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07-12-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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M series lens on K20d...help

I just picked up a cheap M series 50mm f2 lens but it doesn't work on my K20d..
I get the f--- on the screen. The manual tells me to put it on AV setting which I did but i get nothing.....HELP SOMEBODY!!!!
thanks in advance
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07-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Go the beginner forum and find the sticky thread explaining the whole process.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Go the beginner forum and find the sticky thread explaining the whole process.
here's the link
All the stickies are useful information on the beginners forum.
07-13-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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I dont have the K20 so cannot say with 100% certainty, but I think it unlikely the manual would tell you use it in Av mode.

Only manual mode will give you aperture control.

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Thankyou so much robert

Thankyou so much robert for your blog. It solved all my problems. It worked as soon as i permitted the aperture ring but i didnt get prompted for the focal length until i took the lens off and put it back on again. AND THE LENS WORKS PERFECTLY!!!
Very nice image....thanks so much mate
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You'll be prompted for focal length any time you turn the camera on while a manual lens is mounted and the SR is turned on. But if you need to get at this setting without turning the camera off and on again, it's the last item on the record menu )meaning Menu + Up Arrow gets you there in two clicks).
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