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01-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Fixed Aperature Lenses

G'Day guys

I just bought a Rokinon 500mm f6.3 mirror lens to go on the K200D. It was too good a bargain to pass up... I intend using it when I need more reach than the 70-300mm has, mainly for wildlife shots.

My question is, how do you use a fixed aperature lens like the Rokinon?

Do I have to use trial and error or is there a way to get the camera to get the right shutter speed for me automatically?

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum! Metering should work fine in Av mode, though you might need to dial in a little exposure compensation. You may also need to confirm that "Using Aperture Ring" is set to "enabled" despite the fact that the lens lacks a variable aperture.

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01-01-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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Steve

Thanks for the speedy response.

I tried that and everything was very underexposed... as in, dark! I'll play around with it a bit more.

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01-01-2010, 12:34 AM   #4
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01-01-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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Just like stevebrot said, you have to take a few shots for the team.
I have two reflex lenses a 500mm f8 and a 1000mm f10, the 500mm is a breeze to use handheld in AV mode but the 1000mm is tripod ONLY!

Just play around a bit with the exposure under different lighting conditions and you should be able to figure it out with few problems.
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Oops, sorry....

I'll keep playing with it. I had a Tamron 500mm f8 mirror lens eons ago in the "Age of Film" on Olympus OM1 and OM2 bodies but I can't remember how I did thhings way back then...

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01-01-2010, 12:59 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Numb Thumbs Quote
Oops, sorry....

I'll keep playing with it. I had a Tamron 500mm f8 mirror lens eons ago in the "Age of Film" on Olympus OM1 and OM2 bodies but I can't remember how I did thhings way back then...

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I'm sure you remember that the higher the f stop the longer you need to keep the shutter opened OR needing higher ISO. If your images are under exposed just turn up the compensation a few ticks and go from there.
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