Pentax ME Super

 HISTORICAL NOTES In 1976 Asahi Optical Company, then owner of the Pentax brand, put on the market a new range of cameras and objectives identified by the letter “M” and characterized mainly by small size. “M” is a series that even today after decades and despite the technological evolution, stirs emotions and memories. Dozers of new cameras generation  were the Pentax MX and the Pentax ME: mechanical and manual operated the first, electronic operated with automatic aperture priority the second.…

Minolta 16 II

 HISTORICAL NOTES Minolta commitment to 16mm photography market started at the beginning of the 50s when the company acquired the small manufacturer Konan which for some years produced an ultra-compact 16 mm camera named Mica Automat. Following the acquisition, the camera continued to be produced in the first instance by keeping the original logo to then be marketed as Minolta product. Following up to  this project, Minolta engineers took the cue to begin development of a new line of 16mm…