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03-19-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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k100d super, lens problems (m42 to pentax K)

hello there fellow pentax owners!

not so long ago, I purchased my Pentax K100D Super with original 18-55 lens.

my interest grew and I acquired some different M42 lenses the other day,
so a "conversion ring" was purchased (m42 mount to pentax k mount)
everything fits just fine on the camera, but...

when I mount a M42 lens(with the "conversion ring" of course) the "av --" starts flashing on the screen at the trigger

how can I circumvent this problem?

// M0ppeN

03-19-2009, 02:00 PM   #2

In the custom menu

on the K100 I think it is using aperture ring or allow aperture ring.. select 2 Permitted...

That should stop the flashing and then when you turn on the camera it should ask for the lens length to set SR
03-19-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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read your camera's manual, for the beginning.

then, you'll find you have to switch "Using aperture ring" setting from "prohibited" to "permitted". you may also switch "FI with S lens used" from "Unavailable" to "Available".

i don't want to sound rude, this is fairly common question, and i really don't understand, is it so hard just to scan through the settings menu and fiddle a bit with various settings?
03-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
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Many thanks to you Igilligan and elkarrde! problem solved!

now i can keep making textures


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