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11-02-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Vivitar 200mm F3.5 - NON A Lens

Ok - I thought that the K10d would be compatible with all K-mount lenses. I mounted a Vivitar 200mm F3.5 - NON A Lens onto the K10d. The camera just blinked "F--" on the top LCD. I expected that it wouldnt know the F-stop since the lens is not communicating with the camera. However, can the camera meter at all with this type of lens?


I switched to manual focus. I also had SR turned on but the 'shake reduction' was grayed out in the menu. What am I doing wrong here?

11-02-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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Here is a "how to" that should help.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-photography-knowledge-base/32-can-...ist-ds-dl.html
11-02-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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i've had numerous copies of this lens. it's quite sharp wide open so you could use it in av at f3.5. i have found the M42 may be a little sharper than the the K mount. all you do to shoot in M mode is set the ap compose and hit the AE-L or green button the get an EV. no problem. the M42 you just set the lens to manual and use AV mode. i have a M42 right now if anyone wants it.
11-02-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Roy:
i have a M42 right now if anyone wants it.


I want it... are you offering it up for free?? 8^)
how much do they go for?
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11-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Roy:
i have a M42 right now if anyone wants it.


I want it... are you offering it up for free?? 8^)
how much do they go for?
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not free.... sorry about the misunderstanding.. i just got it and haven't checked it out yet. i may just keep this one even tho i have the M200/4 which is also a pretty good 200mm and weighs half as much. it's amazing what 1/2 - 1 stop makes..
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I'm sending you PM about it Roy
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It was not misunderstood... I was just joking. I see you have a PM already about it so let us know what you want for it. Some of us are really interested...
Thanks \
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