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01-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Pentax SMC Reflex 1000mm question

I took my Pentax SMC Reflex 1000mm out the other night, and I'm not 100% sure how the rear adapter/lever thingy works. I almost dropped my K5 off the back in the dark.

Does anyone have any tips as to how the lever and the thumb screw are supposed to work together? I understand the thumb screw is for camera rotation, but the whole thing comes off if you line up the tabs/openings!?!

Anyone have a manual for this lens?

Tips?

Thanks.

Lauren

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I took my Pentax SMC Reflex 1000mm out the other night, and I'm not 100% sure how the rear adapter/lever thingy works. I almost dropped my K5 off the back in the dark.

Does anyone have any tips as to how the lever and the thumb screw are supposed to work together? I understand the thumb screw is for camera rotation, but the whole thing comes off if you line up the tabs/openings!?!

Anyone have a manual for this lens?

Tips?

Thanks.

Lauren
Here is a link to the Pentax K Series Super Telephoto Lenses manual. It's a photocopy and a bit hard to read. I have the original and can scan specific pages if you wish.

http://pentax.ca/pdf/o_manuals/om_SMC500MM1000MMREFLEX_e.pdf

I have the K500/4.5 and K1000/8 and they have the same removable mount as your reflex. You have to lock it into place, with or without mounting a 52mm filter. The thumb screw is for rotating the camera body only.

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I hear ya. I had to read the manual to really understand how I was supposed to use the back thingy.

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