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ME Super

General Description

This manual focus camera is from similar vintage as the MX, and is also very light and small. However, it is targeted at a different group of users. Like its predecessor, the ME, the ME Super lacks the "pro" features of the MX (DOF preview, full mechanical construction, interchangeable screens, aperture indication in the viewfinder) but offers convenience. It has aperture-priority as well as metered manual operation, dedicated flash, a wider range of shutter speeds, faster X-sync, a very smooth air-damped mirror clap, etc. While it offers some mechanical speeds, it relies on batteries for showing its full potential. The ME Super is plentiful on the second-hand market, and is simple and fun to learn and use. Finding a repair place for this body is not so difficult, and parts are relatively easy to come by.

The "SE" in the ME Super SE body stands for "special eddition." However, the only known difference is that the focusing screen of the SE body is diagonally split, and that of the non-SE body horizontally-split.

Product Variations
Exact NameME SuperME SuperME Super SE
Years of Production1980 ~ 19861980 ~ 1986unknown ~ unknown
Availabilityabout once a week, usedabout once a month, usedonce in a lifetime, used
Catalog Number0610006110unknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens MountK
Mount LimitationsThe lens must be set to a numerical aperture
Self-Timer4 ~ 10 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Releasemechanical
Infra-Red Release
Additional Features
Width x Height x Depth131.5 x 83 x 49.5 mm
Weight445 g
Exposure System
Exposure ModesAv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted
Metering Modes with A and newer Lensescenter-weighted
Meter MaterialGPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-2 (1 EV steps)
Exposure Lock
Meter Range1 ~ 19 EV
Manual ISO Range12 ~ 1600 ASA
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Shutter Speeds4 ~ 1/2000, B
Mechanical SpeedsX, B
Magnification [Coverage]0.95x [92%]
Aperture Indication
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries2 x 1.5 Volt silver-oxide (A76, SR44) or alkaline (LR44)
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shootingmanual wind lever
Compatible with Winder(s)ME, ME II
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)analog
Synchronization Speed(s)1/125 ~ 4, B
Built-In Flash
Fitting Case(s)soft case: ME super MG