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03-01-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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I have the adapter screw mount that I just recently purchased so I can use some vintage Takumar lenses with today's digitial Pentax cameras, I am told that I can use this set up on any K series camera.

My question is, does anyone know if I can use this same screw mount adapter with the Pentax ist DL 6.1 mega pixel camera?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

03-01-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use it on *ist DL, or any other Pentax DSLR.
On the ist*DL in the "Custom Setting" menu, you can set "FL with S lens used" (Focus Lock with Screw mount lens) to "Available", doing this will help with manual focusing through the small DL viewfinder. The viewfinder will blink red when the camera thinks you have proper focus in the centre of the frame, when the camera is set for AF.
On the other hand, if you have good eyes you might not want to use it, since you can only trigger the shutter when the camera indicates it has proper focus, which is not always the case.

To meter with a screwmount lens, use M mode, then press AE-L button.

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03-02-2009, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thank you very much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mock Quote
Yes, you can use it on *ist DL, or any other Pentax DSLR.
or any other pentax film SLR, for what it's worth.


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