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
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.
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
Excerpt: Being born in 1984, this camera is about as old as I am (produced 1980-1986). My first SLR was a DSLR (K-x, now K-5) but I soon wanted to pick up a classic film camera. I did shoot some film in the 90's as a kid (just point and shoot) and now I also owned a couple of old K/M-lenses.
Pros: Small size, build quality, ease of use, looks, great viewfinder
Excerpt: The Pentax ME Super is my first and only film SLR since I've started photography with the K-x. From a dslr user's point of view, the ME Super represents a refreshing change from the digital era.
Pros: Very compact, auto and manual controls, huge viewfinder
Cons: Ergonomics, shutter speed buttons somewhat difficult to operate
Excerpt: My husband was given one of these cameras by his mother about 10 years ago. It was originally hers. I've just started using it and was hoping to talk to people who know what they're doing, and that may have experience working with it. Thanks. : )
Excerpt: Well this is a nice cam! I bought it ridiculously cheap in an auction. It's a bit worn but functional. Only someone managed to slightly bend the hotshoe, so it needs to be bend back or replaced for using flash. Doesn't matter for me though. I like the viewfinder.
Pros: small, durable, nice viewfinder, 1/2000, LEDs are useful when dark
Cons: no DoF preview, buttons can be operated only with an eye on the finder, doesn't have a K-A mount, limited ISO range (not for me really), compensation only in full stops (use ISO ring for more precise setting)