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02-08-2021, 05:00 PM   #1
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k-70 price

Interesting, the k-70 was on the Ricoh/Pentax site for $549, now it's back up to $649.
I guess it was just a monthly special - ?

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$649 has been the "full price" for a while, but it still sells for $549 at B&H, Adorama, Amazon, etc.

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Adorama still has it for $547 https://www.adorama.com/ipxk70.html?
They also have the KP for $697 https://www.adorama.com/ipxkpb.html?

Same deal at B&H https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1398115-REG/pentax_k_70_dslr_camera_body.html
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Well, as you may have read in my other post, I pulled the trigger and bought the k-70. Just awaiting it's arrival.

In the meantime, what settings on it do I need to make in order for it to work with my Asahi Pentax M manual lens (the M 100mm macro 1:4).
On my k-r, I have the green button "action in M mode" set to Tv SHIFT (I don't even know what that means).
Also, obviously, using the aperture ring as permitted.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
Well, as you may have read in my other post, I pulled the trigger and bought the k-70. Just awaiting it's arrival.

In the meantime, what settings on it do I need to make in order for it to work with my Asahi Pentax M manual lens (the M 100mm macro 1:4).
On my k-r, I have the green button "action in M mode" set to Tv SHIFT (I don't even know what that means).
Also, obviously, using the aperture ring as permitted.
I highly recommend the e-book by Yvonne Burque available at the attached link, been very useful for my K-70!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
Well, as you may have read in my other post, I pulled the trigger and bought the k-70. Just awaiting it's arrival.

In the meantime, what settings on it do I need to make in order for it to work with my Asahi Pentax M manual lens (the M 100mm macro 1:4).
On my k-r, I have the green button "action in M mode" set to Tv SHIFT (I don't even know what that means).
Also, obviously, using the aperture ring as permitted.
I just re-visited this post and read it over again, the following link may be more appropriate!

The PENTAX Hyper Control system: A quick, effortless way to find the optimum exposure settings / explore | RICOH IMAGING
02-27-2021, 09:15 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
Well, as you may have read in my other post, I pulled the trigger and bought the k-70. Just awaiting it's arrival.
Good choice, well selected!

QuoteOriginally posted by Michael Piziak Quote
In the meantime, what settings on it do I need to make in order for it to work with my Asahi Pentax M manual lens (the M 100mm macro 1:4).
Also, obviously, using the aperture ring as permitted.
Of course, in the menu set aperture ring permitted!
Otherwise no green button!

Good links:
Pentax Green Button Guide - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com
The Usage of Green Button - PentaxForums.com

You select M mode as you need to meter via the green button

- Doing so, the aperture stops down and the meter measures the appropriate exposure time

- You let go of the green button: The aperture moves wide open again: Necessary for brighter viewing and composition.

Example:
Set aperture for f/5,6, then focus, then press the green button: Your camera selects for example an exposure time of 1/30sec.
Take photo.

Important: Your Pentax will now stay at 1/30 for every photo you take unless you press the green button again!

Even if you change aperture: It will stay at 1/30!

So you can use that for experiments but correct metering only happens with another use of the green button.

Good read as well:
https://www.ricoh-imaging.eu/de_de/camera-info/pentax-guide-how-to-optimize-...perture-lenses

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