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05-29-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Manual lenses?

I'm not to sure about which manual lenses works on pentax DSLR's...I've done some photo's on my uncle's Ist DL with the older manual lenses and the quality is just so much better.

Looking at the following lenses: (will be using it on a K10d)

Pentax-M SMC 135mm f/3.5 manual lens

(Pentax-K mount) Tokina RMC 80-200mm f/4.5

Any advise on this will be great...
Is there a lot of settings that need to be changed for shooting with manual lenses on DSLR's? (K10d)?


05-29-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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Yes you can use these lenses on the K10D ... I am using old screwmounts on mine.
I find for the best metering ... select M mode (must have permit aperture ring in the custom settings in the menu though) ... then select the aperture you wish to use ... press the green button next to the shutter to get it to meter and select an appropriate shutter speed ... then shoot. Easy.

The main thing is have fun shooting ... the old primes can produce some really sweet images.

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