The Pentax ME Super was a highly successful 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Pentax of Japan between 1979 and 1984.
The camera was a development of (and one of two replacements for) the Pentax ME. Both feature semi-automatic (aperture priority) operation, and are part of the Pentax M series which included the manual Pentax MX and briefly the semi-automatic, automatic-focus Pentax ME F.
The ME Super added a manual mode to the feature set of the ME. Since the ME Super was a better specified camera than the ME, a lower-specification model was introduced at the same time, as the lower-end replacement for the ME: this was the Pentax MV, a short-lived model quickly replaced by the Pentax MV1.
The ME Super has an electronic focal plane shutter with metal curtains and a vertical movement. Shutter speeds are selected with up and down buttons rather than the conventional wheel. They run from 4 seconds to 1/2000 of a second, with flash synchronisation at 1/125 of a second. The hot-shoe features an additional shoe contact for dedicated Pentax flash units, not seen on the preceding ME.
Fully working and tested, this 1970's classic is in very good cosmetic condition (see photos). Brand-new batteries are provided for the on-board metering. The lens is clear and so is the viewfinder.
Listed below are the full contents:
- Pentax ME Super 35mm Film Camera Body - SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm standard lens with original Asahi Pentax metal lens cap and box - AICO Automatic Extension Tube Set in original box (3 tubes in total) - Original Pentax ME Super Printed Manual and Lens Catalogue - Pentax Me Super Book of Photography - Published by Hamlyn in 1982 - Original Pentax Leather Ever-ready case with original box - 49mm Hoya Skylight 1A and +1, +2, +4 lens filters - Vintage camera neck strap - Brand new batteries in the camera
A wonderful SLR 35mm set for a photography lover. Perfect for a student starting with 35mm film.