of were intorduced: MV, MV1, MG, but that's another story and you don't want any of these anyway because various features were omitted to cut costs.

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thanks everybody, I can always count on you guys for good answers

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