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    Pentax SLR's

    I have a Pentax ME Super which I used pre digital, and was recently given a Pentax Spotmatic. I have a strong interest in returning to film photography (including using my polaroids).

    My question to all you SLR experts is, which camera should I focus on using - the ME Super or Spotmatic (guess I'm really asking which is the better camera). I don't see the need for using two SLR's (nor the time) therefore want to know which one to really focus my energy on.

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    The ME Super is K-mount and the spotmatic is M42.

    You have more lens options with the K-mount, plus you can get an adapter for M42 lenses onto K-mount, but not the reverse.

    ME Super is a better camera than the spotmatic.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_Spotmatic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_ME_Super

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    Many thanks for this information Kym. Greatly appreciated.

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    I would suggest you keep the Spotmatic. When you use M42 lenses, Spotmatic could be a better camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddhytz View Post
    I would suggest you keep the Spotmatic. When you use M42 lenses, Spotmatic could be a better camera.
    That's illogical.
    The ME super has a better meter, can use the m42 lenses AND K-mount, 1/2000 of a second shutter, with flash synchronisation at 1/125 of a second.

    The spotmatic is only 1/1000 shutter, much older, not as good metering, and only 1/60 flash sync.
    http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...html~mainFrame

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