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03-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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Seeking help with an SMC Pentax A f4 70-210mm manual lens

What is the best shooting setting to use with this older manual lens when used with my K10D? I don't want to use the auto green mode, and prefer manual...but what is best?

03-17-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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As its an A lens you can use any shooting mode with it including P-TTL flash. What shooting mode is best, is a matter of personal preference. In general P mode is good as a starting point, you can use Av mode if what aperture you shoot at is imprtant to you, or Tv mode if shutter speed is important to you. In K10D P mode is actually hyper manual mode, the camera suggests an initial setting for both shutter and aperture, and you can then change one or both to your preferences.
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This is probably my favorite lens. Yes, it's big and heavy, but I love the sharpness, contrast, and the way it renders colors. The macro setting at 70mm is useful too. I normally shoot in Av mode when I use any of the Pentax-A lenses I have, but the A70-210 always gives perfect exposures. There's no reason for me to tinker with the EV settings at all. BTW, I'm shooting with a K100D
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