Pentax ME super & Pentax MG - New seals and recovered.

Pentax ME super & Pentax MG - New seals and recovered.

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Just picked up my ME super and MG after their recovering... New seals too!
ME super with the M50-1.4 in orange leather
MG with the M40-2.8 in purple leather

Shot with the K-x and Tamron 17-50 at f5.6 using a desk lamp and YN560 off camera... (any tips for product shots appreciated!!)
19/04/2012 - 19:38DaveHolmes
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed1/15
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length28.13mm
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puma

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 20:33
And they look great
my web site http://www.swilsonphotography.foliopic.com/
PPG link

DanielH

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 20:42
looking tip top just don't forget they're not digital when you pick them up

wvbarnes

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 20:44
Wow! Pentax should hire you

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 21:10
wvbarnes wrote:
Wow! Pentax should hire you

Ha! Can't take the credit I'm afraid... A gent named Alan did them for me... He does a lot of Olympus re-covers but is local to me...

If you want to contact him this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200745512204?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1... is one of his ebay listings...

The MG is actually purple rather than the blue it appears to be...

Alan is trying to source a bright-blue leather to cover my MX with at the moment... and he'll do the seals on that too...

My Honeywell-Pentax Spotmatic is the one I'm not sure about... It's in almost pristine condition already...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/
Last Edited by DaveHolmes on 19/04/2012 - 21:30

Dodge69

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 22:35
Now thats what the K-01 should have looked like... !
Pentax pour des images riches en détails!

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 19/04/2012 - 23:27
Dodge69 wrote:
Now thats what the K-01 should have looked like... !

Aye... Pentax could've saved a fortune by not commissioning Marc Newson and digitalizing an ME body!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

GIULIO57

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 07:05

PPG

trixie

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 07:56
they have done a great job with these, you know I'm mad on film cameras and had my MZ done up it looks great and it take some good shots, enjoy them lovely to see them Best wishes Trixie

pauljay

Link Posted 22/04/2012 - 16:54
Don't wreck your SP!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
PPG

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 27/04/2012 - 13:45
pauljay wrote:
Don't wreck your SP!

...

I don't think it's very fair to be desribed as 'wrecking'...

These have been cleaned, serviced and are more importantly used to take pictures

I love the design of Pentax's older SLRs... They're beautiful...
I don't think that taking a non-conformist approach to standard and conformist black leatherette detracts from their physical design, in terms of beauty in any way - If anything I think it makes the classic design features more noticable... An accentuation of beauty...

The Spottie will indeed be re-covered in the near future... Undoubtedly some will love it and some will hate it...

Maybe in pink or lilac... Maybe turquoise...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

MJFear

Link Posted 27/04/2012 - 16:00
I think they look superb.

Will be interested to see how the orange holds up to sweaty hands though. I guess there is a reason most cameras have always been black!
Asahi Pentax K1000, Pentax P30t, SMC-Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7, RMC Tokina 25-50mm f/4, RMC Tokina 400mm f/5.6

graembou

Link Posted 02/06/2014 - 10:26
Hello DaveHolmes!
I was just wondering where you left recover your cameras, since I'm also a prod owner of a Pentax ME and still using it for some special motives. However the leather (still original state) is starting to remove from the case and I thougth of somehow leaving renew this leader by a specialist... where did you do that?
Anyway; they both look great!
Best regard - Martin Grambone
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