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06-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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FA Lens on K-5, did i miss any adjustments ?

This is sure just me being stupid and my lack of knowledge but:

I just bought a used FA 50 f/1.4 lens, mounted it on my K-5 but all i get is a blinking F-- on the screen. Cant adjust anything and the cam wont take pictures.

I'm sure it's just a simple adjustment ...

Ok guys,... who is first to let me look like the total noob i am.

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If the lens has an aperture ring, you should move it to A.
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works, ... i knew it has to be just a simple thing.

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You might also make sure custom function 22 Using Aperture Ring is set to "2". The default is "1". Well it is custom funtion 22 on my k-x, I see you have a k-5 so it might be a different number.

I am not sure if this matters on an FA but the blinking F--- is indicative of having this set to "1" when using a lens that does not communicate. I don't currently have an FA but it works this way on my F 35-135mm.

After it is set to "2" you will still have "F---" but it will not be blinking any longer and you can use the aperture ring to control aperture.


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