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08-06-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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aperture ring setting

Hi all, please tell me how to set my camera to apperture priority, so it will allow the apperture ring to be set to any other setting as auto.
When I turn the aperture ring, my camera would not respond, it only flashes av-- and inside the viewfinder, I can only see F--
thanks!!

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Go into the Custom menu and set the function that says Allow Aperture Ring (or Use Aperture Ring) to Permitted. Then (if this is a K mount lens) go to M mode because that's the only mode that will work with a non A, K mount lens. With the others, it will always shoot Wide open.

Which camera are you using?

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html

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08-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Thank you so much!!! Will try this!!
08-06-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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Wow!!! so easy if you know what to do!!! I guess we all have to start somewhere!!! Thank you, I apprecheate your help.

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You are welcome. Hope to see some photos soon

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Just to be clear - all of this applies to manual lenses only. Modern lenses are designed to work with the aperture in the "A" position and provide full use of aperture priority.
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Thanks Marc, I have manual lenses, and are now happily enlightened!!! (guess we all have to start somewhere!! LOL )

wish I can attend a photography course, but there isn't anyone that gives courses in my town
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