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Asahi Optics film SLR camera eye-level finder design Part 2!



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In the previous article, we introduced the eye-level finder of Asahi Optics’s SV film SLR camera released in 1962, and in this article, we will look at the eye-level finder design of this film SLR camera released in 1979, comparing each.

PENTAX ME super  (Reference product)

A steel-bodied film SLR camera.

A chrome molding will be placed under the manufacturer’s logo.

Comparison with SV. 
The part where the manufacturer’s logo is placed has a completely different shape. 
And the word “ASAHI” has disappeared.


An angle from an angle. 
An accessory shoe is attached.

Comparison with SV.
The shape of the side is different.


View from the side.

SV, but the angle toward the rear edge of the top surface is almost the same.

Top surface.

There is a difference in the surface going backward when viewed from the top.


This is the back side. You can clearly see that the shape is quite different.


In this issue, we compare the old and new Asahi Optics’s eye-level finders.

The МE Super released in 1979 has not changed much compared to the SV released in 1962 in terms of the basic straight line design, but we found that the details have evolved.

We will continue to introduce eye-level finder designs in the future.

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