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04-19-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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A lens question

A while back I won a lens on bid.A MC Hanimex Automatic 135mm f/2.8(No 102646) and while it does all right in images taken so far on the bottom is a A and M selector.I presume that the M is for manual and the A is for Automatic,what I want to find out is when its selected on A the pin drops down a bit,and I want to find out will cause me grief on the K10D


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A while back I won a lens on bid.A MC Hanimex Automatic 135mm f/2.8(No 102646) and while it does all right in images taken so far on the bottom is a A and M selector.I presume that the M is for manual and the A is for Automatic,what I want to find out is when its selected on A the pin drops down a bit,and I want to find out will cause me grief on the K10D


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Hi, Cupic. The pin that drops down is the aperture stop down pin, and does not meet up with anything in the camera mirror box. When you put the lens in manual, it is depressing the pin as if the device in the Spotmatics were pushing it so that the lens stops down as you turn the aperture ring. If you look at the location of the pin, there is nothing in the K10D that comes anywhere near it.
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One thing I keep making a note to self ... especially with screw mounts. (as I interchange mine a lot between Spotmatic and K10D.

Select Automatic for the old manual camera.
Select Manual for the new automatic camera



You can leave it on Automatic on the K10D ... but it will only shoot at wide-open (f/2.8)

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