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09-01-2011, 06:41 PM   #16
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If anyone is serious about what version they have use a scale and weigh the lens. This is the most accurate way. Same as with the difference between the 7&8 element tak 50/1.4 lenses

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you know, one thing this thread has emphasized relates back to a completely different topic, specifically the green button meterng and why pentax could not implement some smarter metering, or simulated A mode for non A lenses.

If this lens is representitive, and there are more "intermediate" version lenses out there, you could not simply program for one type of aperture movement and then just input maximum aperture into the camera at power up (like is done with focal length) and then set the lens to min aperture and dial in the aperture on the camera body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
you know, one thing this thread has emphasized relates back to a completely different topic, specifically the green button meterng and why pentax could not implement some smarter metering, or simulated A mode for non A lenses.

If this lens is representitive, and there are more "intermediate" version lenses out there, you could not simply program for one type of aperture movement and then just input maximum aperture into the camera at power up (like is done with focal length) and then set the lens to min aperture and dial in the aperture on the camera body.
That would be a great software improvement that shouldn't really cost Pentax / Ricoh all that much money. Have you written them about it? Seriously. It would help them have yet another attraction for people staying within the system. Sure, it is not fully automatic exposure, but it would be damn simple to operate and no pushing here and there fiddly stuff.

Personally, I'd love it. (and so would all my old lenses)
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