The ME Super I picked up a little while back

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  1. TonyBallas

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    Rather neat to remember the days when we were younger. None of my immediate family was into 35mm or professional Photography, but I have there Old point & shoots & my grandmothers box camera. The small black & whites from that old box camera had plenty of clarity and contrast to make nice pictures at like 4 x 5’s.
    I am really liking collecting older and vintage cameras. I need a good reference outlet to learn some of the specifics of the different cameras I have and may buy in the future.


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    Neat round of cameras. Do you only collect, or use, Pentax’s??
    And do you know a good all around resource for looking up specific’s and history about vintage cameras??


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    I use everything I have. Never have been much of a collector, more an "amasser" of equipment. The Pentaxes are a recent addition when I found the ES-II and the SP-II. The K mounts have more or less, grown a bit. They're great cameras, but I look at them as "throwaways" . Not worth fixing if they break but good with the older lenses. I've been tinkering with the power winders and motor drives for the "Progam" models. The ME-II winders have notoriously weak battery compartment latches.

    One of the best sites for the Pentaxes is: Pentax Forum - Camera & Photography Community - PentaxForums.com

    They have a pretty good database of all the Pentax models, digital and film.
     
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    If it's Pentax anything I usually bring it home. Lately though a thrift store chain in this area (Value Village) have pushed their prices up. This week, I found a scruffy Spotmatic with 50mm lens, don't remember but not 1:1.4 was priced at $60. and a MX with 50mm 1:2 was $85., still not out of line but over what I like to pay for self amusement. Left them there and saving my $$ for something that I don't have.
     
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    Very nice. I like the 40mm. Makes a good combination.
     
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    The 40/2.8 pancake? Gawd, that is a great lens! It was my one-lens-for-hiking choice.
     
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    It's very compact isn't it, on an ME. I read some people poo-poo the sharpness but it seemed ok to me stopped-down some.
     

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