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07-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Pentax KX and lens that doesn't work

Hiya all!
I have bought on ebay lens Sunactinon 70-210mm f4.5 MC auto zoom with Pentax K bayonet mount.

The lens fits with no problem, but camera is not working. I switched to manual mode, and changed for manual focus, but still the same.

On the camera screen, the values for [F] and ISO are blinking and nothing can be done. I can't even discharge the flash. The lens is quite old, but looks fine, and was sold as working and fit for purpose. I have to add that camera works fine with kit lens.
Could someone help me out? Maybe I'm doing something wrong or maybe I need some kind of adapter, cause this lens was designed for SLR.
Thanks in advance!

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You also need to set a custom function as per this guide:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-meter...k-x-k-7-a.html

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07-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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thank you so much, I'm such a layman ;-)
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BTW...from your photos above, it appears that your camera is a Pentax K-x. The KX (no hyphen) was a much earlier film camera of somewhat legendary status that requires no modification or configuration to work with your lens.

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yeah, you're correct it's dslr not film camera ;]
I am just starting my adventure with manual lenses, trying to learn some new things
got recently SMC Pentax 135mm f3.5 and I'm rubbing my hands to get Pentax SMC A 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 as well
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