Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-12-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2011
Location: New York
Photos: Albums
Posts: 100
How to use Macro function on SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5?

I got a SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens last night and test it today.

Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - F Series Zooms - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database


So far it is a good lens........ fast focus and short body, easy to carry..... and i like the Red color number on the lens.

When i twist the zoom ring to Green 70mm, is it mean to Macro mode? but i don't see any macro effect and no focus closer.

Anyone knows how to use macro mode in this lens?

06-12-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
Veteran Member
raymeedc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 951
it doesn't just allow you to focus progressively closer in a continuous unbroken line..... the focusing parameters change, allowing you to focus within a certain set of borders. Consequently, you'll have to skip a bit of "unfocusable space" to move in closer to the area within which the lens will focus when in the Macro mode.
06-12-2011, 03:59 AM   #3
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,949
Yes, that's macro mode. At minimum focus, you'll be able to get 0.25x magnification.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

06-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2011
Location: New York
Photos: Albums
Posts: 100
Original Poster
Thanks sharing!

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, macro, macro function, mode, pentax lens, pentax-f, reviews, slr lens, smc, smc pentax-f 35-70mm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5;SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2;SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3. TATA Sold Items 14 06-17-2010 04:05 PM
Wanted - Acquired: Wanted SMC Pentax F 35-70mm Macro / F 35-105mm Macro Pentax Bob Sold Items 6 04-19-2010 06:56 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro Zoom Lens wallyb Sold Items 3 10-14-2009 02:16 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:57 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top