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05-05-2010, 06:49 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by EricT Quote
Is there a particular reason you're not considering the M 50mm f1.7? That would be my first choice for an excellent and cheap manual focus lens.
Everyone has their own tastes in focal length, but for me - and based on comments from others on this forum, I'm not alone - 50mm just isn't a very compelling focal length on APS-C. I personally much prefer 28mm - closer to a true normal - for a basic first prime, and 135mm does work great for a basic telephoto prime. So I would recommend the 28 / 135 pair - although I'd also suggesting a 50 as well, since they are so good and so cheap, and they do make nice portrait lenses if you do a lot of that sort of thing.

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Ok so im trying to get a SMC-M lens to work on my kx. I can't seem to adjust the aperture on the lens...as in manually. When i take the lens off it adjust just fine, but once mounted on the body turning the ring does nothing. Is there a setting on the camera i need to change? I have already changed the setting that allows me to choose focal length when turning on the camera.
05-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #18
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Read the sticky thread at the top of the beginner's forum on how to use manual lenses. Short answer: it's not 8supposed* to stop down when you turn the aperture ring - only when you press the shutter. And only in M mode.
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I have it working...thanks Marc!

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