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05-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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I bought the Kr recently and I am very pleased with it. One feature I have found by mistake is for the lenses. I bought a cheap manual focus lens that does not have the A setting on the apertures, when I placed it on the camera I got Fee in the Aperture window and could not use the lens. Once I looked up FEE in the operators manual I found. that I had the option to Allow or Not Allow the use of certain lenses. Once set to Allow I have found that I can use lots of lenses that are old and cheap to buy (like the 200mm to 500mm Tamron zoom for 80.00) and even though they are manual focus I have the added bonus of focus confirm on the camera. Just Brilliant.

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In addition, be sure to follow these metering steps to ensure that your exposure is correct w/ manual lenses:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-meter...k-x-k-7-a.html

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05-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Same here. I am able to use the lenses I bought 30 years ago. Very nice.
One thing to remind you some old lenses has black anodized (non-conductive) adapter.
I got one like that and I have to sand off the black color paint so that the camera can detect there is a lens attached.
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