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02-03-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Getting PENTAX-A 50 f1.7 Prime to work with my K5

Just got a PENTAX-A 50 f1.7 but i have no idea how to get it working on my k5.
the F is coming up "f--" and my camera wont do anything any help

02-03-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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It's the last item in the last menu (nr.27). I don't have the English menu (Dutch), so I am not totally certain about the wording of it, but you have to allow the use of the Aperture ring. Then when you start up your camera it will ask you for a focal length (50mm in your case) for the shake reduction to do its work.
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No need to use the Aperture ring since the "A" lens is Auto Aperture and the camera can handle it. Just make sure the ring is clicked into the "A" position, not on a number. Of course, as FRIES said, if you want to use the manual aperture all you have to do is change the default menu setting to allow it.
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... Also to get into the "A"utomatic mode, there is a small button to the left of the "A" on the aperture ring. Depress the button and turn the aperture ring past the f22 position to the "A" position.

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