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05-21-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Pentax 50mm F/2.8 Macro Lens After repair!!!

I sent my macro lens away about a weeks ago, becuase the manual focus wouldnt work. I got it back today and i cant notice any difference to it what so ever.

Can someone just confirm that these are the correct settings, im i an idiot and using the wrong settings, or is the lens faulty?

( Samsung GX-10 )
Manual Focus
Macro Lens clamp switch ON


05-21-2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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What do you mean exactly that the manual focus does not work? Does the focus ring not turn?
05-21-2008, 03:29 AM   #3
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Well, i would turn the ring, but the numbers or the ring inside ( ?) wont move at all. I dont understand why it wont work, it use to when i got it im sure it did.

05-21-2008, 05:33 AM   #4
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You are using the lens wrong! The clamp is designed to keep the lens from changing focus when ON. You are moving the focus collar and slipping the clutch in the lens. Turn the clamp off and lens will work perfectly. If you want manual focus only use the switch on the camera body. Closeup macro works best with preset focus then moving camera in and out to achieve focus. Especially in the half to full life size range. Have fun macro is a blast.

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I would set the clamp switch to OFF.
05-21-2008, 06:15 AM   #6
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Ahhhhh, that explains it all!

Thanks alot, i was getting worried then, best get out and take some more Macro shots!


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