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03-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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K-X and 3rd party lens - need help

I love my K-X and bought a Soligor 80-200mm 14.5 lens off eBay. I know this isn't the best maker for lens but it was a great price so I wanted to give it a shot. It will mount and I can see my object in the view finder. However, when trying to take the photograph the "F" is blinking so it will not take the photograph. Tried pressing the "Av" button on top to no avail on both Auto or Manual. Suggestions?

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QuoteOriginally posted by YodaRules Quote
I love my K-X and bought a Soligor 80-200mm 14.5 lens off eBay. I know this isn't the best maker for lens but it was a great price so I wanted to give it a shot. It will mount and I can see my object in the view finder. However, when trying to take the photograph the "F" is blinking so it will not take the photograph. Tried pressing the "Av" button on top to no avail on both Auto or Manual. Suggestions?

Patsy
Follow this guide and you should be good to go:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-meter...k-x-k-7-a.html

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03-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Adam -- Thank You!!

Follow your instructions and am not able to take photographs with my Soligor Zoom lens.

Thank you so much!!!

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03-30-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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Something else you might want to do with this lens is to turn camera SR off. SR is configured for a certain focal length, and hence the zoom is not compatable with the SR except at 1 pre-set focal length.

I've had a Soligor 80-200/4.5 since old film days in '80's, but decided to play a bit with it recently on dslr. Not a bad lens at all if you can deal with the manual focus.

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