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Pentax Super Program 35 mm SLR Camera

PENTAX

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Come with 6 months warranty and overall condition is 8/10

Serial # 1112306

Description:

The Pentax Super Program, also sold in some markets as the Pentax Super A was 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Pentax of Japan in the 1980s.

It is not the same camera as the slightly lower-specified "Pentax Program A" (which also had an alternative name, the "Pentax Program Plus".)

The camera offers fully automatic exposure ("program") mode when coupled with an appropriate Pentax-A series lens. With such a lens the camera also offers shutter-priority mode, and with any compatible lens (i.e. Pentax-M lenses in addition to the Pentax-A series) the camera offers aperture-priority and fully manual modes. - read more

 

Specifications:

  • Pentax Super Program 35mm manual focus camera
  • Otherwise know as Super A
  • Won the European Camera of the Year award in 1983
  • ISO range 6 to 3200
  • Exposure Modes – Program mode, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority & Manual Mode
  • +/- 2 stops Exposure Compensation
  • Shutter from 15s to 1/2000sec
  • External motor drive available
  • KA mount
  • Flash sync socket and Hot Shoe
  • Depth of Field Preview. - read more

 

Reviews:

By rullrich from pentaxforums.com

"This was my second Pentax SLR after the rather simple MG and compared to it the "Super A" (as it was called in Germany) was a very feature-rich high-end consumer product. First I disliked the full automatic "propgram-mode", because I thought the photographer would loose too much control over the process of picture taking (funny, compared to current DSLR-features), but then I realized the Super A could offer mynax modes of taking picturees in one camera body: Aperture und Shutter priority for advanced users, programm mode for taking snapshots and, finally, M- and Bulb-mode for complete manual control. The TTL-flash system was very handy as well. I bought the camera with the 1.7 50mm, 2.8 28mm and 2.8 135mm SMC-A lenses, which I still own and love (now mainly used on the K-5). All in all the Super A still is my favourite film camera due to it's accuracy, ease of use and very rich feature set. If You manage to find a copy in good condition, go for it (as I will probably do myself)."-  read more

 

References:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_Super-A 

https://simonhawketts.co.uk/2016/02/24/pentax-super-program-super-a-review/

https://www.pentaxforums.com/camerareviews/pentax-super-super-program.html

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Type: 35 mm SLR Camera

Vendor: PENTAX