Pentax ME Super

Maker: Asahi Optical Co. Ltd
Type: SLR
Lens Mount: Pentax KF
Sensor: 135 Film
Focus: Manual
Exposure: Aperture priority, manual
Flash: Hot Shoe
Shutter Speeds: 4-1/2000
Status: In Collection


The Pentax ME Super was manufactured by Asahi Optical Co. between the years 1979 and 1984 and is part of the M series which included the manual Pentax MX and also the automatic focus ME-F.

The ME Super has an electronic focal plane shutter with metal curtains and a vertical movement. Shutter speeds are selected with up and down buttons rather than the conventional wheel. They run from 4 seconds to 1/2000 of a second, with flash synchronisation at 1/125 of a second. The hotshoe features an additional shoe contact for dedicated Pentax flash units, not seen on the preceding ME.