A great camera from the height of technological advancement in film photography, the Pentax ME is an aperture priority automatic camera which allows control of the aperture size while the camera calculates the appropriate shutter speed. With a bright and easy to read electronic light meter, and Asahi Pentax 135mm lens which is great for portrait photography.
The Pentax ME is a 1976-introduced, aperture priority automatic camera with an electronic focal plane shutter from 8 s to 1/1000 s, synchronized at 1/100 s.
The shutter curtains are metal and have a vertical movement. There is no shutter speed dial, and the camera can not be used in manual mode, except for B and 1/100 exposures. The Pentax-invented digital light meter is of the standard TTL open aperture center weighted type. It is activated by a slight pressure on the release button.
Variants: chrome, black, SE
Lens mount: Pentax K
Shutter type: focal plane Seiko MFC-E metal curtains, vertical travel
Min. shutter speed: 8s
Max. shutter speed: 1/1000
Exposure meter: TTL, open aperture, center weighted
Exposure modes: aperture priority
ASA/ISO range: 12 to 1600
Finder screen: fixed
Shoe: fixed hot shoe
X sync speed: 1/100
TTL Flash: no
Motor drive: external winder ME I (1.5i/s) or ME II (2i/s)
Weight: 460g w/o lens
Mechanically tested and in good working order and good condition except for some minor corrosion of the metal as pictured. This is entirely cosmetic and does not affect it's function. Has had all light seals replaced. Comes mounted with Asahi Pentax 135mm f3.5 lens and a roll of our premium expired Fuji Superia 100iso film
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