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11-03-2019, 07:32 AM   #1
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Hello, new member here, Jelena

Hi everyone,
I have a Pentax K-50. I will use this camera for architectural shooting. My plan is to have a manual lense that I will use for the interior shots. Usually different light conditions and tight space will require a setup with the tripod. I still have to figure out how to control the images on the manual settings and this is how I navigated to this forum.

11-03-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You may find the following video tutorial helpful:
How to Use Manual Lenses on Pentax DSLRs - Tutorial Videos | PentaxForums.com
You will find lots of helpful folk here, so feel free to ask questions. Anyway, glad you are here and looking forward to more posts.
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11-03-2019, 08:26 AM   #4
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Welcome, Jelena - there are many here who will be able and willing to help you.

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I guess the video link is not showing up on the referenced Pentax Forums page. The following should take you directly to the video:
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Welcome to the forum, Jelena.
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lots of friendly members and knowledge can be found here

have you looked at these articles yet:

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Pentax Green Button Guide
A look at one of Pentax's secrets
By johnhilvert in Articles and Tips on Aug 15, 2016

Note how the green button carries no label

John Hilvert delves into the charms of the misunderstood "green button" on Pentax cameras.

It may not change your life. Yet with just one press it can reset your camera's exposure back to defaults, offer you a dandy spot meter for non-automatic lenses, support you when using manual mode, speed up settings adjustments in the menu, and a lot more! . . .
Read more at: Pentax Green Button Guide - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

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Manual Focus Lens Choices for Pentax
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Catch-in-Focus Tutorial
Snapping photos as soon as your subject gets in focus
By bdery in Articles and Tips on May 2, 2015
Catch-in focus is a powerful technique that allows DSLRs to use information from the autofocus system to confirm focus even when using manual lenses. What's more, with this technique the camera will automatically take a picture once your subject comes into focus! Easy to learn and master, catch-in focus can be a life-saver in some situations. . . .
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How to Use Manual Lenses on Pentax DSLRs
Virtually all K-mount and M42 lenses are compatible!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cipher Quote
. . . Note: There are two versions of this lens, The HD Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited has a little better resistance to flare and the Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited has “starbursts.” . . .
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HD vs. SMC Pentax Limited Primes
Introduction
At Photokina 2012, Pentax announced a brand new lens coating which they named the "HD Coating". This coating is slowly starting to replace the conventional "Super Multi Coating" (SMC) on high-end Pentax glass. According to Pentax, the new HD coating greatly reduces reflectance without making any sacrifices in terms of durability. This kind of coating isn't new to the industry, however: Pentax digital medium format lenses have been treated with a slightly less durable variant called Aero Bright coating ever since their debut, and other manufacturers have been using "nano" coatings on their premium lenses for several years.

The modern SMC coating that DA lenses have been using for about a decade now isn't the same as the SMC coating that Pentax originally launched in the 1970's. In fact, most DA lenses have been said to have a "ghostless" coating, so while we don't expect the difference between SMC and HD coating to be be a game-changer, it should certainly still be easy to observe
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Hello from another K-50 user,
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