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05-24-2008, 04:38 AM   #1
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K200D and Lenses without 'A' Aperature - Is there a trick?

Perhaps I'm not understanding things, so here is a question:

Is there any "trick" to use a lens without 'A' aperature on the ring easier?

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I'm just experimenting with my Tamron, lens, which is fully automatic of course, to see if I don't mind the operation. If I can get used to it, I will maybe pick up a cheap lens on Ebay.

So far, everything is hit or miss. Here is what I do:

1) Turn on camera. My aperature ring, for instance, is set to '4'. Camera in Manual.
2) Focus and take a sample shot.
3) Look at histogram. Adjust shutter speed until things work.



For some reason, it feels like I'm missing something here. I've read about *ist cameras metering with the AE-L button, but perhaps the K200D doesn't do this, or I'm misunderstanding what's going on?

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05-24-2008, 05:04 AM   #2
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this should work the same on a K200. except you probably have to hit the 'green button' not the AE-L button. K100D (Super) Pictorial guide to using manual lenses [imgs] [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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Awesome, you were dead-on! Green button sets the shutter!
05-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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im glad you got it figured out, enjoy the lens.

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