Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #496
Senior Member
apemen's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ankara, TURKEY
Posts: 182
f/1.6



02-15-2011, 11:21 AM   #497
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 35
Howdy, a quick question about this lens + K.5:

I've heard that with K-7 and earlier bodies you have to set the focal length of this lens manually (to 55mm). Is it the same with K-5?
02-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #498
Pentaxian
les3547's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sebastopol, California
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,848
QuoteOriginally posted by e-bar Quote
Howdy, a quick question about this lens + K.5:

I've heard that with K-7 and earlier bodies you have to set the focal length of this lens manually (to 55mm). Is it the same with K-5?
Since no one who knows for sure has answered, I will venture a guess that you can probably assume the K-5 handles the VL 58mm the same way the K-7 does.

It is no big deal. When you turn on your camera while you have the VL 58mm on it, the LCD window will automatically display focal length selections you scroll through using one of the e-dials; scroll to 55, push "ok" and you're ready to go. If the VL 58mm is the only lens you use that requires the camera to be set in such a way, the next time you turn on your K-5 with the VL 58mm on it, it will already be at the 55 setting, so all you do is push "ok."

If you change to the VL 58mm after using another lens while the camera is on, you either have to go into the menu to change the setting, or, more simply, turn the camera off and on with the VL 58mm on it so all you have to do is press "ok" to the FL prompt.
02-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #499
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 35
Allright, thanks Les. If it's just a single "ok" at every starup it's not that bad :-)

I already have the VL58, I think I bought it over a year ago.. jeez. I'm planning to buy the K-5 a bit closer to summer, when the prices (should) drop a bit.

02-16-2011, 10:57 AM   #500
Pentaxian
les3547's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sebastopol, California
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,848
QuoteOriginally posted by e-bar Quote
Allright, thanks Les. If it's just a single "ok" at every starup it's not that bad :-)

I already have the VL58, I think I bought it over a year ago.. jeez. I'm planning to buy the K-5 a bit closer to summer, when the prices (should) drop a bit.
Good for you, I have 4 Voightlanders, and love them. The 58mm is a fantastic lens, does it all IMO -- speed, bokeh, sharpness after stopped down a little, lovely color rendering, and especially, its ability to capture a bit of three dimensionality. I will be acquiring the VL 180mm at the end of March, can't wait for that!
02-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #501
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 35
QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
Good for you, I have 4 Voightlanders, and love them. The 58mm is a fantastic lens, does it all IMO -- speed, bokeh, sharpness after stopped down a little, lovely color rendering, and especially, its ability to capture a bit of three dimensionality. I will be acquiring the VL 180mm at the end of March, can't wait for that!

Niceeee, I really can identify with you on this. From what I've heard, the 180mm is really great, and doesn't have any real faults. ...I'll post some pics when I get the camera, maybe to this thread then. The time limit for me to buy the K5 is maybe at the beginning of June - my good friend couple is getting married just then, and I want to give them some nice photos.
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!
58mm, f/1.4, k-mount, nokton, nokton 58mm f/1.4, pentax lens, slr lens, voigtlander, voigtlander nokton 58mm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II (US) kuau Sold Items 3 08-09-2010 07:46 PM
Lens review : Photo Voigtlander Nokton 58mm hcc Site Suggestions and Help 3 04-30-2010 05:20 PM
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander Nokton SL 58mm f/1.4 Wheatfield Sold Items 6 07-20-2009 06:19 AM
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 images dave9t5 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 05-19-2009 09:09 AM
Volna-9 vs. Voigtlander Nokton 58mm Voe Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 08-20-2008 05:26 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:50 PM. | 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