An early Xmas gift for film users


Link Posted 18/12/2017 - 12:13
I've fallen in love with film recently and have lost count of the number of Pentax 35mm cameras that have passed through my hands.

Some of them seem broken beyond economic repair, so I currently have on my butchers block at home:

1 MX
2 ME super
3 Program Plus

If anybody is after any parts just let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'm always disgusted by how much people want to charge on ebay for these things, so I'm not out to make Money, just to see if I can spread some cheer to any fellow film lovers.


Link Posted 18/12/2017 - 19:32
Hi danofmk, I am after the plastic removable grip for a program A if that is a relevant part. I assume the program plus is the same.
My 15 year old daughter is in love with film also
“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams


Link Posted 18/12/2017 - 21:36
I think I know which part you mean.

Pm me your address and I'll send it to you.

I'd guess it will fit the same, but I don't have (yet) a super a or program a to be sure.


Link Posted 18/12/2017 - 23:58
The hand grip is the same for both cameras.
Had the Super A from new, back in the 80's. Still working fine. The Program A was a later addition to the collection.


Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 08:46
Hi Danofmk. I have just acquired my first MX which is off to Robin in the new year for a full service. Cosmetically it's great apart from a dented base plate. what's the condition like on your butchers block MX?


Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 15:55
Will check when I'm at home and let you know. From memory the base plate is decent. Fingers crossed!


Link Posted 24/12/2017 - 10:43
Would you happen to have the exposure compensation/ film speed selector dial from the ME Super available? That'd be great if so!


Link Posted 28/12/2017 - 11:17
Yes I think I do - I will check shortly and come back to you.


Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 19:05
I was on ebay over xmas, like you do, and impulse bought a spares or repairs "needs batteries" body. It turned up today and there's much more wrong with it than just needing batteries, but the film speed dial was good so I've transferred that over to the otherwise fine body. So thank you for offering to look for me, but I'm sorted now. And I also now too have a donor body if there's anything on it you or anyone else can use?
Last Edited by elfer on 30/12/2017 - 19:06


Link Posted 01/01/2018 - 16:42
That's saved me a job tonight! Thanks for letting me know


Link Posted 04/01/2018 - 10:00
Sorry for the delay Peter
It's dent free but with a few minor scratches

Some fool has ruined 2 of the screw heads though. I've snapped one screwdriver trying to get them off and the new one I bought yesterday isn't doing the job either

I'll keep at it though and let you know when I get there!
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