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02-18-2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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"Crippled" mount or not?

Just what the subject line says... can I use my aperture ring in any position without having to use stop-down metering?

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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Just what the subject line says... can I use my aperture ring in any position without having to use stop-down metering?

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I had asked that same question earlier in another thread ... I think it was in the "Final Countdown ... K-1" and was told "no change", i.e.: still crippled.
Lacking the aperture lever, or something like that.
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Looking at every available photo and video I've stumbled across I see no evidence of the aperture linkage inside the mount. I'm sure one of the "hands-on" reviews would have mentioned it if the linkage were there.
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Oh, poop.

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Yep, no sign of the aperture link lever... So we are stuck with stopped-down metering...
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Which, lets be honest, works okay too.
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That ship has sailed forever (I was told).
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Which, lets be honest, works okay too.
Unless you have a lens without A on aperture ring, like the very popular Pentax M series.
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That ship has sailed forever (I was told).
Too bad.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
That ship has sailed forever (I was told).
Us: (in every interview for at least the past five years): When are you going to uncripple the K-mount?
Pentax (in every interview for at least the past five years): We're not going to uncripple the K-mount.
Us: They're going to uncripple the K-mount!
(Pentax doesn't uncripple the K-mount.)
Us: Awwww - next time, they'll uncripple the K-mount!
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4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5........................................... Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (forehead on Keyboard) why oh why pentax did you do this to us?

Just throw the sports photogs under the bus!

took a few breaths now i am back...
i am a Surf photographer and i need 12-14FPS for some of the work i do 4.5 fps misses a lot of the very quick volatile action that occurs while shooting from Land or sea- shooting movies was a hopeful too with auto focus tracking in movie mode-the other guys have had it for years now-why not K-mount?
i will just keep my K-3 and do what i can....i wont be buying the K-1 anytime soon
no offense fellow pentax users
k-1 is not a sports camera by anymeans
Aloha Timothy

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QuoteOriginally posted by Krusty Surfer Quote
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5........................................... Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (forehead on Keyboard) why oh why pentax did you do this to us?

Just throw the sports photogs under the bus!

took a few breaths now i am back...
i am a Surf photographer and i need 12-14FPS for some of the work i do 4.5 fps misses a lot of the very quick volatile action that occurs while shooting from Land or sea- shooting movies was a hopeful too with auto focus tracking in movie mode-the other guys have had it for years now-why not K-mount?
i will just keep my K-3 and do what i can....i wont be buying the K-1 anytime soon
no offense fellow pentax users
k-1 is not a sports camera by anymeans
Aloha Timothy
A bit off topic in this thread.

---------- Post added 02-18-16 at 11:19 AM ----------

As for crippled mount I thought there were physical space considerations that Pentax had suggested made this very difficult to accomplish.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Krusty Surfer Quote
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5........................................... Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (forehead on Keyboard) why oh why pentax did you do this to us?

Just throw the sports photogs under the bus!

took a few breaths now i am back...
i am a Surf photographer and i need 12-14FPS for some of the work i do 4.5 fps misses a lot of the very quick volatile action that occurs while shooting from Land or sea- shooting movies was a hopeful too with auto focus tracking in movie mode-the other guys have had it for years now-why not K-mount?
i will just keep my K-3 and do what i can....i wont be buying the K-1 anytime soon
no offense fellow pentax users
k-1 is not a sports camera by anymeans
Aloha Timothy

You're looking for a D750 dude. The people who have them love them. Pentax is probably never going to make one. Sorry if someone told you they would.
Aloha.

---------- Post added 02-18-16 at 11:25 AM ----------

I'm still mystified. I recently got a Super Tak 35 3.5. I put it on the camera (with the adapter) left the camera on AV, set the lens to 5.6 pressed the shutter release, and voila, perfect exposure on my K-3. What am I missing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Unless you have a lens without A on aperture ring, like the very popular Pentax M series.

Too bad.
Nope. Stop down metering is a workable solution for 40 year old lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Krusty Surfer Quote
Just throw the sports photogs under the bus!
y
This isn't the camera brand you're looking for...
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'm still mystified. I recently got a Super Tak 35 3.5. I put it on the camera (with the adapter) left the camera on AV, set the lens to 5.6 pressed the shutter release, and voila, perfect exposure on my K-3. What am I missing?
Green Button stop-down metering is now pretty well calibrated compared to the K10D days. I have many K and M lenses. I am about to realize a dream I've had for at least a decade.

If I could fly to Yokohama and shake the hands of the product and design managers (or bow, or whatever is culturally appropriate) I would.

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