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08-21-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Adapter k to q, user manual?

I've recently bought the genuine q to k adapter to use with smc (A) lenses, particularly the 100mm 2.8 and the 50mm 1.4. I've updated my firmware to 1.14. I seem to be stuck with a fixed shutter speed of 1/160, with flash or without. I've been trying to learn by doing, but I'd do better if I could read a user manual. Does anybody know where I can download a set of instructions or a manual for the adapter. I already have the manual for the Q, but it doesn't cover the adapter. Thanks in advance.


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The adapter should come with a manual in the box.

In case you don't have it, we've actually posted a guide of our own to using the adapter, and I hope it's helpful!

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The PF guide is THE best.
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Thanks Adam, I've read that several times and I'm happy with how to operate the aperture settings. I just can't figure out why I keep getting a shutter speed of 1/160. I can't seem to change it in TV mode. Am I being a bit simple? It will be obvious when I know the answer and may seem like a dumb question, but the only dumb question is the one you're too scared to ask.

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QuoteOriginally posted by keithlester Quote
Thanks Adam, I've read that several times and I'm happy with how to operate the aperture settings. I just can't figure out why I keep getting a shutter speed of 1/160. I can't seem to change it in TV mode. Am I being a bit simple? It will be obvious when I know the answer and may seem like a dumb question, but the only dumb question is the one you're too scared to ask.
I would start a separate thread on the shutter speed issue, but the firmware update should enable the leaf shutter and therefore lift the shutter speed restriction. Does M mode allow you to go higher? If so, there might just not be enough ambient light.

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I'll try it again in daylight and see if I can make progress. Thanks for the guidance.
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Oh dear, I tried it in daylight with my SMC A100 2.8. It works great, up to 1/1000 shutter speed and produces lovely sharp pictures on a tripod. Manual no longer required. Thanks for the encouragement.
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