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11-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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K10D with Power Zoom Lens

Does anyone know what settings to use to get the Power Zoom functionsto work using a K10D and the FA power zoom lenses? Iím using the SMC FA 28 - 105 and 100 - 300mmlenses. I read an article that stated the lenses will operate two of the modesavailable. These 4 options / operations are supposed to be available when usedwith the K10D

1. Power Zoom
2. Lens Retraction
3. Zoom Clip Mode
4. Image Size Tracking Mode

Any helpwould be appreciated. Thanks - B

11-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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The firmware of the camera has to be upgraded. The initial versions did not support Power Zoom and SDM lenses. You need version 1.30 or higher.

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Yep, after the upgrade regular power zoom and lens retraction will work.

And here's a link to the firmware.

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Thank you Ole and Adam for your quick responses, the firmware is 1.30, myold PZ1 had settings for these modes. I canít seem to get the K10 / or the lensto Zoom Clip (not to worried about size tracking) using the buttons on the sideof the barrel of these lenses.

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PS the power zoom and retraction functions do work....
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Pentax Lens Power Zoom here is the link to the article
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QuoteOriginally posted by BKSande Quote
Thank you Ole and Adam for your quick responses, the firmware is 1.30, myold PZ1 had settings for these modes. I can’t seem to get the K10 / or the lensto Zoom Clip (not to worried about size tracking) using the buttons on the sideof the barrel of these lenses.

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Zoom clip will not work. Only zooming and lens retraction is supported.
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Too bad, it was a great feature! I used it shooting sports and it help out tremendouslyby eliminating the need to hand zoom to the same scene over and over


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Yup, unfortunately those features are gone from the digital bodies. At least they didn't forget about it completely, though.

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Agreed, I guess when we get the “new and improved” we have to leave somethings behind. As a side note I was checking the exposure of my K10 to myMinolta Spotmeter F and there was a world of difference in some instances,seems like the K10 is not as accurate as I thought it would be being it’s a newercamera. It almost makes you miss the old needle meter that was in the olderfilm cameras like the K1000. It was an awesome visual reference for exposures.
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