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05-27-2009, 08:30 AM   #181
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I will need to pay closer attention to the view finder in my LX when I get home. I recall it being the same as the me super.

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QuoteOriginally posted by artobest Quote
I think it depends on which viewfinder you have on the LX.
All three(MX, ME Super and LX with FA-1) are pretty similar IMHO.

This compo is a different story

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05-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #183
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Hard to See the Difference

Okay
I got out my KX, ME Super, MEF, and Super Program, put 50mm A or M lenses on them all, and compared viewfinders.

Ironically, I like the KX viewfinder best of all for size, coverage, brightness.

I honestly could see little difference between the ME Super and the Super Program, except that the Super Program displays both Aperture and Shutter speed and the ME Super only displays Shutter speed. Even the KX, using the little periscope, displays the aperture.

What am I missing guys? I value your opinions, but somehow I'm missing what's so superior about the ME Super viewfinder.

NOT picking a quarrel; it just bothers me when I don't see what all the smart people see!
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Hmm, when I put Super Program and ME Super side by side, w/ same lens mounted on both, I can clearly see the difference. The viewfinder on ME Super is definitely bigger and brighter.

When I put MX and ME Super side by side, the MX' viewfinder seems to be a tad bit bigger too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lawsonstone Quote
What am I missing guys? I value your opinions, but somehow I'm missing what's so superior about the ME Super viewfinder.

Take out the cameras again, and switch between them rapidly. You should notice the difference. At least I do. Try to compare the ME Super to the Super Program, they should show the most difference according to the technical info.
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Hmm, when I put Super Program and ME Super side by side, w/ same lens mounted on both, I can clearly see the difference. The viewfinder on ME Super is definitely bigger and brighter.

When I put MX and ME Super side by side, the MX' viewfinder seems to be a tad bit bigger too.
All of this adds up according to the numbers, too:

Super Program, 0.82 x [92%]
ME Super, 0.95 x [92%]
MX, 0.97 x [95%]
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here are my films gear that I don't even use, just like buying them (and then take picture of them). The DA35 and kit lens is not part of the film gears but those are all the lenses I have for now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ltdstar Quote
here are my films gear that I don't even use,
Wonderful kit and what a shame u don't use them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Wonderful kit and what a shame u don't use them.
Indeed. Shame on you.
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buying some 35mm gear for display is one thing, but why on earth would one spend money on a medium format kit and not use it?
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When I was selling cameras 20 years ago to put myself through grad school we had a ME-F in the display case. It was a "hangar queen" that I simply could not get anyone interested in buying.

And then the Maxxum 7000 came out.

I think we eventually shipped the ME-F back to Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
buying some 35mm gear for display is one thing, but why on earth would one spend money on a medium format kit and not use it?
beats me, I have two 67s coming...no lens for them yet...

EDIT: I actually ran one roll thru w/ the 645
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The SuperProgram is my favorite Pentax film camera for macro work. The K2 is my favorite film camera with the KX a close second and a Spot F has replaced my venerable K1000. It allows me to use a MacroLume TTL ring flash. Every once in a while I think about selling it and I remind myself I need to sell the EOS 10s, macro lens and ringlite first. I just figured out that my new Sigma pttl ring light will work in ttl mode.




Edit: I have been using white "butcher" paper to take pictures of gear lately. That way I can get consistency from shot to shot. I also have a couple of led light tables an a nice piece of thick white plexiglass that I have used in the past for smaller items.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimby Quote
When I was selling cameras 20 years ago to put myself through grad school we had a ME-F in the display case. It was a "hangar queen" that I simply could not get anyone interested in buying.

And then the Maxxum 7000 came out.

I think we eventually shipped the ME-F back to Pentax.
Pity, that. Though the autofocus was pretty primitive, I believe you still got focus assist without the AF lens. A friend of mine had one in the family for someone who had an eye problem. Canon had a model like that (without the actual autofocusing lens) and it helped a few people keep shooting. Still does, actually.
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