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Over exsposed pictures from my pentax me Super

I ran 2 rolls of film through a pentax me super that i got off of ebay. It worked so nicely. but when i got the film back. ithe film was over exsposed 2 different time periods.the exsposure gauge under the rewind knob was set at 1x and i had it all set on auto.....am i doing something wrong
thanks Pete

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  • phuculak Nov 11, 2008

    i was shoot one in a mode and the other was in manual mode. but I used 200 speed.

    thank you I will try a roll of 200 and set ASA/ISO to 400. Thank you.

  • Gordon Stalker
    Gordon Stalker May 11, 2010

    What was the speed selection dial set to?

    What was the marked speed of the film?



    These cameras do not sense the speed of the film like some later cameras do.



    It is also worth noting that the camera was originally calibrated to give best accuracy with 100ISO film which was standard at the time.



    It is also possible that someone has fiddled with the internal meter calibration, or the lens is faulty. There are a number of possibilities.



    Please everyone note that when buying from eBay, try to find a seller who is offering some kind of guarantee, and who specializes in photographic equipment. One who offers a repair service too is a good choice. At least he/she will know what they are talking about.



    Sure it may cost more, but buying a camera first, and two rolls of film and development cost later, and the cost of getting it fixed often exceeds the saving made. It can easily cost more to have one repaired than to buy a reconditioned one with a guarantee that has already been sorted. The one you buy may not even be repairable!



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Hi Pete,

Say you're using ASA/ISO 100 film:
Photos come out overexposed and you were shooting in A or S or P modes.
Just set your ASA/ISO to 200: this will gives one stop less and images will be correct.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Alexander Lee Nov 12, 2008

    Pete,



    That if over exposed by One Stop.

    For Two Stops: your roll is 200, then set camera at 800.

    Also, don't buy 24.

    Buy the 12, if you can get it. Little cheaper than 36 and 24, when testing.

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