Excerpt: The only thing really missing from the ME Super is a DoF preview button. Apart from that, it's my favourite of the smaller Pentaxes. I like the bigger, more solid K series but their viewfinders are considerably smaller and darker.
Pros: Small, light, easy to use, great viewfinder, 1/2000s shutter speed
Cannot go wrong with this as a beginner camera that will grow with you.
15 March 2014
Summary: Just got my first roll of film back and very pleased with the results. I tried to use auto for about half the pictures and used manual settings for the second half and out of a 24 exposure (cheap) roll of film I got 26 pictures back that all turned out as I had wanted.
Summary: I bought the Pentax ME Super with 50mm lens to enjoy the vintage charm of an old film camera. I am an enthusiastic amateur and I have a modern film SLR and a digital SLR. The ME Super is a great package.
Excerpt: I've owned my ME Super since I bought it new in late 1981 - and love it. It came with the 50mm M 1.7 lens (which I still have). The ME Super is a great camera that teaches you to shoot aperture priority since it's Auto mode works off the aperture ring input/setting.
Summary: This is my favorite film SLR. Super compact and easy to use. Works perfectly with all Pentax Manaul lenses, and even old M42 lenses (just remember to stop down on the lens!) The only downsides are the meter-- it only reads in full stops.
Excerpt: I had been using Nikon for a long time, and always loved my trusty Nikkormat FT3. After borrowing a Pentax ME Super with a few M42 and K lenses, I realized this puppy with a Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 on it weighed less than my Nikon body alone.
Pros: Super light and compact, easy to use, shutter priority with EV compensation is super fast.
Cons: No DOF preview with K mount glass, Metering in full stops
Accurate, dependable and excellent quality build. Thank you.
9 May 2013
Summary: This camera body is just about the best I have ever had. Everything works perfectly. I did take it to my local camera repair shop and they could not find anything wrong with it. I have been enjoying taking it on trips to the coast and a few mountain ranges.
Not worth it unless price if very low - not fully manual.
5 December 2012
Summary: It seems like a decent camera, however I was not able to take any pictures because the one I received was not in functional condition - back door latch was broken and the door would not stay closed (seller agreed to refund the purchase price).
Summary: This is a classic Pentax film SLR. As everyone can attest, the viewfinder is massive, bright and easy to focus with. Build quality is very solid and compact. One downside is that it can be difficult to adjust the shutter speed in dim lighting conditions because the viewfinder text is black (an led...