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08-21-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Sears 35-135 3.5to4.5 Zoom Mcro / A Lens

I have a Sears 35-135 f 3.5 -4.5 Zoom Macro / A Lens that I used for years on my Pentax ME, last year I purchased a K10D and have been using this with manual focus, BUT it is a macro lens also and I cannot figure out how to get it into Macro mode. My other Sears 80-200mm zoom macro switches over very easily as it has a ring that twists into macro, the 35-135 won't go, it seems there is a trick to it but I can't remember how to do it any suggestions?

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You initiated two threads for the same question....

To set the lens in macro mode, push the focus/zoom ring out of the 35mm setting (you can push all the way out to 135mm if you want to), then rotate it clockwise (looking from the rear to the front of the lens) to 2.4ft (0.8m) distance setting. The mark "MACRO" on the focus/zoom ring now should align with the macro magnification ratio marks (1:4, 1:6, ..., 1:12). You now can push/pull the focus/zoom ring to the magnification ratio you want.

If the lens can not do that, there is some mechanical problem.
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