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12-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #31
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Thanks for the responses... tried everything and resorted to the foil method. For now, this is the only solution. It works. Kinda hassle but it works.

12-28-2013, 04:32 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
I wrote to Pentax, they indicated they tested it out and it was all of them.
Maybe we should get a petition going to ask Ricoh to "fix" this in a future firmware update?
01-03-2014, 03:46 AM   #33
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color ultron 50 1.8

i just ordered a color ultron 50mm 1.8, just wondering if i have to surgically deal with the auto pin or will it work otherwise, this will be my first m42 lens
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Just to be sure it's been stated...

The Green Button metering method works perfectly in LiveView with a K-30 in Manual Mode.

I'm on FW rev 1.04 I think.

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color ultron 50 1.8

srry for having budged in here, another basic question how do i start my own thread maybe need to start my own thread
01-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #36
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Um? Go to the forum where you want to post a thread (For example, "Pentax News and Rumors" or "Pentax K-30 & K-50") There is a big black button with white text on the left side of the screen that says "New Thread"
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QuoteOriginally posted by tpetris Quote
Hello, i can confirm the problem its related to the electric contacts, i just received my k-30 and was a little dissapointed as the problem described was identical to my camera's behaviour.
But as i tried my Voigtlander Color Ultron 50mm 1.8 and voila! the green button metering was working as intended (the lens has metallic, conductive back).
Are you now able to meter with green button in manual mode in both LV and viewfinder? or only through LV? Also congrats on the color ultron!
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do i have an issue with my k-r or otherwise, in M mode the EV bar does not appear

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neither is my green button operational
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ev

ev metering is not possible guess its the function, have to use the green button only or Av mode
02-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #41
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I just got my first M42 and have experienced the exact same issue as the op. I was worried something was wrong w/ the green button, since I'm used to using it on my other non-A lenses.
I'm ending up liking Av mode. I use the histogram in LiveView to adjust my exposure, and then I'm set to use the viewfinder. Seems to work great...
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me too, but the other issue i face is with helios 44M av has gone haywire there, guess have use a foil or junk it
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My K-30 has no problem working with a Helios within the known quirks of the camera. I add some exposure compensation like with every other manual lens.

Please don't junk your Helios!
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Please don't junk your Helios!
Better send it to me first, I'll junk it for you :P
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i have put it on ebay india
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