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08-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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K30 w/ Ricoh lens

Ive been wondering if its possible to use an older Ricoh lens on a K30? I know ive seen a post or two about it (not sure if it was here or on another Q&A site). I have a Ricoh P 50mm lens i would love to use. Ive heard things such as an "A" lens is ok but not the "P". Also heard that the P-pin will get stuck on an AF camera.I tried googling it but cant seem to find a definitive answer when it comes to the Pentax K30 and this lens. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Yes, but you have to remove the dreaded Ricoh Pin.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/231920-ricoh-pin-removal.html
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Ok thanks. Read a step by step on how to do that so i think im covered there. I forgot to mention its an f2 lens...wasnt sure if that made a difference with anything. Also once the lens is on the camera what is the next step from there. Besides making sure im set to MF mode, what about setting the focal length? Do you have to set the camera to a certain setting or just operate the lens as i normally would in an older film SLR?
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Ok thanks. Read a step by step on how to do that so i think im covered there. I forgot to mention its an f2 lens...wasnt sure if that made a difference with anything. Also once the lens is on the camera what is the next step from there. Besides making sure im set to MF mode, what about setting the focal length? Do you have to set the camera to a certain setting or just operate the lens as i normally would in an older film SLR?
You'll have to allow the aperture ring to be used via the software settings of the camera.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-meter...k-x-k-7-a.html

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