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02-01-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7 - Aperture Display

I've just picked up an Pentax M 50mm F1.7 for my K200D. Once it's mounted I'm able to see and change the shutter speed on the LCD display but there's no aperture info.

I know how to set the aperture but it would be nice to see and have the aperture recorded on any shots I take. Is there anyway to do this ?

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02-01-2009, 07:03 AM   #2
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Afaik it's not possible to record aperture info with M lenses
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This is also the case with all pre-A lenses IIRC. Don't worry, you'll get used to it The images from those lenses are at least equal to the post-A counterparts anyway
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Ok thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll have plenty of fun with it

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QuoteOriginally posted by BlankGeneration Quote
Ok thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll have plenty of fun with it
Yes, I think you will!! It is one of my favourite lenses and I don't miss the aperture on the display. Get used to it, and you will love this lens after some time....
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Sadly my m 50/1.7 doesn't get nearly as much love as my s-m-c takumar. I like to keep a little pad of paper in my camera bag for the shots that matter. The useful thing is that if you use shake reduction, iat least t records the shake reduction focal length in exif for you. for some reason my lightroom tends to think that I use f/2.8 all the time with manuals, now that is a problem to investigate
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