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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-17-2018, 10:26 AM  
Little help picking K-mount SLR?
Posted By RKKS08
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I don't know about prices in Georgia, but on German eBay there are presently many offerings of the SMC Pentax-M 2.8/28, but mostly for creazy high prices. But I saw one offer of a ME Super with this lens attached for EUR 59. With a pre-SuperA body you will not need an A type lens.

Problem may be that many of the ME Supers could suffer of the non-cocking issue when transporting film, and the seller may not know about this issue.

This issue is present with all the small form-factor Pentax cameras of this era, starting with the ME and up to the P series (where it is rather seldom, as these cameras are newer). The issue seems to develop more often if the camera was not used for a long time.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-17-2018, 09:34 AM  
Little help picking K-mount SLR?
Posted By RKKS08
Replies: 66
Views: 4,430
About the mechanical 1/125s of the ME Super:
In 1982 the shoulder strap somehow hang on the door when I was leaving the car, and the camera dropped the concrete bottom. There was a dent in the prism housing; no problem with the prism itself, but the electronic circuits were damaged. Repair ment to send the camera to Hamburg for repairs (4 weeks without camera). The 1/125s still worked, and I could wait with the repair for a time I would not urgently need it.

About the push buttons of the ME Super and Super A:
It took me a while to get used to these (the Exa and Exakta cameras I had used for nearly a decade had the usual wheel selector on top). But finally I started to appriciate to change shutter speeds while looking through the viewfinder, much easier than with a selector on the camera's top plate.

And if you liked the Oly OM system: the Pentax M and A series share the size of these. But of course you know this.
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