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Re-Furbished ME and a Tamron lens

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by PeteE, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I re-furbished a 'Gift' Asahi Pentax ME body -- new mirror bumper and back door light seal foam, straitened a bent lens aperture activating lever in mount, and lubricated levers and cogs in base-plate. I tried it with a Tamron Adaptall II BBAR MC Close-focus 135mm f2.5 lens which came with a C/Y mount but now I have a 'Pentax K' mount for it. I used
    up a short length of 1992 ORWO NP22 first then changed to 11/2002 Jessops Pan 100 kindly sent to me by a Flickr member before I went into Hospital . The lens is SHARP ! I used Full Aperture as light allowed but the ME does not have the 1/2000th shutter speed of the ME Super.
    Full Aperture and ORWO film
    [​IMG]ME ORWO Tamron 135 03 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    F 5.6 and ORWO film
    [​IMG]ME ORWO Tamron 135 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    Full Aperture and JESSOPS Pan 100 film
    [​IMG]ME JESSOPS Tamron 135 05 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    f5.6 and JESSOPS Pan 100 film
    [​IMG]ME JESSOPS Tamron 135 06 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    THIS is the Camera and Lens I used
    [​IMG]Asahi Pentax ME with Tamron 135mm f2.5 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
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  2. ptermx

    ptermx Active Member

    Nice shots. I have a soft spot for M-series Pentaxes. I still have the MX I bought second hand in 1983, another one off ebay c.2001 and my dad's old ME Super. All working and used occasionally, but more because I like them as cameras than because I like film.
    That autowinder you've got on the ME looks pristine. Not much used?
  3. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    The Winder was on an ME Super and I took it off to test the ME which came from the Former Chief Photographer of the 'Yellow Advertiser' newspaper and I had the ME body for ages before getting round finally to re-furbishing it.

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