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03-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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50mm f1.2 smc M lens with dslr help

hi i purchased a 50mm f1.2 smc M lens to put on my k-30, ive attached it but am struggling on how to use it as i cant seem to change the aperture and so cant take pics!
please help!
i am only a novice so all help is much appreciated!
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By default, your camera will ignore the aperture ring on the lens. You need to set it so it'll use the ring. Page 259 in the K-30 manual covers this: [ Custom Setting 4], [23. Using Aperture Ring], [2 Enable].

Then you need to use M mode and stop down metering, all described in Adam's link.
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I suggest you to read the manual : it's easy and quick, and will help you understand how to play ith your new toy, and choose the best settings.

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