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11-29-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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k-5 and M42

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My name is Daniel. Iīm from Spain but Iīm living in Japan.
I want to buy a Pentax K-5 in January, for using it exclusively with old SMC Takumar M42 lenses. I would like to know how is your experience in this aspect: How works the light metering in av? Is correct or tends to overexpose or underexpose? I tested at the shop and the histograms seemed to be correct...I donīt know how it works in general. Can I trust the lightmter?
Any comments will be very appreciated!
Thanks!

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Yes, I think you can trust it with every lens except the 15mm 3.5, which has issues for some strange reason.

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QuoteOriginally posted by danad Quote
Hello!

My name is Daniel. Iīm from Spain but Iīm living in Japan.
I want to buy a Pentax K-5 in January, for using it exclusively with old SMC Takumar M42 lenses. I would like to know how is your experience in this aspect: How works the light metering in av? Is correct or tends to overexpose or underexpose? I tested at the shop and the histograms seemed to be correct...I donīt know how it works in general. Can I trust the lightmter?
Any comments will be very appreciated!
Thanks!
This guy has a lot of image on flickr with a k-5 and M42 lenses (all manual lenses, for that matter) . He is terrific photog as well. It seems to be working great for him.
Flickr: onigiri-kun's Photostream

cheers,
11-30-2010, 12:31 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot! I have never used Pentax, so I didnīt know how it works. Thanks for your information, I will not buy the 15mm (Itīs hard to find and expensive so...)

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Haven't got the K-5 (yet), but the K-7 was a big step forward from the K20D when it comes to exposure accuracy for all manual lenses, both K and m42. Should apply to the K-5 as well. I hardly never have to compensate on the K-7 (or not more often than with A glass), and with focus confirmation in addition Pentax offers one of the best possibilities to use old glass.
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