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12-30-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Why isn't my ASAHI lens working with my K-x?

I have the K-x, and I decided to purchase an SMC Pentax-M 1:1.7 50mm ASAHI lens. I attached it, and while all looks well, it won't let me shoot. I made sure it was properly secured, but yet the F stop box just blinks "F- - -" and the shutter speed window is blank. The ISO is still able to be changed. All looks well through the viewfinder, focus, etc. I mainly use this camera for video, and of course it won't let me shoot with this lens either. Your help is much appreciated!

12-30-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hi Brian, welcome to the forums. This should answer all your questions about using a manual lens on a Pentax dslr:
12-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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Paul, thank you so much!

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