National Geographic : 1979 Mar
THE PENTAX ME. THE PHOTO EXPERTS LOVED ITS INNOVATIONS. YOU'LL LOVE ITS PICTURES. "In my opinionthe Pentax ME isa professional camera, a sleeper if there ever was one. I see it as a press photographer's camera that will be seized upon by reportersand writers who want an excellent machine that is easy to carryand fully automatic." -Camera 35 "Ofcourse, the first things thatstrike you when hefting the ASAH ME for the first time are its small size (5Y4" x 34" x 34" with 50mm f/1.7 lens-a bit smaller than the Olympus OM-1) and its light weight (under 23 oz.)." - Photo World "Pentax's Super Multi Coated (SMC) lenses do a superiorjob in controllingflare caused by internal lens reflections in shots taken at critical angles (facing toward strong light sources)." -Modem Photography "The camera body feels right in your hands. If you thought the pre-M Leica was a nifty camera to hold, you'll score the ME favorably." -Camera 35 "The gallium arsenidephosphide cells reactfar swifter to light changes than do CdS cells, and have no problem in being used for very low light photography even immediately after exposure to very brightlight." -Modem Photography "Anotherfeature sure to please "The new plasticrod takeup spool was prospective ME owners is the judged one of the easiest loading camera's bright, big-image systems yet devised." viewfinder. The , I Me sd brightness is probably /' -Modern Photography aided by the silver coating on the pentaprism, but getting an almost life-size image (with 50mm lens) into the finder of so small a camerarepresents quite an achievement. " -Photo World "... certainly the new MFC 11-bladed shutter developed by Seiko and Asahi must rank as one of the quietest of the breed." - Modern Photography As you can see, the Pentax ME gave the photographic experts a lot to talk about. And yet, the result of all this engineering excellence- what's in it for you- is really very simple. You get phenomenal pictures, effortlessly achieved by the smallest and lightest 35mm SLR ever made. So while the experts loved what went into the Pentax ME, you'll be impressed by what comes out of it. For complete copies of every review in print, write: Pentax ME, Dept. N-i, PO Box 2585, Littleton, Colorado 80161. 0 1979 Pentax Corporation. All rights reserved.