I found my first Pentax Me Super in a local charity shop for £15 and fell in love with its super compact form. Being the pathetic aesthete that I am, I decided that I also wanted one in black so I bought another off an American on Ebay .
Dials and controls are at a minimum- I love a bit of automation so I use it in aperture priority mode, but for fans of full manual you can adjust the shutter speed via two buttons (yup, buttons) that send the shutter speed higher or lower – you can see what you’re choosing via a light in the viewfinder that shows you what speed you’re at.
The viewfinder is large, giving you a roomy view of the world for such a compact SLR, and there’s a clean split circle centre focusing area to help get your shots right.
I’m totally in love with the way the shutter sounds on this camera- a satisfying dull clunk that isn’t tinny and metallic in the slightest. It just feels great when you fire it. It’s my second favourite shutter sound after the Leica M7.
I’ve decided to show 5 shots from the first ever roll I shot with my black ME Super. I used Fomapan 100, a film with a lovely slightly soft retro feel. The lens is a compact “SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm” which works brilliantly..
I suggest you buy Pentax ME Super off eBay this instant. Ciao! x
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