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Pentax Super A

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

GeneV, pentaxforums.com
19 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I own two of these. One has been around a while and one I bought a year or so ago. This is the best consumer-level auto-exposure camera of the manual focus era. The flash modes work as they should, as does the exposure automation. This is the only camera of the 80s that is a pleasure to use with lenses that don't have aperture rings, because it allows the camera to be used in shutter-priority mode and can display the aperture information. Later P models can't do this.
  • Pros: Uses A lenses, TTL flash, bright finder, compact
  • Cons: Prone to stuck mode control, LCD in finder is dim
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Aristophanes, pentaxforums.com
22 July 2010
  • Excerpt: An excellent, small DSLR with Pentax superior engineering and style. The ergonomics are excellent. The shutter is exceptional.
  • Pros: Compact, features
  • Cons: Teeny buttons
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User Review

pentaxforums.com
12 June 2009
  • Excerpt: After having experience with the KX, ME, ME Super, ZX-M, and Super Program, I would agree that, overall, the Super Program is best. It offers better handling, a motor drive, a 1/2000 shutter speed, and many other useful features. The SP's viewfinder display is excellent, and its build quality is quite good.
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bdery, pentaxforums.com
9 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Maybe the nicest MF camera built by Pentax? My experience now covers the P30T, the ME super, and this one. I think the Super program is the necest of them all, it has the ruggedness of the ME Super and the better handling of newer models (especially with the small grip for the right hand fingers).
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

hayden, pentaxforums.com
29 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Just wanted to add that ergonomics are personal and I sold the one I bought on eBay after shooting one roll of film. For me this had the worst ergonomics I have ever seen on a film SLR. I found the lock on the control dial EXTREMELY hard to release and the two tiny buttons next to it nearly as hard to use. The LCD on top reads a display down a dark hole viewed (with great difficulty) through a tiny window and the readout in the viewfinder is not much better.
  • Pros: full-featured
  • Cons: ergonomics
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Alan Clogwyn, pentaxforums.com
17 August 2007
  • Excerpt: I thought long and hard before choosing a Pentax body. I was using an Olympus OM2 Spot/Program as my main camera,but was finding it difficult getting hold of lenses in OM mount, so decided to look around.
  • Pros: Small Size, A compatibilty
  • Cons: Full stop shutter speed incrememnts, small viewfinder.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
8.3
Construction 7
6.7

Pentax Super A

Dag T., foto.no
26 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Hvis man unngår slag mot toppen er det et fint kamera som vil holde lenge.
  • Pros: Robust, hendig og brukervennlig kamera med alle funksjoner unntatt autofokus. Kan bruke alle Pentax-objektiver opp til idag.
  • Cons: Klarer seg ikke uten batterier, og er dessuten følsomt for slag mot prismehuset. Inne i prismehuset ligger elektroniske kretser som ikke finnes lenger. Men en slik skade kan derfor ikke kameraet repareres.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Construction 8
8.3

Pentax Super A

Pål K., foto.no
26 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Et meget godt og robust kamera. Dette er mitt favoritt backup-kamera. Det tar ikke mye plass, det ligger godt i hånden og det tar veleksponerte bilder.
  • Pros: Dette manuelle kameraet fra midten av 80-tallet er kanskje det vakreste kameraet Pentax har produsert. Super A var det første Pentaxkameraet som hadde Programinstilling. Dvs. Super A ble lansert sammen med de første Pentax A-objektivene. I tillegg kan både manuell og lukkertids-/ og blenderprioritert innstilling benyttes. Kameraet har manuelt framtrekk og det er solid. Plast er bare benyttet på knapper og brytere. Kameraet er relativt enkelt utstyrt, og bortsett fra d...
  • Cons: LCD-displayet inne i kameraet er i mørkeste laget, og kan i enkelte tilfeller være vanskelig å se, til tross for at det er belyst. I tillegg er det litt trangt å bestyre noen av knappene på kameraet, og da spesielt om man har på hansker.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Fotosidan.se
13 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Att använda: 4 Hållbarhet: 3 Liten behändig kamera som har det mesta man kan önska sig av en 80-tals kamera. ttl-blixtmätning, nerbländning, ren fin sökare. Billig bra orginaloptik.
  • Pros: Fin sökare, TTL-blixt
  • Cons: Inga nämnvärda
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