I consider the Olympus OM-1n as one of my favorite recent acquisitions to shoot, but a friend recommended I try the Pentax ME Super. It has a similar form factor and feel to the Olympus. It also feels lighter in hand, a fact borne out by the specs. The ME Super is roughly two-tenths of a pound lighter when equipped with similarly specced lenses.
I found the controls easy to figure out and focusing was quick and easy. The Pentax makes reassuring sounds through all modes of operation, and I found the automatic shutter control and interface to be on point.
|Year||1979 – 1984|
|Shutter||Pentax Electronic Focal Plane|
|Speed||4s to 1/2000|
|Lens||Asahi Optical SMC Pentax-M|
|Focus||0.45m – ∞|
|Aperture||f2 to 22|
Sample images (Ultrafine 400, HC-110 stand developed 30 mins):