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07-03-2020, 05:52 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Super Program review - 35MMC

short story on a photographer's rediscovery of film and review of a Super Program camera:

Pentax Super Program Review - By Chris Colten - 35mmc

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I have a Super-A , the same camera but for the name. Really enjoy taking pictures with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
I have a Super-A , the same camera but for the name. Really enjoy taking pictures with it.
And a different color. The Super A is black and the Super Program only came in chrome. I have both but prefer the black...
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My main camera for 20 Years Now sits on top of my computer desk, In Full Retirement

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I have a Super Program in Ex+ condition. I also have the power winder and an AF280T flash to round things out. It is capable kit, but I have never meshed with the numeric display or the fact that there is no AE lock and that one flies blind in aperture-priority mode. That said, where it comes into its own is when doing shutter-priority shooting with the Winder ME II. The Motor Drive A would be even better (3.5 fps), but for price and availability.

Here is mine attached to the Tamron SP 70-210/3.5 (19AH)...




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The Super Program is the best condition camera I own that I never use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
short story on a photographer's rediscovery of film and review of a Super Program camera:

Pentax Super Program Review - By Chris Colten - 35mmc
very nice thanks for posting

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
And a different color. The Super A is black and the Super Program only came in chrome. I have both but prefer the black...
I wasn't aware of that

thanks

I have the Super Program
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I had one for a while, but preferred the MESuper and the KX to it.
Great camera, even worked with the D-series lenses (some vignetting)

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My first Pentax was a used Super-A, sold it and very soon bought another. Best with a Motordrive-A bolted to the bottom. The shutter has a unique 'zip' sound I haven't heard anywhere else.

Sadly the electronics have failed in one of mine. Did work, ran film through it then next time I picked it up nothing - although the finder illumination still works.
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