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12-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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just got my photodiox adapter

sorry if this is a stupid question but when I fit a K mount prime lens I camera asks what the length of the lens fitted is,I get that but what do you set it to if a zoom lens is fitted??,any particular tripod recommended for smallish length lenses( that is all I have at the moment),I do not have too much money to spare at this time,thank you

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The focal length prompt is for the SR system, because it tells it how much to compensate for shake.
With a zoom, I'd use a middle focal length, e.g. something along the lines of 35-40 for a 18-55mm.
Keep in mind that all of your pictures will be tagged with that focal length, irrespective of at what FL were you when shooting, because of the "dumb" (= without contacts) adapter.
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smallish lenses ??? I find that I can hand hold up to 135mm lens but I am quite steady and I use a LCD hood to help steady the camera against my face. As for SR settings for zoom lenses I set it at the middle of the range
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thanks for the replies,I thought about using middle length FL just wanted to confirm

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QuoteOriginally posted by scottbott Quote
thanks for the replies,I thought about using middle length FL just wanted to confirm
I always input the focal length of the lens so that at least it helps me remember what lens was used to take a picture.

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