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01-04-2018, 05:29 AM   #1
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Using SMC M lenses on K70 DSLR

I've been a Pentaxian since 1980, I have some awesome 'M' series lenses that I want to use on my K70. Has anyone proceeded me in using this excellent glass on this camera. I learned the basic setup over the weekend, but don't want to miss any of the functionality of the camera. Thank you in advance for any insight!

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The tilting screen combined with live view, magnification, and focus peaking can be extremely powerful tools, so definitely use them to your advantage as needed.

As for the functionality, be sure not to miss the guide in the article forum.

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Catch in focus is incredible tool. I shoot mainly with M primes and take most of my shots with CIF. Faster and more reliable than my eye without focusing screen. You can also shoot bursts of moving objects with it, but I admit that birds in flight are hard to catch:

M*300/4:


Only con is that it's limited to central focus point and thefore need to take first the focus shot, recompose and take the shot or shoot a bit wider and crop for compose in post. Usually that's not a broblem and often faster than choosing focus point, but sometimes with really thin DOF, it would be nice to be able to choose focus point.

EDIT: And if you are intrerested, stop by the M club at some point: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/27739-m-club.html
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I have my K70 next to an M 28mm f2,8, a 100mm f4 Macro and a 200mm f4 in my camera bag - works just fine :-)
I mainly use the M200 f4 for astrophotography. the other for landscape/macro photography.
Check out the M lens Club as stated by iheiramo, but beware of LBA if you read all the pages (I did, I also read the guide) ;-)

M 28mm f2,8 @f8
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