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10-31-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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older lens on k-30....help with settings.

I know there must be a post or sticky on using older pentax lens on a new k-30 body ?

I have ........ Super Takumar 3.5/35mm.... WITH auto/manual switch
SMC Pentax 1.8/55mm WITHOUT any Auto/Manual switch
Ricoh XR Rikenon 2.8/28mm WITHOUT any Auto/Manual switch

All these are usable and fantastic lenses. However Im not at all certain about camera settings using these older lenses , and what functions and modes work and don't ? Metering ? modes that will/wont work etc. Preview using green button ?
Any help , or links would be greatly appreciated as I want to learn the Ricoh 28mm lens the most and the 35mm secondly Im getting lost without the manual giving much info................Thanks !


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QuoteOriginally posted by az1895 Quote
I know there must be a post or sticky on using older pentax lens on a new k-30 body ?

I have ........ Super Takumar 3.5/35mm.... WITH auto/manual switch
SMC Pentax 1.8/55mm WITHOUT any Auto/Manual switch
Ricoh XR Rikenon 2.8/28mm WITHOUT any Auto/Manual switch

All these are usable and fantastic lenses. However Im not at all certain about camera settings using these older lenses , and what functions and modes work and don't ? Metering ? modes that will/wont work etc. Preview using green button ?
Any help , or links would be greatly appreciated as I want to learn the Ricoh 28mm lens the most and the 35mm secondly Im getting lost without the manual giving much info................Thanks !
Here's the guide:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-me...k-x-k-7-a.html

That should get you on your feet, let us know if you have any other questions

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Here you go:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-troubleshooting-beginner-help/110658-u...x-dslrs-f.html

The Super-Tak will require an adapter.

The SMC Pentax 55mm should work as is assuming it is K mount

The Rikenon, I do not know. Is it K-mount or M42? If K-mount you might want to check for the Ricoh pin which in some cases can cause problems. I am sure someone with more Ricoh experience than me will chime in on it.
10-31-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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They are all K mount even the Ricoh. The Ricoh doesn't have the problematic pin.
Thanks for the help ! Now I have to go sort it out in my mind.....lol.


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With my Macro-Takumar, I use a Pentax screw mount adapter ring. Because the lens has only aperture and focus rings, I set the K-30 for full manual operation. The metering still works but the lens must be manually stopped down prior to exposure. These older optics are excellent and inexpensive but require a bit of thought.
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