New Year Pentax Nostalgia Trip


Link Posted 08/01/2019 - 16:48
Having a tidy up of my office and came across my old Pentax ME Super sales brochure. Here it is scanned for your entertainment.


Link Posted 08/01/2019 - 17:07
How long since you last tidied up?!!!

Kim C

Link Posted 08/01/2019 - 17:17
That's one of the few I haven't got on the website.


Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 08:37
RobL wrote:
How long since you last tidied up?!!!

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Kim C wrote:
That's one of the few I haven't got on the website.

You are welcome to download these or PM me and I'm sure we can find a way to get the full res images to you, if you'd like.
Quite a resource you've built on the website Kim.

I love the "Fast-action" two frames per second film winder and the assertion "Auto or M mistakes are virtually a thing of the past" I still found plenty of ways to cock things up
Last Edited by Nigelk on 09/01/2019 - 08:42


Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 08:57
Nice brochure. All in English too

To keep costs down brochures for some of the later models had alternate pages in English/German

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff



Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 09:44
My first Pentax. I'm not sorry that I eventually sold it when I gave up film but I kick myself now for selling my film lenses.

Every day's a holiday!


Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 14:47
My first camera too. Late Spring 1982 I believe. I still have the (dead) body and the 50mm f/2 lens which, for the sake of nostalgia, I had serviced a few years back to remove the stickiness in the focusing ring caused by a spilt pint of beer in about 1984.

For my last trip to New York in October, I decided to have a trip down memory lane and used two ME Supers, one "chrome" and one black loaded with colour and BW film.

Errors being a thing of the past was a slight exaggeration! I used to use Kodachrome 64 almost exclusively and found the auto-exposure would usually under-expose by a little bit. Of course, on slide film "a little bit" is a right pain, so I used it on manual 99% of the time. This last trip, the luxury of using colour print and BW film made me a little lazy, and I think I used auto about 50% of the time!

Thanks for posting. Nice to see this stuff.

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 17:56
Seems like it was the first one for a few of us.. Ive still got mine. Though havnt bought a film in 30 Think I've even got this brouchure around somewhere.. Glad Nigel has posted it though. Wouldn't want to try and find
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses



Link Posted 09/01/2019 - 21:01
I can remember comments at the time in the photographic press. The MX was release just before this if my memory serves me correctly. Every review I read mentioned the ME was bigger than the MX.

Today, we have widened the parameters a bit.

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