Bicycle Shop, Yorktown NY.

This post considers the results from using the Pentax ME Super mentioned in an earlier post (See:Film Camera 2018/1 – Pentax ME Super).

My first reaction on getting the scans back from processing was one of surprise. I thought I had put in a roll of Tri-X and so it was a bit of a shock to see the images in color. Then I realized that I must have used the last of a number of rolls of Fuji Superia X-TRA 400, which I bought because they were inexpensive. I’ve used this film a number of times and I can’t say that I like it very much. A post on the Phoblographer describes it “…as being moderately saturated with little contrast and a sometimes almost matte look when underexposed”. I’d agree. To me it also has a quite pronounced green tint, which I find unattractive. Could it be that this is because it was quite old and the color had shifted?

Since I had it in my head that I was getting black and white images and I didn’t much like the colors in what I did get I decided to convert the pictures to black and white.

Otherwise I was quite satisfied with the results. The camera seemed to function as desired apart from one possible issue: a couple of the frames suggested that there might be a problem with the shutter at the highest shutter speeds. Unfortunately, I didn’t record what shutter speeds I used so I can’t say for sure.

Taken with a Pentax ME Super and SMC Pentax-M 50mm f1.7

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