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03-11-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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Manual lenses with K3?

Has anyone used a manual lenses with the K3?
If so please let me know the basics for the setting up the camera to accept the manual lens.
I have switched the camera over to manual, but the shutter will not depress and no pictures are taken.


Thank you for you help.

03-11-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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If the aperture ring does not have an 'A' (auto) position you need to go into menu C4, No. 27, and set 'Use aperture ring' to yes. Page 83 in the K-3 manual.
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This might help: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using...x-dslrs-f.html

Not sure if it has been updated for the k-3 but outside of the menu setting noted above everything else should be the same.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
If the aperture ring does not have an 'A' (auto) position you need to go into menu C4, No. 27, and set 'Use aperture ring' to yes. Page 83 in the K-3 manual.
Thank you for your quick response to my question. I will give it a try today after work.

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This might help: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using...x-dslrs-f.html

Not sure if it has been updated for the k-3 but outside of the menu setting noted above everything else should be the same.
Great information I know that this will help.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
This might help: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using...x-dslrs-f.html

Not sure if it has been updated for the k-3 but outside of the menu setting noted above everything else should be the same.
Using Manual lenses on the K-3 is the same as the others. Make sure you have aperture ring use enabled on the camera, select the focal length, set your ring to the intended aperture, then use the green button for stop down metering.
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M42's manual primes are the only lenses that get used on my K3 now.
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M42's manual primes are the only lenses that get used on my K3 now.
Which ones??
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M42's manual primes are the only lenses that get used on my K3 now.
I got my K3 to put on my Taks. What a pleasure to use now. Results I could not dream of with the older body.

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M42's manual primes are the only lenses that get used on my K3 now.
Why would you restrict yourself, Parry?
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Why would you restrict yourself, Parry?
I think there are a few of us doing the same.......We love the old glass !
Its for a reason.....
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