Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
Chris Andrews
Guest




old K-mount lense usage on K-x

I have a 28 mm f 2.8 SMC lens. whot restrictions are there on usage in a K-x digital body?S

11-17-2012, 04:43 PM - 1 Like   #2
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Liverpool, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 12,869
If it is an A series lens there are no restrictions. If the lens lacks the A setting it is limited to stop down metering in M mode or shooting wide open in AV mode. Additionally it will be limited to full power flash in M mode, P-TTL requires a lens with the A setting.
11-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,863
Does the aperture ring have an A setting? If not, go to the camera menu and set it to allow aperture ring. If the lens is K-mount, you can mount it, and it will work. Just make sure it doesn't have the dreaded Ricoh pin. That thing can get stuck on your camera. But beyond that you will definitely be able to use the M mode and the green button to meter, Av mode at least for wide open shots, and any extra functionality is dependent on how modern the lens is
Just try it!
11-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,369
All I use on my K-X are the Manual focus older lenses just make sure you go to the very last setting (22.Using aperture ring) in the cameras MENU and set it to (2.Permitted)
I can't remember the last time I used my AF lenses

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, k-x, pentax help, usage
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-mount Vivitar 70-210 F3.5(kenko) on my pentax K-x emmbeepentax Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 06-14-2011 08:18 PM
Will Pentax-A work on old K Mount cameras? geekette Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 05-05-2011 06:01 PM
Using old len on K-X Pat_H Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 12-28-2010 12:15 PM
newbie question about remote usage on k-x 96p993 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 08-09-2010 10:06 PM
K-x lens mount with old k-mount lenses sipper Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 03-18-2010 05:45 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:36 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top