ME Super

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 Name ME Super ME Super ME Super SE
Color silver-black black silver-black
Year of Introduction 1980 1980 unknown ~ unknown
Catalog Number 06100 06110 unknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount K
Mount Limitations The lens must be set to a numerical aperture
Self-Timer 4 ~ 10 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release mechanical
Infra-Red Release
Additional Features
Width x Height x Depth 131.5 x 83 x 49.5 mm
Weight 445 g
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Av, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses center-weighted
Meter Material GPD
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-2 (1 EV steps)
Exposure Lock
Meter Range 1 ~ 19 EV
Manual ISO Range 12 ~ 1600 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 4 ~ 1/2000, B
Mechanical Speeds X, B
Magnification [Coverage] 0.95x [92%]
Aperture Indication
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries 2 x 1.5 Volt silver-oxide (A76, SR44) or alkaline (LR44)
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting manual wind lever
Compatible with Winder(s) ME, ME II
Flash System
Command Protocol(s) analog
Features S
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/125 ~ 4, B
Built-In Flash
Fitting Case(s) soft case: ME super MG