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12-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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I'm sure the solution is easy.... I just can't find it!

My children gave me a new K-01 for Christmas. I wanted to stay with Pentax and asked for this model specifically because I was told I could use my old K-mount lenses I used for years on my ME Super. When I attached my 28-80MM lense and turned the camera on, I see "F---" in red on the lower part of the monitor. I have not been able to find anything in the OM and so far, nothing on line. Thanks to anyone that can help!

12-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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There's a menu item to allow the use of aperture ring. It's off by default. You need to enable it.

Custom Setting Items (Page 72-73 of the manual.)
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I believe you have to turn on a option on the camera menu to allow use of the aperture ring when it is not set to A.
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See this sticky:

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

On the K-01, the 'allow apertures setting' option is the very last one (#16) on the custom functions menu.

One additional step: On the K-01, on K- & M- series lenses, you'll need to manually select an ISO, or it will be in TAv, which won't work like the instructions in the sticky.

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