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06-14-2020, 12:49 AM   #1
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How to use manual lenses with the K-70

I just acquired an old SMC 500mm manual lens. I have found tutorials on how to set up older Pentax DSLR cameras but nothing on the K-70.

While there are a lot of similarities in the setups they don't exactly match up and, being new at this, I don't understand how to set up the K-70 to use a manual lens effectively.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bob

06-14-2020, 12:58 AM   #2
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Hi Bob, the tutorial video on the forums should help. Good luck.

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This article is also current for the K-70. The steps are the same as many older bodies:
How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc) - PentaxForums.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
This article is also current for the K-70. The steps are the same as many older bodies:
How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc) - PentaxForums.com
I did that. I understand everything up to setting "green button". The instructions from there don't match the settings on the K-70. I got the part about setting the "use aperture ring". What I don't understand is setting the "E Dial"

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I just set my edail to p and it works.
Try it, if it doesn't set the shutter try the next. There are only 5 settings.
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I set up a user mode for it. M mode green button set for tvshift. Menu>fifth page button customization>e-dial programming>second page change M green button to tvshift. The camera should stop down and meter the shutter speed.
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Thanks everyone. This was very helpful. I'll try Swanlefitte's idea first. I did find an article that goes into a lot of detail on using manual lenses on the K-70. I also has a couple of manual 50mm lenses that I can practice with first. I'll save lugging the 500mm monster around for when I get better at all this.
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Just a thought, I as well as other K-70 owners have gotten a lot of info from Yvonne books available here. ebook - Search Results - PentaxForums.com

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Thank you SharkyCA, the book is perfect. I shows exactly how to set the K-70 for using manual lenses. Now I just have to learn how to be a real photographer .

Thank you everyone for your prompt assistance.

All the best, Bob R
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