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04-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Just registered and look forward to learning alot from the site.

I have just been given a 500mm 3M-5A & a MTO1000A mirror lens from my dad. I have a ist DL & would appreciate any tips on using these lenses on this body. I have got the M42 adaptor & am keen to start experimenting.



04-30-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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04-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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You will probably get more help if you post your question up in the SLR Lens Discussion area.

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Somewhere in the custom menu should be something like "Aperture ring permitted". Check "Yes". This allows you to use a lens that does not have an "A" setting on the aperture ring (assuming you had an aperture ring :-)

In the case of the mirror lens, you can shoot in Av or manual. With a "regular" fully-manual lens, I also use Av but I have to stop down and then meter.

I think there is a "sticky post" in the Beginner's Forum as this is a common question.

05-01-2010, 12:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies, these tips gives me a good place to start, just need a bit of time to fiddle.


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