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. The weight balanced out when I put a 200mm on the Pentax, and a 50mm f/2 on the Nikon. This thing will feel weightless around your neck if you're used to cameras and lenses like that.
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. I picked up a mint ME Super with a M F1.7 Prime for around $110, both in original packing.
Pros: Small size, build quality, ease of use, looks, great viewfinder
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: I started my camera journey with a Canon point and shoot, then moved on the my father's EOS 100 with 28-80 and used that for a few years. At the time I was doing a lot of mountaineering and the bulk of the EOS, as well as having to molly coddle it, became wearisome. I saw a ME Super in Jessops shop window with M50 f2.0 and ever ready case, so I picked it up, sold the Canon and never regretted it. Soon picked up and M28 f2.8 as well.
Excerpt: Back in 1976, when the MX and ME came out, I did not even consider the ME. It had to be manual for me. I have an inherent desire for simplicity and control where possible It was the MX I chose. Last year, while buying a lens, it came attached to an ME Super. I really wasn't interested in it, but there it was. It was in near mint condition, so I thought a film test would be informative.
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. The camera lacks some more "pro" features, but that's not what you want from a manual film SLR these days - that's something you have a DSLR for. Still I'm thinking about replacing it with an MX some day.
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)