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01-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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manual lens on my k30

hi everyone ive just purchased a old pentax smc 50mm M 1.7 for my k30 and i can't get it to work, the F is flashing on the screen menu, ive got the dial on M and set the camera to MF on the switch, ive looked thru my manual and cant find anything, so the question is am i being a bit thick or do i need an adapter?? many thanks tom

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in the menu within the camera. Have you set it to using manual focus ring ?
there is a thread which show you how to set the camera using old manual lens.

I recall that I had a similar issue when when I first got my K30. I am sure its just a setting somewhere.

I been using my M-50mm and manual Carl Zeiss lens on my K30 no problems.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TGoode Quote
hi everyone ive just purchased a old pentax smc 50mm M 1.7 for my k30 and i can't get it to work, the F is flashing on the screen menu, ive got the dial on M and set the camera to MF on the switch, ive looked thru my manual and cant find anything, so the question is am i being a bit thick or do i need an adapter?? many thanks tom
You don't need an adapter, but you do need to follow these steps:

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

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Enable the aperture dial. It is a menu setting.


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